Australia and the Rallies

One would think that the human rights tradgedie alone perpetuated by the war on terror, let alone the environmental injustices, would be enough to raise millions of voices across the country. Yet it seems that the warm blanket of apathy is more comforting to most Americans that the strength of a clear conscience- hence poor participation in rallies throughout the years– and only recently have our friendly and similar neighboors the Australians gotten the hint. Their election of Rudd last week proves their willingness to stand against the Bush regime more than the American people, but can a last ditch effort in Washington D.C. this year shake the foundation under which we sleep?

March 16 will mark the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and bombing of Baghdad. The ongoing war has cost the lives of over 1.2 million Iraqis, and created 4.2 million refugees, in addition to costing thousands of American and other coalition lives, billions upon billions of taxpayers dollars, and American pride in the international community. Rudd (Australia) has committed to pulling the ‘combat’ troops in Iraq out by the middle of 2008, yet this represents only a third of Australia’s military involvement in Iraq and the Labor Government wants to send these troops straight to Afghanistan. The US-led war on Afghanistan has caused just as much destruction and devastation as the Iraq War. It hasn’t led to anything resembling democracy with warlords gaining in power, the Taliban regrouping and the puppet government having no support outside Kabul. Rudd has also reaffirmed his commitment to supporting the sham ‘War on Terror’, keeping the draconian Anti-Terror Laws and supporting any further military operations in the Middle East.

See below for rally advertisement….

Iraq, 5 Years Too Long
Palm Sunday Rally for Peace
All Troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan
No support for US ‘War on Terror’
Renewables not Wars for Oil

We are calling on all interested groups, activists and concerned individuals to get involved in helping to organise a rally to mark the 5th year anniversary of the Iraq war on Palm Sunday to promote peace in the face of the ‘War on Terror’. For more information contact Phil on 0417 904 329, or Trent on 0407 070 841
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~ by 1womanarmy on February 18, 2008.

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