Bush's sham "ceasefire" resolution is a plan for more war and aggression
All out for August 12!
It is now clear that tens of thousands of people are coming to Washington, DC on August 12 to condemn the U.S.-Israeli assault and show solidarity with the people of Palestine and Lebanon. Now is the time for the people of the United States to stand up and be counted.
Please donate now!
This is a critical time and we need to raise funds immediately. We are organizing buses from all over the country. The buses need to be paid for in advance. We are contracting for sound, stage, porta johns, and paying for posters, leaflets, placards.
The whole world is condemning the U.S. and Israeli war that has made nearly one-quarter of Lebanon's entire population, 800,000 people, refugees in their home country. The Israeli military, supplied and supported by the United States government, has destroyed the infrastructure of a nation, deprived families of water and left them starving and foraging to keep alive, and slaughtered hundreds of people, burying children and parents under their homes or in shelters where they have desperately sought refuge.
A Public Relations Sham
The U.S.-French so-called "cease-fire" resolution would be considered a very bad joke except for the fact that hundreds of more people will die as a consequence. This resolution rewards the aggressors by allowing them to occupy Lebanon. It strips Lebanon of its sovereignty as a nation. It permits the Israelis to continue military operations on Lebanese soil and in Gaza. It demands the disarming of those Lebanese forces who have resisted the invasion of their country, while the U.S. pours billions of dollars into the Israeli military to resupply the Air Force and army with ever more lethal and high-tech weapons.
The actual goal of the resolution is to make the Bush Administration appear as "peace-makers" at the very moment they instigate and perpetuate new acts of violence against the Lebanese and Palestinian people and widen the U.S. war in the Middle East.
Mass demonstrations around the world -- all out August 12th!
On August 12 we will demand that all Israeli troops leave Lebanon and we will demand full scale reparations for the people of Lebanon and Palestine for the crimes committed against them.
Hundreds of thousands march in Baghdad, August 4.
Over the past week people around the world have come out in mass demonstrations from hundreds of thousands in Baghdad to 100,000 in London. This coming Saturday is the time when the people of the U.S. will be coming together in mass assembly for the Emergency March on Washington. There will be sister actions on the West Coast in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Make your plans right now to hit the streets Saturday - take a stand - call your friends and family - get a bus ticket while they last or organize a car caravan. We cannot be silent while U.S. bombs rain down on the children of Lebanon and Palestine.
Logistical information -- volunteers needed
100,000 march in London, August 5.
We have a created a page for logistical information on the demonstration, including driving directions, information on public transportation, and plans for the day. To see the logistics page, click here.
- Buy a New York City bus ticket!
- Logistical information for August 12th
- Organize transportation
- Volunteer for DC march
- Volunteer for SF march
- Download flyers: National (DC), New York City, Chicago
Your donation is needed today
We have received an amazing response to the August 12 Call to Action. You would never know it from the biased and bigoted mass media in the United States, but millions of people are disgusted by the actions of the Bush Administration and the Israeli government and want to help this anti-war movement grow ever larger. We can't do it without the help and self-sacrifice of those who support the efforts of the anti-war movement and all the many hard-working volunteers. Please donate today to help cover the enormous expenses for August 12.