2 DAYS UNTIL MARCH 20:
What you need to know
*The plan for the NYC demonstration & how to get there
*Bus drop off and parking
*Map of the rally area and march
*Hundreds of volunteers are needed
*Up-to-date logistical information
*Buses to NYC & other regional demonstrations, 200+
*Funds urgently needed
Opposition to the Iraq war and occupation is deep and it
is global. It stunned the war-makers that the people of
Spain, having experienced a horrific terrorist attack on
civilians, could three days later resist the right-wing
pressure applied by the pro-Bush Aznar government and turn
that government out of office. This incredible upset was a
focused repudiation by the people of the government's
cooperation with Bush and Blair in carrying out the
aggression in Iraq. That was a remarkable political
development which will have widespread repercussions. The
people of Spain will be in the streets on March 20th. So
In response to the call from the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition,
New York City Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council
received more than 5,000 e-mails and letters demanding
that they uphold the free speech rights of demonstrators
who have a permit to march and rally in the heart of
mid-town Manhattan on Saturday. Thousands more are showing
their support and rejecting the efforts of the government
to intimidate people from coming, by buying bus tickets
and making plans to come out into the streets. For the
regional action in New York, buses, vans, car caravans and
trains are bringing people from as far south as Charlotte,
North Carolina to as far north as Burlington, VT.
Currently there are over 30 cities organizing
transportation to New York City.
BELOW IS VITAL INFORMATION FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE NEW
YORK CITY PROTEST, as well as how to find details about
other regional and local protests:
1) THE PLAN FOR THE NEW YORK CITY DEMONSTRATION & HOW TO
In New York City, the demonstration is planned to assemble
at 11:30 am on Madison Ave. between 23rd St. and 34th St.
(the stage will be between 23rd and 24th St.) To access
the assembly area, come to 34th St. and Madison Ave. and
then walk south on Madison Ave until you reach the crowd.
By subway, take the F/D/F/N/Q/R/V/W or 6 to 34th St.; or
the B/D/F/V, 7, or 4/5/6 to 42nd St.
BUS DROP OFF & PARKING: Bus drop off and parking is on the
south side of 42nd St. starting at Madison Avenue and
After an opening rally, we will march at approximately 1
pm. We will march west on 23rd Street, north on 6th Avenue
through Harold Square, east on 40th Street, and south on
Madison Avenue back to the original assembly area (between
23rd St. and 34th St.). We'll be marching through several
busy commercial areas, so our march will be seen by huge
numbers of people. A closing rally will follow the march.
A map showing the details of the demonstration can be
See below for information on transportation to New York
City and other regional demonstrations.
2) HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THESE
DEMONSTRATIONS A SUCCESS
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make the March 20
Global Day of Action a success. There are many ways that
you can help out. For more information on how to
volunteer, call 212-633-6646.
3) GET UP-TO-DATE LOGISTICAL INFORMATION FOR NEW YORK CITY
If you are planning to attend the New York City, please
visit the March 20 logistics page on the A.N.S.W.E.R.
This page contains maps, directions, public
transportation, housing, parking and more.
4) YOU CAN STILL GET ON THE BUS TO NYC OR OTHER REGIONAL
DEMONSTRATIONS, OR JOIN A DEMONSTRATION IN YOUR CITY
For information about TRANSPORTATION TO NEW YORK CITY, and
about LOCAL & REGIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS taking place across
the U.S., go to
If you are ORGANIZING TRANSPORTATION to a regional event,
fill out this form:
If you are ORGANIZING A LOCAL OR REGIONAL EVENT, fill out
5) MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION
We urgently need your help - please make a financial
contribution to help us cover all of the vast expenses of
the demonstration. We want to thank the many people who
have come forward and made contributions in the past days.
These donations have been a huge boost for the efforts.
But we are not all the way there yet. Please make a
TAX-DEDUCTIBLE contribution now online through our secure
server at http://www.internationalanswer.org/donate.html,
where you can also get information on how to write a
Email circulated by:
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
New York 212-633-6646
Los Angeles 213-487-2368
San Francisco 415-821-6545