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Protest Iraq War 18th Anniversary
On Friday, March 19 at 3:30 PM, on the 18th anniversary of the U.S. war in Iraq, join us to demonstrate our opposition to the endless U.S. wars in Iraq and other countries, as well as the government’s war on the climate, the economy, and the poor. Demand the Pentagon budget be slashed to pay reparations to victims and for other human needs.
March 20, 2003 at 5:34 a.m. Baghdad time, the United States invaded Iraq. 18 years later, U.S. troops still remain. Also many Americans are not aware that the Biden/Harris administration has authorized the building of NEW military bases in Iraq and Syria, as well as continuing military operations in 85 countries around the world. It’s high time we repeal the 2003 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and officially end the war started erroneously 18 years ago.
Since 2003, there have been nearly 208,000 Iraqi civilian deaths, with ‘excess deaths’ estimated to be as high as one million. Over 9 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes, and an entire generation of children has grown up not knowing anything other than the violence, poverty, and trauma of war. 18 years after the invasion of Iraq, neither Iraqis nor Americans are any safer.
Join us to demonstrate our opposition to the endless U.S. wars in Iraq and other countries. Demand that the Pentagon budget be slashed to pay reparations to victims and for other human needs. Join us at the Manhattan Bridge Plaza at Bowery and Canal. We will hold banners and signs facing the late afternoon Friday rush hour traffic across the bridge as well as pedestrians in the neighborhood. For more information, call 718-768-7306
If you can’t get there (and even if you can): Use this message from Peace Action to write to your members of Congress, urging them to do everything in their power to end these senseless wars, and to prioritize human needs. Note that NONE of our Brooklyn representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of HR. 256 to repeal the 2003 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF.) This is something that they can and should do without further delay!