Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Resist in March

Resist in March

March 19 marks the 5th Anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Peace and justice organizations will hold actions around the country and in Washington, DC to demand an end to the funding of the occupation, along with the impeachment of the president and vice president who launched it. For the full range of activities, see

The timing of these efforts could not be better, with Congress considering another $105 billion for the occupation of Iraq, with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz putting the true costs of the occupation over $3 trillion, and with awareness growing that Congress can simply stop voting on additional funds. Here's what we want our Representatives to do:


MARCH 10-12 in Washington DC: Stop-Loss Congress

While Congress plans a vacation from March 15th to 30th, Bush's stop-loss policy requires soldiers to involuntarily extend their tours and prolong the occupation. It is time to Stop-Loss Congress!

On Monday March 10, and Tuesday March 11, we will deliver "official" stop-loss notices to all members of Congress to notify them that all of their LEAVES, VACATIONS and HOME VISITS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED until every soldier and mercenary is home from Iraq. On Wednesday March 12, we will take nonviolent action on Capitol Hill.


MARCH 13-16, 2008 (Thursday-Sunday): Winter Soldier

Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War will testify in Silver Spring, Maryland to crimes witnessed and committed in Iraq. Audio and video of panels will be available live online, on satelite TV, and on Pacifica radio.

Local events supporting Winter Soldier, and other events for peace, justice, and impeachment:


MARCH 16 to 18, 2008 (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) in Washington, D.C.: Training, Lobbying, Restoring the Constitution

March 17th and 18th All day trainings & workshop at the Warehouse Theatre in preparation for March 19th

March 18th, Tuesday: CODEPINK Action Day to Take Back the Constitution:

Events are also planned around the country on March 17-18, including events in support of impeachment and demanding an end to funding the occupation. See:

Impeachment advocates are using this opportunity to advance a new strategy modeled on what achieved the resignation of Richard Nixon:

A reborn Students for a Democratic Society has planned campus events on March 17 to 21.


MARCH 19, 2008 (Wednesday) Nonviolent Civil Resistance in All 435 Congressional Districts and in the Nation's Capital on the Fifth Anniversary of the Occupation of Iraq

Locations in each congressional district, to be determined locally, will include congressional offices (Congress Members and Senators will be in their districts on this day), federal buildings, military recruiters, weapons makers, war profiteers, or corporate media outlets. In Washington, with Congress out of town, the focus will be on war profiteers in the military industrial disaster-capitalism complex. Events will include roles for people not wanting to risk arrest.

LOCAL EVENTS: Post Yours! Update it.



Resources for nonviolent activism: HERE.
Resources for promoting your event in the media:
Flyers and posters with room for local info:
Ideas for local actions:


World Can't Wait Events in DC on 19th

Join in acts of creative non-violent civil resistance:


Sick of It Day

Something else that anyone anywhere can do on the 19th:


Student Involvement and Leadership

March 20 SDS Campus Protests

Students for a Democratic Society Campus Events

March 22 Teach In at American University in Washington DC


March 20-23 Split This Rock Poetry Festival

Stick around to TALK about what you've been doing, with Split This Rock in Washington, D.C.

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