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Wall Street = War Street, New Yorkers Join Nation-wide Protests to Mark 10th Anniversary of U.S. War in AfghanistanSalem-News.com
Sat. OCT. 15, Noon Rally at Wall Street at Broadway - March to Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Liberty & Broadway
(NEW YORK CITY) - This Saturday, New York will take part in a day of nationally coordinated antiwar actions led by the United National Anti-war Coalition, a broad based alliance of individuals and organizations for peace, social justice, and human rights.
Protesters mark the 10th anniversary of the US led war on Afghanistan with demands for the end of the wars, an end to U.S. aid to Israel, an end to U.S. bombing and destruction in Libya, and an end to the growing repression at home.
As a reminder that the devastating and criminal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen are fought to secure oil, resources, and markets for Wall St and Western corporations, Saturday’s anti-war March will culminate in a rally at the Occupy Wall Street encampment, the locus of weeks of ongoing protests against corporate power.
“Every time people call for money for social services, we are told there is no money, but the government always finds money for its wars,” said Sara Flounders, a representative of UNAC. While disproportionate numbers of working-class people die in combat zones, corporate backed politicians bail out Wall St and insurance companies then cut health care and education services that enable working families to meet basic needs.
The anti-war protests will take place despite repeated NYPD attacks on the peaceful Occupy Wall St. protests, revelations of NYPD-CIA spying on Muslims, FBI raids on anti-war activists, and ongoing stop and frisk policies focused on Black and Latino youth – all indicators of government repression of basic rights within the U.S. “This march signals the increasing anger of the populace and their unequivocal dedication to the right to protest, even as the government increasingly attacks that right,” said Flounders.
For more information see: www.UNACpeace.org
Source: United National Anti-War Coalition
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