rally today: 10/16, 12:30 in Chicago
- oin us Oct 16 to End the Wars and Occupations and for Jobs, Education & Equality!
This Saturday, October 16, people from all over Chicago and the Midwest will be meeting at 12:30 pm at the corner of Michigan and Congress in downtown Chicago and marching up Michigan Avenue in a permitted mass demonstration.
Dozens of antiwar, antiracist and social justice groups have been organizing for this important day of action that is the culmination of activities in October all across the U.S. on the 9th Anniversary of the Afghanistan war. (Scroll down to see the list of endorsing groups)
ANSWER volunteers in Chicago and throughout the Midwest have passed out tens of thousands of leaflets and continue to do everything they can to bring as many people out into the streets to march together for jobs, education, equality and an immediate end to the occupations of Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq ... and much more.
The majority of the people of the U.S. have made it clear that they want change. The unending wars; the jobs crisis; the massive bailout of the banks; the attacks on education; the attacks on unions; the BP oil spill; and the rise of racism and bigotry against immigrants, Muslims and people of color are all clear signs that real change is needed now. The vast majority of people need something completely different than what we're getting from Washington and local governments.
Real change has always been made in the streets by mass movements struggling for justice. Racist laws and organizations can be defeated. Wars can be brought to an end. Jobs can be won. The environment can be cleaned up. Healthcare and education can be free. Equality can be won. If the people of the U.S. were to join together in struggle, we could break up the status quo and make real, lasting change. Let's make October 16 as big and as successful as possible. Join us as we help build a mass movement for jobs, equality and peace!
October 16 Midwest Regional March and Rally in Chicago
Assemble at Michigan Ave. at 12:30 pm
March on Michigan Ave.
For directions click here
For more information call 773-463-0311
9th Anniv. of Afghanistan War: coordinated with actions all across the U.S. in October
End Occupation: Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, ...
Jobs, Education, Health Care, Housing!
Full Equality Now: Immigrants, LGBT People, all
Fight Racism! Stop Budget Cuts!
October 16 is endorsed by:
8th Day Center for Justice
Albany Park, Mayfair, North Park Neighbors for Peace & Justice
American Muslims for Palestine
AWARE (Anti-War, Anti-Racism Effort--Champaign, IL)
Bloomington-Normal Citizens for Peace and Justice
Chicago Area CodePINK
Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism
Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Comité Anti-Militarización (CAMI)
Dan La Botz Socialist campaign for U.S. Senate in Ohio
DuPage County Green Party
Episcopal Veterans Fellowship
Faith on the Front Line
Four M's Company
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justicel
Gay Liberation Network
Industrial Workers of the World Chicago
International Socialist Organization
International Solidarity Movement
Jewish Voice For Peace Chicago
La Voz de los de Abajo
Labor Beat / Labor Express
National Lawyers Guild, Michigan/Detroit Chapter
Near West Citizens for Peace & Justice (NWCPJ)
Neighbors for Peace
News and Letters Committees
Nicaragua Solidarity Network
North Shore Coalition for Peace Justice and the Environment
Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition
Northwest Suburban Peace & Education Project
Oaks Of Mamre Catholic Worker
Palestine Solidarity Group Chicago
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Pax Christi Seed Planters
People Who Care About Peace
Peoria Area Peace Network
St. Clement's Church Peace Committee
Students of St. Ambrose Anti-War Committee
Students for a Democratic Society - Wilbur Wright College
Students for Justice in Palestine -- Northeastern Illinois University
Veterans for Peace
Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Workers World Party