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Anti-War Movement Announces Plans for Actions to Mark the 5th Anniversary of
the War in Iraq
January 30, 2008
Progressive Democrats of America is working with United for Peace and
Justice (UFPJ), the nation's largest antiwar coalition with 1,400 member groups,
to organize activities on the 5th anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.
March 19, 2008 will mark the passage of 5 years since the U.S. invasion
of Iraq in 2003 and the beginning of the 6th year of war and occupation.
PDA will work with UFPJ in calling for and supporting a set of
activities on and around the 5th anniversary that will manifest the intensifying
opposition to the war:
- March 13-16, Winter Soldier: UFPJ member group Iraq
Veterans Against the War is organizing historic hearings March 13-16 in
Washington, DC. Veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as
Iraqis and Afghans, will tell the nation the real story of this war. UFPJ is
helping local groups and individuals plan events that directly link to and
amplify the Winter Soldier hearings, from which we hope to have a live video
feed available so that communities around the country can gather to watch and
- March 19, Mass Nonviolent Direct Action in Washington,
DC: UFPJ is organizing for what we hope will be the largest day of
nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience yet against the war in Iraq.
The coalition is working to have delegations from all 50 states take part in
this massive day of action.
- March 19, Local Actions Throughout the Country: Congress
will not be in session and so our representatives and senators will be in
their home districts/states. The coalition is encouraging those who are not
able to make it to Washington on March 19 to organize local antiwar actions.
These events will vary in location or character, and they will all be tied to
the actions in Washington and sending the same message to the policy makers:
It is time to end this war and occupation!
about these activities can be found at the new website UFPJ has created for the
5th anniversary efforts: www.5yearstoomany.org