On Saturday, thousands of people converged at the White House for the March 20 March on Washington—the largest anti-war demonstration since the announcement of the escalation of the Afghanistan war. By the time the march started at 2 p.m., the crowd had swelled up to 10,000 protesters.
Transportation to Washington, D.C., was organized from over 50 cities in 20 states. Demonstrators rallied and marched shoulder to shoulder to demand U.S. Out of Iraq and Afghanistan Now, Free Palestine, Reparations for Haiti andNo sanctions against Iran as well as Money for jobs, education and health care!
Speakers at the Washington rally represented a broad cross section of the anti-war movement, including veterans and military families, labor, youth and students, immigrant right groups, and the Muslim and Arab American community.
Following the rally, a militant march led by veterans, active-duty service members and military families made its way through the streets of D.C. carrying coffins draped in Afghan, Iraqi, Pakistani, Somali, Yemeni, Haitian and U.S. flags, among those of other countries, as a symbol of the human cost of war and occupation. Coffins were dropped off along the way at Halliburton, the Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and other institutions connected to the war profiteering, propaganda, and human suffering. The final coffin drop-off was at the White House—the decision-making center of U.S. imperialism.
The A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition Organized this event;
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Medea Benjamin, Code Pink, Campus Antiwar Movement to End the Occupation (CAMEO), Rev. Jim Rigby, Spoken Word Poets, Community Activist, Joe Carr and the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), to name a few joined together to voice opposition the the war machine at the Healthcare Not Warfare Rally in Austin on Oct. 17, 2009.
MonkeyWrench Books and Palestine Online Store are happy to host this evening of music and politics with David Rovics. Described by Amy Goodman as the "musical version of Democracy Now!," Rovics is an internationally celebrated political folks musician. David has traveled the world as a professional flat-picking rabble-rouser, and regularly tours on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies.
He has shared the stage with a veritable of who's who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other networks. His essays are published regularly on CounterPunch elsewhere, and the 200+ songs he makes available for free on the web have been downloaded more than a million times. Most importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible.
Palestine Online Store (http://www.palestineonlinestore.com) is the web's leading website marketing products from or about Palestine.
This was filmed at MonkeyWrench Books (http://www.monkeywrenchbooks.org).
This is a zgraphix production. Produced by Jeff Zavala. http://zgraphix.org
Song list includes:
I'm A Better Anarchist Than You, Cordova, Draft Dodger Rag (by Phil Ochs), The Last Lincoln Veteran, Song for the Mavi Marmara, I Wanna Go Home, Pirates of Somalia, Saint Patrick Battalion, Song for My Broken Heart, Burn it Down, John Brown, Asylum-Seeking Daleks (by Attila the Stockbroker), Lebanon (2006), Behind the Barricades, The Internationale
The University of Texas Palestine Solidarity Committee Presents - Ali Abunimah from Gaza to Freedom: Future Scenarios for Palestine/Israel
Ali Abunimah is one of the most dynamic and well-informed speakers on Palestine. He is the Executive Director of The Electronic Intifada and a writer and commentator on Middle East and Arab-American affairs. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Financial Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Jordan Times, Lebanon's Daily Star and Ha'aretz, among others. He is frequent guest on local, national and international radio and television, including public radio and television, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, the BBC and many others. Abunimah lectures frequently at colleges in the United States. He received his BA from Princeton University and MA from the University of Chicago. Abunimah travels often to the Middle East and is a full-time researcher in social policy at the University of Chicago. His first book, One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, was published in 2007 and makes a compelling case for a one-state solution based on legal equality for Israelis and Palestinians.
Check him out on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/avinunu