NWU Endorses March 20 Anti-War Protests
CONSISTENT WITH DECISIONS MADE by the National Writers Union
Delegates Assembly, including the Resolution Against War With
Iraq, February, 2003, the National Writers Union (UAW 1981) has
endorsed, along with US Labor Against the War, the anti-war
protests that will be occurring across the US and around the
world on March 20, 2004. The union is alerting all members to
this day of action for those who wish to attend.
Protests will be occurring in every major city in the US,
including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver,
San Diego, among many others. To learn what actions are
occurring in your city and/or how to travel to the closest
For more about why labor opposes the war, see below and/or visit
To read the NWU Delegates resolution on the war, see
U.S. LABOR AGAINST THE WAR
CALLS FOR LARGE LABOR TURNOUT
AT MARCH 20 GLOBAL ANTIWAR PROTESTS
On March 20, the one-year anniversary of the U.S. bombing and
invasion of Iraq, millions of people across the globe will once
again take to the streets to say,
"The world still says NO to war!"
A year ago, on February 16, more than 12 million people the
world over took to the streets to oppose the war on Iraq. It was
the largest antiwar mobilization in history.
These millions were right. This was a war based on lies. There
is no evidence Iraq was involved in 9-11. Iraq posed no imminent
threat to the United States. No weapons of mass destruction have
been found there.
Bush lied ... and U.S. troops and innocent Iraqi civilians died.
Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have sacrificed their lives; thousands
have been injured - physically or emotionally scarred for life.
Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians have suffered casualties
and death. All this suffering for what? To make Iraq safe for
Halliburton, Bechtel and a host of other corporate cronies of
the Bush administration!
One year of U.S.-led occupation of Iraq has only brought chaos
and disaster to that country.
Unemployment among Iraqi workers has reached 70%. There are no
unemployment benefits. Wages for most Iraqi workers have been
frozen at $60 per month, while all bonuses, profit sharing and
subsidies for housing and food have been eliminated.
Iraqi workers have been denied the right to organize unions of
their choice. While claiming to bring democracy to Iraq, the
U.S.-run Occupation Authority continues to enforce a 1987
Hussein-era law that prohibits unions in the public sector and
state enterprises where most Iraqis work. The Occupation
Authority just issued a new decree, Public Order 39, allowing
100% foreign ownership of Iraqi businesses and the repatriation
Iraq teeters on the brink of malnutrition, chaos and civil war
while multinational corporations scramble to divide up Iraq's
national resources and wealth - the same corporations that
violate workers' rights, fight unions, and downsize, outsource
and export jobs in the United States.
CALL for LABOR TURN OUT on MARCH 20
US Labor Against the War calls on organized labor and all
working people to join veterans, military families, students,
senior citizens, religious leaders, immigrant rights and other
social justice advocates and millions of others on March 20th to
protest the war and occupation in the mass demonstrations in New
York, San Francisco and many other cities across the U.S. and
around the world.
Join us in expressing our opposition to the "Patriot Act" and
erosion of our rights in the name of "fighting terrorism."
Join us to demand an end to the mass detentions and deportation
of immigrants in the name of "national security."
Join us to say NO to vast cuts in vital domestic social programs
to pay for massive increases in military spending.
Join us to demand respect for labor and human rights in both
Iraq and the United States.
Join us in demanding that the U.S. government respect national
sovereignty and uphold the right of self-determination for all
peoples, beginning with the people of Iraq.
Join is in demanding that the U.S. government solve disputes by
diplomacy not war, strengthen international treaties, reject
preemptive military aggression, and promote global economic and
social justice rather than the race-to-the-bottom,
job-destroying, discriminatory practices favored by
Together, let's send a message loud and clear - "NO to
occupation, NO to war profiteering, NO to labor rights
violations! Bring the troops home now!"
USLAW also calls upon all trade unionists, labor and antiwar
activists in the United States to support our Campaign for Labor
Rights in Iraq. Urge your elected representatives to join Reps.
Sam Farr, Barbara Lee, Dennis Kucinich and others in demanding
the Bush Administration respect labor rights in Iraq and here at
Join USLAW on March 20th in labor contingents at demonstrations
in a city near you.
END THE OCCUPATION! -- BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW!
MONEY FOR JOBS, HEALTH CARE AND SCHOOLS
NOT FOR PROFITS & WAR!
USLAW flyer will be available shortly at
U.S. Labor Against the War
P.O. Box 153, 1718 M Street
Washington, DC 20036