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ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA

by ANSWER Coalition Saturday, Mar. 15, 2008 at 12:38 AM
answerla@answerla.org 213-251-1025 Hollywood and Vine

Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!

ALL OUT: March 15 Protest 
March & Rally to End the War Now!
Join Thousands in Los Angeles This Saturday
Coordinated with 100s of Protests Worldwide

This Saturday, March 15, 12 noon
Gather at Hollywood and Vine
March to Sunset and Cahuenga (CNN media building)
Map and Directions   Public Transportation

March 15 is almost here. This weekend, thousands of people will gather in Los Angeles to protest on the 5th anniversary of the criminal Iraq war. Buses and carpools are coming from all over Southern California to join the protest. The LA march is coordinated with 100s of protests across the world--from Latin America to the Middle East, from Europe to East Asia!

Volunteer at March 15 Protest
Endorse March 15
Organize Transportation
Join the Student Campaign to Stop the War

Download Flyer   ANSWER Flyer
List of Organizing & Transportation Centers
Maps, Logistics for March, Rally & Die-In 
Donate

We'll gather at Hollywood and Vine, 12 noon, and march to the CNN building at Sunset and Cahuenga where there will be a mass rally with speakers, music, spoken word and much more. Confirmed musical artists include Los Duggans, Mojow and the Vibration Army, Avis Harrell,and spoken word with award-winning filmmaker Travis Wilkerson. 

There are over 50 organizing and transportation centers in the Southern California area building for March 15. Tell everyone you know about this protest and bring them on Saturday. Click here for a list of Organizing and Transportation Centers. 

Real change made by the people!

A recent government report announced that the U.S. wars on Iraq and Afghanistan could cost .4 trillion over the next decade. The Bush budget allots more money for war than ever before--almost 0 billion. The real cost of the war is much higher in dollars and human lives. Nearly 4,000 U.S. troops and over 1 million Iraqis have died since the March 2003 invasion. All of the money directed toward killing people should instead fund jobs, education, health care, Social Security and housing for everyone. Not one more person should die in this war based on lies. 

A huge demonstration in LA on March 15 will send a strong message to the warmakers--the people demand an immediate end to the war. It will also continue to galvanize people to play an increasingly active role in the anti-war movement. We don't want another five years of war and occupation. Join the anti-war movement today. Only a powerful, independent people's movement can stop the war!

Contact ANSWER at 213-251-1025 or answerla@answerla.org.

March 15 Rally Speakers & Facilitators Include

Cynthia McKinney, U.S. presidential candidate, former Congresswoman
Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Executive Director
Greg Akili, African Americans Against the War
Margaret Prescod, Global Women's Strike
Zahi Damuni,
Al-Awda, Palestine Right of Return Coalition
Malalai Joya, former member of Afghanistan's parliament
John Acevedo, ANSWER Coalition, U.S. Army veteran
Jim Lafferty
, National Lawyers Guild
Tim Goodrich, Iraq Veterans Against the War
Juan Jose Gutierrez, Latino Movement USA
Ron Kovic, Vietnam War veteran, author Born on the 4th of July
Mark Ruffalo, actor ("Zodiac"), World Can't Wait
Shakeel Syed, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
Blase & Theresa Bonpane, Office of the Americas
Nader Abuljebain, National Council of Arab Americans
Mimi Kennedy, actor ("Dharma and Greg")
Mike Farrel, actor ("Mash")
Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation, U.S. presidential candidate
Travis Wilkerson, award-winning filmmaker ("An Injury to One")
Annalisa Enrile, GABRIELA Network
Don White, Coalition for World Peace and United for Peace and Justice
Christine Araquel, Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines
Marylou Cabral, Youth & Student ANSWER, Cal State Long Beach student
Anitra Wertzel, American Friends Service Committee
Jennifer Caldwell, ANSWER Coalition
Sharaf Mojood, Council on American-Islamic Relations
Linda Sharp, Doctors 4 Peace
Carlos Alvarez, Youth & Student ANSWER

ANSWER Coalition initiated the March 15 Los Angeles protest.  

March 15 Stop the War Coalition members and endorsers:
Paul Haggis, Academy award-winning director ("Crash," "In the Valley of Elah"); Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman and U.S. presidential candidate; Gore Vidal, award-winning author, playwright and activist; Mark Ruffalo, award-winning actor ("Zodiac"); Jackson Browne, legendary musician and songwriter; Ron Kovic, Vietnam veteran, author Born on the 4th of July; Office of the Americas, National Council of Arab Americans, United Teachers Los Angeles, ANSWER Coalition, Coalition for World Peace, Addicted to War, Al-Awda Palestinian Right to Return Coalition, MEChA Central Los Angeles, Latino Movement USA, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Doctors 4 Peace, Bus Riders Union, CODO Verde/OC Greens, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, Just Peace, American Friends Service Committee, Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines, Americans for a Department of Peace, ANSWER Ventura County, World Can't Wait, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Korean Americans for Peace, Council on American Islamic Relations, Asians for Jericho and Mumia, Kill Radio, Be Love Project for Nonviolent Resistance, Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Chicano Forums, Claremont Peace Group, Clothing of the American Mind, Coalition Against Unnecessary Wars, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador-LA, School of the Americas Watch-LA, Committee in Solidarity with the People of Iran, Conspiracy of Thought, Echo Park Community Coalition, Comite Pro-Democracia en Mexico, Ecumenical Fellowship for Justice and Peace, First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, San Pedro Neighbors for Peace and Justice, KmB Pro-People Youth, Free Iraq Now, Free Palestine Alliance, GABRIELA Network, Global Women’s Strike, International Socialist Organization, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, Laguna Beach Peace Vigil, Women in Black, Bus Riders Union, Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross Federation, Katrina Survivors Network, Muslim Students Association-West, National Lawyers Guild, L.A., Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Palisadians for Peace, Muslim American Society, Palestinian American Women’s Association, Patrick Henry Democratic Club of America, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Peace and Freedom Party, Peace and Justice Center of Pomona Valley, Peace Bakersfield, Radical Teen Cheer, Riverside Area Peace and Justice Action, Southern California Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles, Topanga Peace Alliance, Pomona College Student of Color Alliance, Youth & Student ANSWER and over 100 others.

For more info call 213-251-1025 or email answerla@answerla.org. 

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Special Multimedia Performance After March 15 LA Protest
'PROVING GROUND'
By Award-Winning Filmmaker Travis Wilkerson,
Music by Los Duggans


Saturday, March 15, 7pm
Paul Gleason Theater, 6520 Hollywood Blvd., LA
Driving Directions   Public Transportation

For more info call 213-251-1025
or email answerla@answerla.org

After marching and chanting at the March 15 mass protest in Hollywood, come to a live performance of the multi-media piece "Proving Ground" by award-winning leftist filmmaker Travis Wilkerson and LA-based death folk band Los Duggans. Wilkerson and Los Duggans will be performing part of "Proving Ground" at the protest and then performing the entire piece at the nearby Paul Gleason Theater.

Wilkerson's best-known work is an agit-prop essay on the lynching of Wobbly Frank Little called "An Injury to One" (2002). His fiction debut, "Who Killed Cock Robin?" (2005) was one of the most divisive films in the history of the Sundance Film Festival's Dramatic Competition. He is an organizer for the ANSWER Coalition and a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Wilkerson's latest work, "Proving Ground," was performed at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival where it shocked and educated audiences about the horrors of U.S. imperialist aerial bombardment--from Germany to Vietnam to Iraq.

Performance presented by Artillery Magazine.

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A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Act Now to Stop War and End Racism
213-251-1025
http://www.answerla.org
answerla@answerla.org
137 N. Virgil Ave., #201
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Join us every Tuesday for the ANSWER activists meetings!

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