Anti-War Groups To Protest Democratic Presidential Debate
There Won’t Be A Candidate In That Theater Who Will Really End The War,
But That’s What The People Want—And We Intend To Do It
WHAT: Anti-War Protest and Picket
WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2008, 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Outside the Kodak Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (at Highland)
WHY: Real opposition to the war will be excluded from the debate. We
are assembling to bring the true wishes of people in the U.S. to the
streets. The leading Democratic Party candidates are all for continuing
the Iraq war, although they all pay lip service to ending it. Clinton,
Obama, and Edwards all have refused to guarantee they would remove all
U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of the next presidential term.
“There won’t be a candidate in that theater who will really end the
war“ said Cela Esquerra, a student, Los Angeles Community College and a
protest organizer. “But that’s what the people want—and we intend to do
They are talking out of both sides of their mouths. They are for
continuing the occupation, but they want to distance themselves from
the Bush administration and claim that a small, cosmetic change in the
war means real "change."
But neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have any intention of
leaving Iraq. The largest embassy ever built in any country is now
under construction in Baghdad. Fourteen permanent U.S. military bases
are being built in Iraq. Iraq is viewed by U.S. leaders as an
incredibly valuable prize that they have conquered, and a key element
in their strategy of global domination. They will not leave until they
are forced out. No pro-war candidate from either war party should get
a free pass.
WHO: Initiated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and
End Racism), participants include World Can’t Wait, CodePink, Addicted
to War, National Council of Arab Americans, Latino Movement USA,
Gabriella Network, Youth & Students Against War and Racism, Coalition
for Equal Marriage Rights and others