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Scott King and Martin Luther King III endorse the Million
List of Buses & Organizing Centers
ON THE BUS for the
OCT. 17 2004, WASHINGTON, D.C.!
& Workers' Rights- Not War!
the Troops Home Now!
the Occupation of Iraq!
ORGANIZE BUSES - BUSES
"We must keep marching ... before the elections and
after the elections ... until we win justice for the homeless,
the unemployed and we bring the troops home now ... Come out
on Oct. 17th."
- Danny Glover, actor
1,000 Soldiers Dead & Counting - Tens of Thousands of
Iraqis Dead - Many More Wounded - This Must End Now!
On Oct. 17 in Washington, D.C., you will
have a timely an historic opportunity to unite the anti-war
movement with an unprecedented and vitally necessary mass
march of working people speaking for themselves. This is a
rare opportunity and the latest casualty numbers from Iraq
show that it could not come at a more critical time. We cannot
and must not rely on the elections in November to stop the
war. We must raise our voices loud--not after the elections--right
Some of the strongest voices and most active
groups in the labor movement, together with the active support
and participation of organizations representing every progressive
movement and cause, will be “getting on the bus”
to D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 17, for the MILLION WORKER MARCH.
What makes the Million Worker March unique
is that the event’s principal organizers want to make
the anti-war movement’s demand to “End the occupation
of Iraq, and bring the troops home now” central to the
march's message and its goals.
Working people are coming to Washington,
D.C. on Oct. 17 because whether their concern is about jobs,
decent wages, layoffs, union busting, the battle to protect
our pensions and Social Security, or to make health care a
universal right instead of a privilege for the wealthy--with
all we face, we had better raise our own voices and act in
our own interests instead of relying on the next president,
whoever that will be. And the MWM will also be calling for
the troops to be brought home--not two, three or four years
from today, but NOW!
Why? Because it is working families who bear
the burden. It is their loved ones who are sent off to fight
and die--and it is workers' money that is stolen to pay for
war and occupation.
The call for a Million Worker March came
from one of the most well known labor organizations in the
country, famous for its long history of militancy, boldness
and courage in defense of working people—Local 10 of
the International Longshore Workers Union in San Francisco.
Over the past few months this call has rolled
across the country, picking up the support of scores of labor
unions, labor activists and leaders including:
The Coalition Of Black
Trade Unionists; Bill Lucy, secretary-treasurer, AFSCME; National
Education Association; American Postal Workers Union; Transportation
Workers Union Local 100 (NY); AFSCME District Council 1707
(NY); AFSCME District Council 37 (NY); 1199/SEIU Delegates
Assembly; South Carolina AFL-CIO; Farm Labor Organizing Committee;
AFSCME District Council 92 (MD); D.C. Labor Against The War;
International ANSWER; actor Danny Glover; American Indian
Movement; ILWU Local 34; Troy and Albany Labor Council (NY);
United For Peace & Justice; National Immigration Solidarity
Network; New York City Labor Against the War; Global Women’s
Strike; Teamsters Black Caucus; comedian Dick Gregory; Myra
Shone and Ralph Schoenman, Taking Aim, Pacifica; National
Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 3825; Howard Wallace,
co-founder, Pride at Work; Jim Houghton, Director, Harlem
Fight Back; Justice 4 Homeless, SF; United Steel Workers of
America Local 8751; International Action Center; former U.S.
Attorney General Ramsey Clark; Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants
Council; Howard Zinn, historian; Noam Chomsky, linguist; AFSCME
Local 95, Local 205, Local 215,Local 389,Loca167,Local 1881,
Local 1930; ILWU Entire West Coast division; CUE Local 3;
and many more.
you to work to make the Oct. 17 Million Worker March in D.C.
the next major event for the entire anti-war movement. If
we all rise to this challenge, we will put the next president
and Congress on notice that we will accept no excuses for
prolonging the occupation of Iraq and wasting lives and precious
resources that should go toward satisfying people’s
needs like housing and schools. Moreover, we will have helped
to forge a critical alliance between the grassroots of the
labor movement and the anti-war movement that would represent
a whole new level of unity, potential and power.
Does this sound like something worth working
for? Does this sound like something you’ve been waiting
You can help make it
YOU CAN DO TO HELP
Million Worker March Flyers
AN ORGANIZER CENTER FOR OCT. 17:
We are asking anti-war activists and groups to set up local
organizing centers for the Million Worker March. Start meeting,
planning, and reserving buses to go to Washington. Anti-war
coalitions and groups need to let us know ASAP if their group
can be listed as an Oct.17. Organizing center, in their locality
make a goal of organizing a bus/or buses from your union,
school, work place, churches, neighborhood, organization or
A $$$ DONATION TO HELP PAY FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION:
We want to make sure that everyone who wants to come to Washington
on Oct. 17 can, regardless of whether they have only a few
dollars to give for a bus seat, or even nothing. We want to,
wherever possible, make transportation free to young people,
unemployed people, and others who are barely getting by. Your
generous contribution will go along way towards helping this
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: People's
Rights Fund/Oct.17 Buses, send to:
Antiwar 4 the Million Worker March
39 W. 14th St. #206
NY NY 10011