G20: March to Say “Jobs NOT War – Hands Off Iran!”

In-depth Report:

G20 –  March to Say:
Jobs NOT War!  Hands OFF Iran!
March for Jobs – Sunday, Sept. 20
Tent City – Sept. 20 – 25

As the unemployment rate continues to skyrocket, Washington is stepping up threats against the people of Iran, using phony claims about “weapons of mass destruction.”  Last week the New York Times reported that U.S. officials are claiming Iran “has created enough nuclear fuel to make a rapid, if risky, sprint for a nuclear weapon.”  These claims, which are  flatly contradicted by earlier reports from every major U.S. intelligence agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), bear a striking resemblence to Bush Administration claims leading up to the illegal invasion of Iran.

These claims come as Congress is considering a new round of draconian sanctions against Iran.  Ealier this summer, on the June 6 ABC’s This Week, Vice President JoeBiden opened the door to a military attack when he said that the U.S. would not stand in the way of an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, calling such an attack is Israel’s “sovereign right.” Israel, he said, was “free to do what it needed to do.”  
Biden’s threat came during a full corporate media offensive against Iran. Its timing – and the new threats – should serve as an alert to the entire progressive and anti-war movement. U.S. aircraft carriers, destroyers, nuclear submarines, jet aircraft and drones clog the seas that wash up on Iranian shores.  In light of the events of this summer, and the ongoing propoganda war against Iran, it is important to remember that John Bolton told the Telegraph of London in 2007 that a US military attack on Iran would “be a ‘last option’ after economic sanctions and attempts to foment a popular revolution had failed.”

Join us at the G20 in Pittsburgh to say “Hands Off Iran – Money for Jobs, Not for War!”Washington is planning to use the G20 in Pittsburgh to rally support for its ongoing campaign against Iran.  We need to be there to demand “Jobs, Not War!”

In this time of global capitalist crisis, when millions are unemployed and millions more facing evictions and foreclosures, we must demand that the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on current U.S. wars and the trillions that would criminally wasted in a new war be spent for jobs, health care and housing for poor and working people in the U.S. and around the world.

On Sunday, September 20, join the Stop War On Iran contingent in the March for Jobs, kicking off with an opening rally at Wylie Avenue and Soho Street (map here) in Pittsburgh at 2:00 pm.

Join the Tent City in solidarity with the unemployed, beginning Sunday, September 20, and lasting through Friday, September 25.

On Monday, September 21, join us at the “Bring the Troops Home” antiwar rally; and then the Peoples’ March on Friday, starting at noon.

For more information, including transportation, an updated schedule of events, and more, see http://bailoutpeople.org/g20information.shtml.

How you can help:

1) March with the Stop War On Iran Campaign at the G20 in Pittsburgh.  See http://www.bailoutpeople.org for information on G20 events.
2) Donate – help Stop War On Iran continue to mobilize to stop another colonial war – http://stopwaroniran.org/donate.shtml
3) Sign up for updates – stay involved – http://stopwaroniran.org/contact.shtml


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