Interesting email from America calling for US troops to be withdrawn from Iraq.
Below is an email I received from the organization Military Families Speak Out who, along with Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War, are launching a campaign to get US troops withdrawn from Iraq. The tactics that they are using are very liberal - mainly trying to pressuring the republicrat politicians. However, the fact that military families are organzing and campaigning for an end to the occupation shows the growing anger at the Bush administration for their lies about the war and how support for the occupations is rapidly dropping among both workers and soldiers because of the resistance by Iraqis.
[Member of Socialist Alternative, the US supporters of the CWI. Circulated by him, 22nd July 2003.]
Dear Military Families:
Many of you have written, asking for MFSO to take action in
response to the ongoing deployment of our troops in Iraq, the horrible
conditions that our troops are facing, the lies that were used to justify
the invasion and George Bush’s outrageous taunt to those shooting at our
family members – “Bring em On”
We wanted to let you know that, in conjunction with Veterans for
Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and others, we are about to launch a
new campaign to “Bring Them Home Now!!!” We will have a campaign website up
in the very near future and will be doing active outreach around the
While there will be organized activities, both nationally and
locally, as part of this campaign there are several things that we all can
do starting right now:
o Write letters to your politicians demanding that our troops be
o Organize meetings with U.S. Representatives and Senators while they
are in their districts during the summer break.
o Attend public events where Members of Congress and other politicians
will be appearing (particularly those who voted for the October Resolution
giving the President the right to go to war and who have not actively called
for our troops to be brought home now). Be visible and speak out at these
forums. Use your special voice as Military Families to demand action. Carry
signs and posters with pictures of your loved ones in the military.
o Seek opportunities to speak to the media and get our message out as
broadly as possible.
o Write letters to the editor of your local papers, talking about
conditions faced by our troops in Iraq and calling for the troops to be
brought home now.
o Organize and participate in public demonstrations and standouts in
front of federal buildings, congressional offices, etc. demanding the return
of our troops.
o Talk to other military families. Encourage them to get in touch with
us, join MFSO and tell us their stories.
Please send us reports on your activities and copies of any letters to the
editor, letters to Members of Congress, newspaper articles etc. We would
like to put this information on our website.
We will be back in touch as soon as the new website is up and active. In the
meantime, if you have ideas to add to the list above, please send them in to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them around.
In Peace and Solidarity,
Nancy Lessin, Jeffrey McKenzie and Charley Richardson,
for Military Families Speak Out
For another interesting letter from a serving US soldier, with other links, go to the sitemap.
There are a lot of articles on the Iraq-US war here.
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