Protest the 7th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

This March 19 will mark the 7th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. During these past seven years hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and thousands of Americans have needlessly lost their lives – and millions more have had their lives disrupted by physical and psychological injuries, by having their homes demolished, and losing loved ones. And tragically, after the passage of all of this time, there is no real end in sight.

To show our continued opposition to this senseless war, and to remind the powers that be that the people still insist on immediate withdrawal, we are calling on all of you to join us, yet again, in taking to the streets!

On Friday, March 19, the Northland Anti-War Coalition is going to be holding three vigils/pickets at different times of the day, in different parts of Duluth. Our goal is to raise the anti-war banner high to remind that public that the war is still being waged, and show that there is still a vibrant anti-war movement for them to join. Please try to find time in your day to join us for one or more of these vigils.

Here is list of the times and locations of the three vigils:

1.) 7:30-8:30am at Central & Grand

2.) 11:30am-12:30pm at Mesaba & Central Entrance

3.) 4:30-5:30pm at Lake Ave & Superior St.

Between now and the 19th, we’re also asking that you help us in spreading the word about these vigils. Forward this article over any email lists that you are on. Post it on your facebook page, on twitter, or anywhere else you can think of. Lets cast the net as wide as we can!

We’ll have some extra signs on hand at the vigils, but feel free to make and bring your own if you like. And as always, bring as many friends, co-workers, classmates, neighbors and family members as you can. I hope to see you all on March 19!

-Adam Ritscher
Northland Anti-War Coalition
http://northlandantiwar.blogspot.com
P.O. Box 16853, Duluth MN 55816
(715) 394-6660 – wainosunris[email protected]

7 Comments

lojasmo

about 13 years ago

The US invaded Iraq 19 years ago.

clark0610

about 13 years ago

Entirely different circumstances, if you aren't old enough to remember why, read a history book.

zra

about 13 years ago

19 years! shit, has it been that long?

lojasmo

about 13 years ago

The circumstances were not really that different.  Shortly before Iraq invaded Kuwait, the US gave Iraqi officials tacit approval to do so, stating that the US had "no official opinion" on Iraq's claim that they had the right to do so.

Thanks for your condescending tone, Clark0610, but I was in the army (reserves) at the time, so I probably had more stake in knowing what the fuck was going on at the time than you did.

zra

about 13 years ago

and i was watching tomahawks being launched from the Missouri from a half mile away.

mevdev

about 13 years ago

Thanks to everyone for marching and remembering. These wars are a real shot to the face when we realize with what we are now dealing.

The media ignores two wars in the midst of fighting and several other skirmishes over other borders.

Write your congressmen! Standing in solidarity is one thing, but picking up a phone or writing a letter will get the message to the people that vote for the constant funding.

Farragut

about 13 years ago

Yes, they were two different circumstances. 

Gulf War started with the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, which led to numerous UN resolutions, Saudi Arabia and Israel asking for protection, while our forces gathered in the Saudi Arabian desert, more UN resolutions were passed. 

Iraq War started because of speculative intel about Saddam and what he was doing which ranged from WMDs to genocide. Our motives are still speculative ranging from terrorist hunting to gaining and taking over an oil source. Our forces only waited for the President to give the word. Again, numerous UN resolutions passed. 

In other words, read a history book, not some dude's website.

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