Friday, March 17, 2006

Veterans march to New Orleans

Veterans March to New Orleans:

Veterans For Peace (VFP), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), and Gold Star Families for Peace (GSFP), at the call of the Mobile Veterans For Peace Chapter #130, will conduct a march between Mobile, AL, and New Orleans, LA, from March 14-19, 2006 -- the third anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

This historical event highlights the connections between the economic and human cost of war in the Middle East and the failure of our government to respond to human needs at home, especially the needs of poor people and people of color.

The government's negligent and often hostile response to hurricane survivors is mirrored by that same government's continued commitment to an illegal, immoral war fought at a staggering cost.

These are twin disasters, and the veterans of wars abroad along with the survivors of Katrina and Rita are joining together for this march and caravan to establish ties of material solidarity between those who oppose the war abroad and the social and economic costs for working people at home.

Looks like they'll be in Slidell and Chalmette Friday and Saturday, arriving at St. Augustine Church at about 4:00 p.m. Saturday, when Cindy Sheehan will make some remarks.

The rally is Sunday, with a march from St. Augustine Church to Armstrong Park starting at 9:00 a.m.

(Thanks for sending the link Maureen).


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