Bus to NYC – April 9 – Latest info

From: Steve Burke <sburke@midcoast.com>

Here’s the latest information on the RALLY AGAINST THE WARS AT HOME AND ABROAD on April 9 in NYC. If you haven’t reserved a seat on the bus yet, now’s the time!…just respond to this email:  <sburke@midcoast.com>

There is a permit for the march and rally.
There will be a rally at Union sq (14th and Broadway in Manhattan) at noon followed by a march down Broadway to Foley Sq.for a closing rally.
Buses will drop people off at Union Sq. at 15th st. and Broadway then go to the pickup point which is at Foley Sq along Church st.
The speakers list is still in formation. So far we have George Gresham, the pres. for 1199 the health care workers union and other union leaders who will make a connection between the war budget and attacks on workers like in Wisconsin, plus Cindy Sheehan, Ann Wright and a number of others.
Back to the Streets! 
Rally Against the Wars at Home and Abroad on April 9th (New York City)

RIDE THE BUS! …and help us take the “Bring Our War $$ Home” message to NYC!

We’ve rented one bus and still have time to rent another.  Please let us hear from you asap if you intend to join us.
The bus will leave Bangor around 1:00 AM on the 9th.  Exact departure times and boarding locations are still tentative. There will be boarding locations in Rockland, Bath and Portland. We’ll be in NYC all day Saturday and leave around 4PM and be back at Maine locations between 10:00 PM and midnight.
The cost is 70$ per seat. There will be full scholarship seats available  for those who can’t afford to pay the fare and partial scholarship seats for those who are able to pay part of the fare.  Scholarship seats depend on the generosity of our supporters and the success of our fundraising effort. These seats are awarded in the order they were applied for.

It’s a HUGE help if people can make their reservations early and send their checks right out. You can reserve by responding to this email or calling 691-0322. As soon as we receive your check, or approve your scholarship we’ll add your name to the passenger list.

If you’re talking to friends who would like to go but can’t, and would like to support the action,  suggest that they send some $$$ to help pay for scholarship seats and additional buses. In this economy your contributions are more important and more appreciated than ever.

Checks can be made out to The Midcoast Peace and Justice Group and sent to  Nancy Button, 1478 Camden Rd, Warren, Maine 04864.


More information later…….Please forward widely.
On to NYC! …..Steve Burke – Midcoast Peace and Justice Group

April 9th: End the Wars at Home and Abroad

United National
Antiwar Committee
UNACpeace@gmail.com or UNAC at P.O. Box 123, Delmar, NY 12054
518-227-6947   www.UNACpeace.org

Back to the Streets!  

April 9, 2011
New York & San Francisco
from the
United National Antiwar Committee


THEY are the government, corporate, and financial powers that wage war, ravage the environment and the economy and trample on our democratic rights and liberties.


WE are the vast majority of humanity who want peace, a healthy planet and a society that prioritizes human needs, democracy and civil liberties for all.

The Warmakers spend trillions of dollars yearly on endless wars in pursuit of global domination and profit while murdering millions of innocent people, installing corrupt and hated governments and funding occupations that displace millions from their homelands – trampling on the right of oppressed people to self-determination.

THEY send our youth – victims of the economic draft – to fight over the very fossil fuels whose unrestrained use threatens the future of the planet while corrupt and virtually unregulated oil giants dump billions of gallons of death into our rivers and oceans.

THEY wage a fake “war on terrorism” at home – the new McCarthyism – that promotes racism and Islamophobia aimed at destroying civil liberties and democratic rights.

THEY grant repeated and untold trillions in bailouts to banks, corporations and financial institutions while breaking unions, robbing pensions, destroying jobs, foreclosing homes, de-funding education and vital social services and are once again threatening Social Security and Medicare.

THEY offer no solutions to the current crises other than more of the same.

THE PEACEMAKERS DEMAND a better world. Only a massive, united, inclusive and independent movement has the power to bring it into being.

WE DEMAND Bring U.S. Troops, Mercenaries and War Contractors Home Now: Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan! End the sanctions and stop the threats of war against the people of Iran, North Korea and Yemen. No to war and plunder of the people of Latin America and Africa! End U.S. Aid to Israel! End U.S. Support to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine and the Siege of Gaza!

WE DEMAND trillions for jobs, education, social services, an end to all foreclosures, quality single-payer healthcare for all, a massive conversion to sustainable and planet-saving energy systems and public transportation and reparations to the victims of U.S. terror at home and abroad.

WE DEMAND an end to FBI raids on antiwar, social justice, and international solidarity activists, an end to the racist persecution and prosecutions that ravage Muslim communities, an end to police terror in Black and Latino communities, full rights and legality for immigrants and an end to all efforts to repress and punish Wikileaks and its contributors and founders.

WE DEMAND the immediate end to torture, rendition, secret trials, drone bombings and death squads.
All Out April 9, 2011

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