A new AP/Gfk poll is showing that the trend of opposition to the Afghan War continues, with an overwhelming 66% of Americans now opposed to the conflict, with only 8 percent of Americans remaining “strongly” in support of it.
We need to take advantage of the increasing anti-war sentiment and keep the pressure on the corporations that are lobbying for more wars and fighting the cuts in the Defense budget.
We will meet at the same location as the first OMIC at 3pm, then march to the rally point. This is a peaceful protest with very low arrest risk. Occupy LA, Veterans for Peace, and CODEPINK are all participating in this action.
"The struggle against NATO, against imperialist wars, against occupations and dictatorships, in defence of the Arab revolution, in solidarity with Palestine, in defence of the right of every people to self-determination is a global one. But you comrades and friends in the US are the ones who are struggling in the “belly of the beast”. It is a hard struggle, but it is a struggle worth fighting. The anti-war movement in the US is the one that can stop the leading force of the war machine.
For these reasons, you have our deep and sincere respect for all your efforts, and our solidarity to your struggle."
From a Statement of Solidarity by SYRIZA, the Coalition of the Radical Left of Greece