April 24, 2006
Economic and Political Impact of Iraq War Detrimental to Writers
The NWU National Executive Committee voted unanimously today to endorse the April 29 March Against the Iraq War in New York City.
The majority of Americans are now against the war in Iraq, and the AFL-CIO convention last year, for the first time in its history, came out against a war in progress, voting overwhelmingly for rapidly pulling out U.S. troops.
But resolutions must be backed up by action if we are ever to see this war end.
The April 29th march will be enormous, and your participation is needed to build the NWU writers' presence in the Labor Contingent which will assemble on E. 19th St between Broadway and Park Avenue South at 10:30 AM. Look for the NWU banner. Invite your friends, colleagues and family!
We'll march from Union Square down Broadway to Foley Square (23rd Street and Broadway) where there will be a Peace Festival. Instead of speeches, there will be lots of music and lots of organizations with information.
During the Vietnam War, President Nixon stated he would not be affected by peace marches in Washington. Later, when the White House tapes were revealed, we learned a surprising fact: Richard Nixon lied. He was terrified of the marches and knew Congress would be moved by people in the streets. Eventually, Congress cut off funds for the war. We can make this happen again.
We should do everything we can to build this demonstration. Now is the time to step forwards and join your union sisters and brothers to stop this costly war based on "Weapons of Mass Distruction" lies.