The fourth anniversary of the U.S.'s unprovoked attack on Iraq is drawing near.  --  The occasion will be marked by activities up and down Puget Sound spanning an entire week.[1]  --  A number of them are listed below, starting with a major march and rally in Tacoma (UFPPC is a co-sponsor and organizer), and continuing on subsequent days in Seattle and Olympia.  --  These marches, rallies, vigils, and actions offer an increasingly aroused and militant citizenry opportunities to voice opposition to war in Iraq, war on Iran, and the perversion of shared core American values that they represent.  --  For some other activities, see the calendar of peace and justice events in the Seattle area maintained by Jean Buskin....


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SATURDAY, MARCH 17, IN TACOMA

"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH -- BRING THE TROOPS HOME"

11:00 a.m. -- Rally against the war -- People's Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and South 9th St.
12:00 noon -- Procession of Life, leaving People's Park
1:30 p.m. -- Gathering of Peace, Wright Park, S. I St., between 6th & Division

Organized by the March 17th Organizing Committee [Associated Ministries, SDS, SA, UFPPC, VFP & more]

http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/5810/

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SUNDAY, MARCH 18, IN SEATTLE

FROM IRAQ TO NEW ORLEANS, FUND PEOPLE'S NEEDS, NOT THE WAR MACHINE!

12:00 noon -- March at Westlake Park, 4th & Pine

Organized by A.N.S.W.E.R.

http://www.answercoalition.org/

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MONDAY, MARCH 19, IN SEATTLE

FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IRAQ WAR -- Vigil Against the War

9:00 a.m. -- All-day vigil, Federal Building (2nd & Marion)
3:00 p.m. -- Rally Against the War at the Federal Court House (700 Stewart)
3:30 p.m. -- March to City Hall & to Federal Building

Organizations initiating the above proposal are: the American Friends Service Committee, the Church Council of Greater Seattle, Comite pro Amnistia, Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation, Jobs With Justice, LELO, MLK Celebration Committee, Pride At Work AFL-CIO (Seattle), and Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, IN OLYMPIA

MARCH ON THE CAPITOL AGAINST THE WAR

12:00 noon -- Rally starts -- Sylvester Park (6th & Capitol St.)

Organized by Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace

http://www.omjp.org

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, IN OLYMPIA

ACTION TARGETING MILITARY RECRUITMENT CENTERS

Details TBA

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24, IN OLYMPIA

FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR RALLY AND MARCH

12:00 noon -- Rally at Sylvester Park, (6th & Capitol)
12:45 p.m. -- March begins and goes to the Port of Olympia (Capitol & Market St.)

Organized by Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace

http://www.omjp.org