On Saturday, March 11, you're invited to a rally at the Northwest Detention Center on the Tacoma Tideflats, followed by a march to the Pacific Northwest National Security Forum at the Sheraton in downtown Tacoma.  --  These events will connect the dots between unjust and unwise domestic policies and unjust and unwise foreign policies that are eroding American core values and the real security of all.  --  More details are given below....

REAL SECURITY FOR ALL, NOT A SECURITY STATE FOR A FEW!

** March and Rally to Promote Peace and Human Rights instead of Unjust Detention Policies and Militarism **

Saturday, March 11, 2006
11:00 a.m.
Tacoma

http://www.march11.org/

Join us as we call for an end to discriminatory immigration and deportation policies that target people of color and Muslims in particular. We will start at the Northwest Detention Center on the Tacoma Tideflats and then march to the Tacoma Sheraton, location of the Pacific Northwest National Security Forum, which is bringing together military commanders to chart the course of U.S. foreign aggression "beyond Iraq and Afghanistan." We will connect the dots between unjust domestic practices and the wars being waged against the countries of the Mideast. We will call for an end to war and the planning of war, and for the inalienable rights of all members of the human family to be recognized and respected.

Speakers and Musicians:

Marion Ward, Veterans for Peace
Ibrahim al-Husseini, Arab American Community Coalition
Mark Jensen, United for Peace of Pierce County
Erin Genia, Olympia Amnesty International
Tim Smith, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Tacoma
Seattle Raging Grannies
Holly Gwinn Graham, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Endorsed By:

United for Peace of Pierce County, the Arab American Community Coalition, Comite Pro Amnestia General y Justica Social, American Friends Service Committee, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace, the Seattle Raging Grannies, the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, the Tacoma Catholic Worker, and Seattle and Olympia Amnesty International.

Schedule:

11:00 Rally at the Northwest Detention Center, 1623 East J Street
12:00 March to the Tacoma Sheraton, 1320 Broadway
1:00 Rally at the Sheraton

Shuttles will be available, starting at 10:30, in front of the main entrance of the Tacoma Sheraton, for those who wish to leave their cars downtown for the first rally and march.

--This is a permitted event and the organizers are working with the Tacoma police and volunteer peacekeepers to ensure everyone's safety.