Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mon, 6/27, "Protest/Picket Against U.S. Attacks on Libya"

Monday, June 27, 2011, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Outside Senator John Kerry’s Office
One Bowdoin Square (Next to JFK Building), Boston, MA

On March 19, 2011, exactly eight years after the U.S. government launched the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. led an unprovoked attack on the sovereign country of Libya. Many civilian deaths have resulted, the infrastructure of Libya has been severely damaged and over 500,000 migrant workers from northern Africa and around the world have been forced to flee the country. This military assault on Libya continues to this day, now being carried out through NATO which is a U.S. led alliance. (The British newspaper the Daily Mail estimates that the war is currently costing U.S. taxpayers $2 million/day.) This military attack has nothing to do with “saving lives” and everything to do with control of the oil, gas and other resources of Northern Africa and the Middle East to benefit the U.S. rich!!

Massachusetts Democratic Senator John Kerry has co-authored, along with Republican Senator John McCain, a resolution introduced in the U.S. Senate supporting the U.S. role in this military attack. A new CBS poll reported that 60% of the U.S. population believe that the U.S. “should not be involved” in Libya. Let’s tell Senator Kerry that we stand with the millions here in the U.S. who oppose this war and with the Libyan people who are suffering the tragic consequences.


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United National Antiwar Committee in Boston (UNAC), Chelsea Uniting Against the War, Stop the Wars Coalition, United for Justice with Peace, International Action Center, Bailout the People Movement, Womens Fightback Network, International Socialist Organization, New Socialist Project, Socialist Party- Boston