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"The International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition urges all anti-war, labor, women, 
student and other progressive organizations to hold anti-war and anti-racism 
protests on April 20." [In Ottawa – noon at York and Sussex.]

"Free Palestine!"
"No new war on Iraq!"
"Stop the attacks on Arab and Muslim people!"
"Defend civil liberties!"
"Money for Jobs, Education, Healthcare and Housing, Not Racist War!" 

Many of you know tens of thousands are expected to descend upon Washington on 
Saturday April 20th to make these demands and express their outrage to the 
American government for their so called 'War on Terrorism'. There will also 
be actions in the 12 cities in the 11 countries listed below. For those of 
you who can not make it to one of those cities, we would welcome your 
participation in our march on Saturday. We hope to demand the same thing of 
our government and our fellow citizens. The call to action by  International 
ANSWER coalition, (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.)  is below, along with 
their web page. In OTTAWA, we will meet on SATURDAY APRIL 20TH, at NOON, at 
the CORNER OF SUSSEX AND YORK. Bring your banners, your opinions and your 

On March 4 and 5, activists from the U.S. took International A.N.S.W.E.R.’s 
call for April 20 to be an International Day of Protest Against War & Racism 
to the Second International Encounter in Solidarity and for Peace in Colombia 
and Latin America in Mexico City. This call was met with an overwhelmingly 
positive response, and as a result, demonstrations for April 20 are now 
planned in:

Tabasco, Oaxaca, and Mexico City, Mexico 
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 
San Salvador, El Salvador 
Santiago, Chile 
Managua, Nicaragua 
Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Basque Country 
Madrid, Spain 
Montréal, Canada 
Demonstrations in other cities in Latin America are currently in the planning 

Also, anti-war activists in Japan are planning an Arpil 20 demonstration at 
the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Last November, these activists pledged to take 
action in conjunction with all Internatioanl A.N.S.W.E.R. calls to action.

In the United States, organizing centers in nearly 100 cities around the 
country are mobilizing for the National March Against War & Racism at the 
White House in Washington DC and for the West Coast march in San Francisco.


Saturday, April 20, 2002, will be an International Day of Protest Against War 
and Racism. Demonstrations are planned on that day in a growing list of 
cities and countries around the world. The need for international solidarity 
against the extremely menacing and expanding U.S. war drive has never been 

The International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition calls on organizations in as many 
countries as possible to hold demonstrations on April 20. We stand at a 
critical moment.

U.S and British military forces are continuing the war in Afghanistan -- a 
war that is far from over. In recent weeks the U.S. has dispatched troops to 
the Philippines, Yemen and the Republic of Georgia, and announced plans to 
step up military intervention in Colombia and Peru.

The U.S./Israeli war against the Palestinian people, who are courageously and 
determinedly resisting overwhelming force.

A new U.S. assault on Iraq -- a country devastated by more than 11 years of 
bombing and blockade -- is no longer a matter of if but when according to the 
Bush administration war planners.

New plans for nuclear war against seven countries, five of them non-nuclear 
powers, has been sent to Congress by the Pentagon. These plans defy 
international law, international treaties and the most elemental of human 

To fund their maniacal military plans, the Bush administration is calling for 
the Pentagon budget to be increased to a half-trillion ($500,000,000,000) by 
2007, more than the combined military spending of all other countries on the 

The Bush program threatens all of humanity. It must be stopped, and the only 
force that change this dangerous course is the global people's movement.

The International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition urges all anti-war, labor, women, 
student and other progressive organizations to hold anti-war and anti-racism 
protests on April 20. Please contact by email at ANSWER@afgj.org or visit the 
website at http://www.internationalanswer.org to let us know about your plans 
and for more information.

International A.N.S.W.E.R.
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism

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