ANSWER is organizing a large antiwar march in Washington on March 20, 2010, the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. As their site explains,
On Saturday, March 20, 2010, there will be a massive National March & Rally in D.C. A day of action and outreach in Washington, D.C., will take place on Friday, March 19, preceding the Saturday march….
We will march together to say “No Colonial-type Wars and Occupations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Haiti!” We will march together to say “No War Against Iran!” We will march together to say “No War for Empire Anywhere!”
As I’ve noted before, this sort of thing is a great opportunity to join a broad coalition of people against aggressive war. However, it’s important to include a major caveat: ANSWER is strongly antiwar, but not strongly against the state. Most of the people attending this protest would be happy to see the money saved on these wars be redirected to acts of aggression against the market.
So go to this event — I’ve already seen posters for it around DC and it looks very promising — but go with with signs which support freedom in both domestic and foreign policy…and be prepared for some (hopefully good-natured) arguments.Published in