Two more bulletins from the OK Greens list
- These bulletins are both on social justice issues…
- Please distribute as far as you can – Support Democracy in Venezuela
- Buy CITGO Gas
The government in Venezuela is facing U.S. supported coup plotters and saboteurs.
Every day workers and poor people of Venezuela are defending their elected government from those who want to overthrow the results of four democratic elections and privatize the state owned oil company, PdVSA. Oil revenue from the state owned oil company, PdVSA, is the main source of funds for the Venezuelan government. Without these funds the government will be severely hampered in its ability to carry out much needed social reforms.
If you drive, you can help democracy in Venezuela by buying CITGO GAS. Citgo Gas of Tulsa, Oklahoma is 100% owned by the Venezuelan State Oil company PdVSA. Profits made here in the USA by CITGO are returned to Venezuela where the government uses these profits for social development projects.
CITGO operates over 13,000 gas stations in the U.S. as well as three refineries. The three refineries are organized by PACE an AFL-CIO affiliated International Union which also represents other CITGO workers at Pipeline and auxiliary facilities owned by CITGO The new President of CITGO, USA was recently appointed to his position by Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela.
Buy CITGO gas. Your dollars will help support the struggle in Venezuela and send a powerful message of solidarity to those struggling for social justice.
The STARC Alliance – Students Transforming and Resisting Corporations
- Subject: Contact White House – NO WAR IN IRAQ
- THE PEACE HOUSE, Okla. City, OK USA
CONTACT THE WHITE HOUSE WEEKLY —-
THE WHITE HOUSE
Tel – 202-456-1111
Tel – 202-456-1414
White House, Washington, D.C. 20500
FAX LETTER – 202-456-2461
BULLETIN: NO WAR ON IRAQ
December 19, 2002
NATIONAL MARCH – Sat., January 18, 2003
Washington D.C. — San Franciscoand everywhere in between. (Actions being planned Okla.City and
other Oklahoma cities & towns.)
The Bush administration has announced that Iraq was in material breach of Resolution 1441, and they also leaked to the press the plan to go to war against Iraq sometime around January 27. We believe that we can stop this war. Thousands of innocent people in Iraq and an unknown number of U.S. GIs will die unless we can stop Bush’s war plans.
Anti-war sentiment is growing. Evidence of this is clear in the Los Angeles Times poll released on Tuesday, December 17. 72% of the people surveyed, including 60% of Republicans surveyed, said the President has not provided justification for starting a war against Iraq. The new poll reflects a dramatic reversal from a year ago when Bush first denounced Iraq in his “Axis of Evil” speech at the State of the Union address last January. At that time, the L.A. Times poll found support for military action greater than 70%.
The work of the anti-war movement that is making the difference. Millions have participated in demonstrations, rallies and teach-ins. Hundreds of thousands of people have voted at VoteNoWar.org or signed petitions in their neighborhoods, worksites and schools.
Bush is rushing headlong towards war trying to outpace the growing anti-war movement before it becomes an insurmountable obstacle to his plans for war.
MAKE PLANS NOW for the January 18, 2003 National March on Washington:
No War on Iraq!
RALLY/VIGIL/DEMONSTRATE IN YOUR CITY- or – TRAVEL TO D.C. OR SAN FRANCISCO
Buses are being organized from over 150 cities already for the massive January 18, 2003, National March on Washington that will first rally on the National Mall between the White House and the U.S. Capitol (west side), and then proceed from the U.S. Capitol to the U.S. Navy Yard, a military installation in Southeast Washington DC that will supply and service the war and at which weapons of mass destruction are believed to be maintained. The submissions in the People’s Anti-War Referendum will be brought to Washington, D.C. for this historic event, which coincides with the Martin Luther King, Jr. anniversary.
For buses from around the country, go to:
For more information about January 18,
East Coast: http://www.internationalanswer.org
San Francisco: http://www.actionsf.org
Los Angeles: http://www.answerla.org
THE VOICES OF THE PEOPLE WHO OPPOSE THIS WAR
We are releasing now, in advance of the January 18 mass demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, some of the views and thoughts that voters submit when they Vote No to War in the Peoples’ Anti-War Referendum. Visit the VoteNoWar.org web site now at http://www.VoteNoWar.org to see a scrolling view of some of the thousands of comments reflecting the deep and passionate opposition to the war that exists throughout the United States and around the globe.
These comments are a window into the hearts and minds of people across the United States who oppose this war drive. People from all walks of life, from every state, from rural and urban areas, from conservative areas to traditionally progressive communities, have all voted against the Bush Administration’s war against Iraq. Stop
by the VoteNoWar web site and hear the voices of:
– A 91 year old woman from Roseville, CA who sends her personal message to George Bush of opposition to another Vietnam War
– A Gulf War veteran from Havelock, NC with 15 years of U.S. Marine Corps service who opposes another war for oil
– A 60 year old retired school teacher from Geneva, OH who dedicates her time to resisting the war
– A soldier from Junction City, KS who wants peace so that his wife and family can stop worrying for his life
– A fire fighter from Albany, NY who wants the government to fund healthcare, education, and protection of communities and not fund this war
– A U.S. Naval officer serving in Kanoehe, Hawaii who will not re-enlist rather than participate in a war of aggression
– A high school freshman from Baltimore, MD who was so moved by the speeches from A.N.S.W.E.R.’s October 26th demonstration that he is contacting friends and family about the Peoples’ Anti-War Referendum
– A 53 year old single mother from Cary, NC who wants jobs, not war to be the focus of the executive branch
– A doctor from Fountain Valley, CA who objects to imperialist war
– A single mother from Safety Harbor, FL who worries for her 13 year old son’s future
Too many politicians, corporations and the mass media have worked to convey the false impression that the U.S. speaks with one voice, that of George W. Bush. The VoteNoWar campaign and the massive demonstrations organized by International A.N.S.W.E.R. provide a high-visibility and international platform for the voices of opposition to the war.
We are hearing countless stories from people who take stacks of blank referendums to collect signatures in their communities and are running out of the referendums in short order. Many of the people reached by the VoteNoWar Campaign are new to activism or have never even engaged in political action or a demonstration before. As the Campaign brings people into contact with others, including friends, neighbors and co-workers who oppose the war, it defeats the media and government hype that there is consensus for Bush’s war drive.
A Voter from Plainfield, IL writes,
“I don’t support Bush’s war . . . I wish he would stop using the term ‘the American People’ because we do NOT support him! We didn’t even vote for him!”
FOR MORE INFORMATION: