Posted Sept. 20, 2001

A Call to Join a New Anti-War Coalition:
International A.N.S.W.E.R.
(Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
www.internationalANSWER.org

Please join us in signing this call:

We join with people all over the world in condemning the horrific killings of thousands of persons in the September
11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences are with those
whose loved ones were lost or injured on September 11, 2001.


At this moment, we would all like to take time to reflect, to grieve, to extend sympathy and condolences to all. But we
believe that we must do more. We must act now. We are assembling International A.N.S.W.E.R. to call for
worldwide rallies against war and racism. On September 29, there will be a national march and rally at the White House
in Washington DC, as well as marches on the West Coast of the U.S. and around the world. We call on all people of
conscience and progressive organizations to take up this call and organize rallies around the world.

Unless we stop President Bush and NATO from carrying out a new, wider war in the Middle East, the number of innocent
victims will grow from the thousands to the tens of thousands and possibly more. A new, wider U.S. and NATO war
in the Middle East can only lead to an escalating cycle of
violence. War is not the answer.

We must also act against racism. Arab American and Muslim
people in the United States, in Europe and elsewhere, as
well as other communities of color, are facing racist
attacks and harassment in their communities, on their jobs
and at mosques. Anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism is a poison
that should be repudiated.

The U.S. government is attempting to curb civil liberties
and to create a climate in which it is impossible for
progressive people to speak their mind. The Bush
administration is attempting to take advantage of this
crisis to militarize U.S. society with a vast expansion of
police powers that is intended to severely restrict basic
democratic rights.

On September 29, tens of thousands of people had planned to
demonstrate against the Bush administration's reactionary
foreign and domestic policy and the IMF and World Bank. In
light of the current crisis, with its tragic consequences
for so many thousands of people, we have refocused the call
for our demonstration to address the immediate danger posed
by increased racism and the grave threat of a new war. We
call on people to demonstrate around the world on that day.
Now is the time for all people of conscience, all people who
oppose racism and war to come together. If you believe in
civil liberties and oppose racism and war, demonstrate on
September 29 in front of the White House and around the
world. October 12-13 will be International Days of Action
Against War and Racism. We urge all organizations
internationally to join together at this critical time and
take action.

Initial Signers:
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit
Al-Awda, New York and New Jersey
Barbara Lubin, Exec. Director, Middle East Children’s Alliance
Jews Against the Occupation
Rev. Lucius Walker, Pastors for Peace
Karen Talbot, International Center for Peace & Justice
Committee for a Democratic Palestine
Ben DuPuy, former deputy ambassador at large, Haiti
Teresa Gutierrez, Co-Director, International Action Center
Nania Kaur Dhingra, Sikh Student Organization, George Washington University
Martin Espada, Poet
Michele Naar-Obed, Plowshares activist, Jonah House, Baltimore
Pam Africa, International Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Wolfgang Richter, President, European Peace Forum
Nino Pasti Foundation, Rome, Italy
African Immigrant and Refugee Coalition of N. America
Dominican Workers Party, NY
Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Nicaragua Network
Ray LaForest, Labor Organizer, 1707 AFSCME
Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild
Tom Hanson, Mexico Solidarity Network
Kriss Worthington, Berkeley City Council
Leonora Foerstal, Women for Mutual Security
Asha A. Samad, Human Rights Center
April 25 Movement of the Dominican Republic, NY
Njeri Shakur, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
Michel Shehadeh, Los Angeles 8 Case Respondent
Muslim Student & Faculty Association
Leslie Feinberg, Transgendered author, Co-Founder, Rainbow Flags for Mumia
Kadouri Al Kaysi, Committee in Support of Iraqi People, NY
Minnie Bruce Pratt, writer and ant-racist activist
Vieques Support Campaign
Mahtowin Munro & Moonanum James, United American Indians of New England
SAFRAD Somali Association
Arab Cause Solidarity Committee, Madrid, Spain
Korea Truth Commission
Congress for Korean Reunification
Michel Collon, Belgium Anti-War Journalist
Elmar Schmaehling, Retired Admiral, German Navy
Struggle Against War Coalition, Italy
Sakhi for South Asian Women
Women for Afghan Women

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September 15, 2001

Let's really help the September 11 victims:
War & racism are not the answer

Dear Friends,

Our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences are with all those whose loved ones were lost or injured on September 11, 2001. At this moment, we would all like to take time to reflect, to grieve, to extend sympathy and condolences to all. But we believe that we must do more. We must act.

Unless we stop President Bush from carrying out a new, wider war in the Middle East and beyond, the number of innocent victims will grow from the thousands to the tens of thousands and possibly more. A new, wider U.S. war in the Middle East can only lead to an escalating cycle of violence. War is not the answer.

After the horrific killings of thousands of innocent civilians on Sept. 11, the Bush administration is moving in a very ominous direction. In a chilling statement, Bush administration spokespersons have called for "ending states," an unprecedented threat.

At the same time, Arab American and Muslim people in the United States — as well as other communities of color —are facing racist attacks and harassment in theircommunities, on their jobs and at mosques. Anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism is a poison that should be repudiated.

The government is attempting to curb civil liberties and to create a climate in which it is impossible for progressive people to speak their mind. The Bush administration is attempting to take advantage of this crisis to militarize U.S. society with a vast expansion of police powers that is intended to severely restrict basic democratic rights.

On September 29 we had planned to demonstrate against the Bush administration's reactionary foreign and domestic policy and the IMF and World Bank. In light of the current crisis, with its tragic consequences for so many thousands of people, we have refocused the call for our demonstration to address the immediate danger posed by increased racism and the grave threat of a new war.

Now is the time for all people of conscience, all people who oppose racism and war to come together. If you believe in civil liberties and oppose racism and war, join us on September 29 in front of the White House. We urge all organizations to join together at this critical time.

National March in Washington DC
Saturday, September 29
Rally 11 am at the White House

SIGNERS:
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit
Samia Halaby, Al-Awda Palestine Right of Return Coalition
Barbara Lubin, Executive Director, Middle East Children's Alliance
Nania Kaur Dhingra, Sikh Student Organization, George Washington University
Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Nicaragua Network
Njeri Shakur, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement
National Lawyers Guild
(LIST IN FORMATION)

Tens of thousands will march on the White House on September 29.
I want to add my name or organization to the list of endorsing organizations
and individuals for this protest, or sign up to help mobilize in my area!

Name:________________________________________________________

Email: ________________________________________________________

Street Address: _________________________________________________

City: ________________________ State/Province:____________________

Zip/Postal Code:_______________ Country: _________________________

Home Telephone: ______________________________________________

Work Telephone: _______________________________________________

Fax: _________________________________________________________

Occupation: ___________________________________________________

Title/Position as it should appear:__________________________________

Organization/Union: ____________________________________________

Check all that apply:
[ ] List me as an endorser!

[ ] My organization/union has officially endorsed.

[ ] I can help with outreach (leafletting, posting,
call-ups, drop-offs, mailings).

[ ] I would like someone to speak to my group (explain in
comments).

[ ] I can help with fundraising.

[ ] I would like to hear about upcoming activities.

[ ] Other - Let me know how I can help!

[ ] Tell us how you would like to help
____________________________________________

___________________________________________

$ [ ] Amount I can contribute (Send to "War & racism is not
the answer - Protest at the White House Sept. 29
Demonstration" c/o International Action Center at the
address below)

Message to September 29th
Surround the White House Mobilization:

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