March 03, 2007

Call for March 20 Student / Youth Action Against the War

The war in Iraq is entering its fifth year. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of citizens want the war to end, despite the fact that U.S. forces are being defeated by the Iraqi resistance, Bush recently announced plans to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq. These troops are being committed to fight and die in an unjust war based on lies and greed. Four years is four years too many. The Iraqi people want the foreign occupiers out. They know the U.S. government is not a “liberator,” but whose presence means only continued violence, death, and destruction.We, students and young people here in the U.S., support the right of the Iraqi people to self-determination. We refuse to accept this new strategy to “expand the military,” and reject any means the government may use to make these new troops materialize - whether through the implementation of a draft or the continued use of manipulative and deceptive recruitment techniques. We refuse to be subtle in our outcry against this war, we refuse to do nothing and be silent while people are killed in our name for profit for the rich and we refuse to be sent overseas in a war for oil.
This past November, 100 students from twenty different college campuses came together at a Students for a Democratic Society meeting in Ft.Benning, GA and unanimously decided that March 20th be declared a national day of student and youth resistance against the war! SDS is calling on all students and youth to get out in the streets, get involved and get organized against this war! We, the students and youth of this country, are taking an active stand against US imperialism and fighting for a better world. We reject this war of greed and profit, and are walking out of our classes and taking to the streets in protest!
If you want to participate in this day of action, or are on spring break and want to endorse the call to support those students who are taking action, please email or
1. UNC-Asheville Socialist Unity League of SDS: Walk-Out at 11:30, Rally, March Downtown
2. University of Alabama SDS: Rally at noon at the Denny Chimes
3. University of Minnesota Anti-War Organizing League (AWOL): Rally in front of Coffman Union, 12:00 pm
4. UIC Students for Social Justice (S4SJ-SDS): Walkout, Rally, Feeder March
6. Rutgers R.A.W (Rutgers Against the War): Walk-Out and Rally at 1:30, Vietnam Memorial
7. UNC-Chapel Hill SDS: Walkout, Rally at the Pit 12pm, March
8. UNC-Charlotte SDS
9. George Mason University SDS: Die-In
10. Winthrop University Socialist Student Union (Winthrop, SC)
11. Elmhurst College SDS (Chicago)
12. Columbus, Ohio SDS
13. UCLA SDS: Speak-Outs on the 14-15th (Spring Break)
14. Western Illinois University MAAPJ:Rally 1pm Chandler Park (on the 24th)
15. Green Hope High School (Cary, NC)
16. Mt. Hebron High School (Baltimore, MD)
17. Wildlake High School (Columbia, MD)
18. Animas SDS Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO)
19. Macalester College Peace and Justice Committee(St. Paul, MN): Walk-Out
20. Georgia State University SDS 21. Kennesaw State University Campus Greens (Kennesaw, GA)
22. American University Community Action + Social Justice Coalition (DC)
23. SPAN (Student Peace Action Network): March 19 Actions
24. Auckland University Students for Justice in Palestine: Student Strike
25. Depaul DSAW/SDS
26. University of Chicago SDS
27. School of the Art Institute of Chicago SDS
28. Northeastern Illinois University CAN
29. Desales High School Amnesty (Columbus, OH): Tabling and armbands
30. Lancaster, PA SDS
31. World Can’t Wait/Drive Out the Bush Regime: Call to Walk-Out on M20
32. CUNY Brooklyn