20th Anniversary Of Iraq Invasion: Groups To March In D.C.

200 organizations will rally at the White House and march through downtown DC
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Photo: ANSWER Coalition

On the 20th anniversary weekend of the Iraq invasion, Professor Noam Chomsky, two-time Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, and more than 200 organizations will rally at the White House and march through downtown DC to demand: abolish NATO, negotiations not escalation in Ukraine, and a stop to endless U.S. wars and sanctions.

The March 18 Coalition was initiated by the ANSWER Coalition. ANSWER Coalition organized the largest mass protests in Washington DC opposing the Iraq War. Hundreds of thousands of people marched with the Coalition month after month before the 2003 invasion of Iraq and in the years afterwards.

“The invasion of Iraq was twenty years ago, but the U.S. government hasn’t learned a single lesson,” stated ANSWER Coalition organizer Eugene Puryear. “The American public was told that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, but that was a complete lie with no evidence. Now we’re being lied to again! We must put a stop to endless war.”

“By escalating the conflict through sending $100 billion of weapons, the United States clearly doesn’t care about the Ukrainians fighting and dying. Negotiations are the only path to peace in Ukraine,” emphasized Black Alliance for Peace organizer and co-host of By Any Means Necessary Jacqueline Luqman.

Journalist Abby Martin, host of the Empire Files, declared “The U.S. war machine is not only a threat to human life from its wars and sanctions, but to all life on earth as a massive, reckless polluter. The fight to save the planet must include fighting to end U.S. empire.”

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