UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
MASS WORLDWIDE PROTEST DURING THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2004
In the last three years, George W. Bush has presided over a radical right-wing takeover of the U.S. government whose ramifications have been felt all over the world. Not only has he waged two wars, killing thousands of innocent people, during his short time in office, but he has also implemented a policy of pre-emptive war that violates international law and threatens global security. On the home front, unemployment soars, the federal budget deficit swells into the billions, and states prepare to slash funding for everything from healthcare to education, yet Bush responded with two huge tax cut that will primarily benefit the wealthy rather than the people who are most in need.
On every issue – from environmental regulations and international treaty participation to worker rights, civil rights and civil liberties – George W. Bush has pushed for unprecedented and destructive changes in U.S. foreign and domestic policy that even more sharply favor corporations and the wealthy, especially Bush Administration supporters at the expense of the people of the world and our environment.
Meanwhile, the Bush Administration shamelessly uses the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 to justify its aggressive and militaristic policies. In its most recent attempt to exploit the grief and fear that were provoked after September 11, the Republican Party pushed back its 2004 convention to August 28 – September 2, 2004 and will hold it in New York City, not far from Ground Zero.
SAVE THE DATE: ON AUGUST 29, 2004, THE WORLD SAYS NO TO BUSH
On February 15, 2003, millions of people all over the world took to the streets in protest with the message The World Says No to War. On August 29, 2004, we will come together in New York City and in cities throughout the world to say The World Says No to Bush!
We are also organizing a protest for Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, the day of Bush’s official selection as the presidential candidate of the Republican Party.
Initiated by United for Peace and Justice (http://www.unitedforpeace.org), a U.S. anti-war coalition with more than 600 member groups. UFPJ looks forward to working with many other organizations on this day of protest, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your group wants to work collaboratively on these actions and to let us know about other actions being planned to coincide with the Republican Convention.