Statement by U.S. Labor Against the War in Support of the October 25 Marches in Washington and San Francisco

One year ago, on October 26, 2002, anti-war demonstrations were held in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Mass actions at the local and national level grew in the months that followed. These were global days of action with coordinated activities around the world. On Saturday October 25, 2003, US Labor Against the War will stand in solidarity with the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition and its supporters. Although we cannot be there to march, to “End the occupation of Iraq,” and to “Bring the Troops Home Now!” because we are holding our own National Labor Assembly for Peace in Chicago, we encourage all antiwar forces within the labor movement who are not delegates to the Assembly to attend the demonstration in Washington or San Francisco.

We support the March on Washington for the following reasons: