M-20 Iraq War One Year Anniversary - The World Still Says No to War

The upcoming "Global Day of Action against War and Occupation" on March 20, is the one-year anniversary of the U.S. bombing and invasion of Iraq. Organizers say that "people on every continent will take to the streets to say YES to peace and NO to pre-emptive war and occupation." Groups are calling for an end to the occupation of Iraq and the Bush regime's belligerent foreign policies in places like Haiti, Palestine, and Venezuela. They note that M-20 will be the first time the world's 'other superpower', as The New York Times described [popular protest], will take center stage since February 15, when more than 15 million people across the globe expressed their opposition to Bush's looming war on Iraq." The action has been endorsed by the Global Assembly of the Anti-War Movement, the World Social Forum, and the 3rd Hemispheric Forum Against the FTAA.

As damning evidence concerning lies and the manipulation of intelligence by the Bush regime continues to surface since the invasion of Iraq, both U.S. citizens and the international community are turning up the heat on Washington, Tony Blair's government in the UK and John Howard's administration in Australia. Talk of Whitehouse war crimes is increasing. Possible al Qaeda-led attacks on trains in Spain have resulted in the pro-Bush Aznar government being voted out of office. Italian people are opposing Berlusconi's support of the war as well.

Keep watching Indymedia for reports on M-20.

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Why demonstrate on March 20 ?

AmigaPhil 16.Mar.2004 22:33

Why it is important to participate in the global day of action against the war:





"Our life starts to end when we start to be quiet to events that we attach importance." - Martin Luther King


&~ 17.Mar.2004 03:23

The "global" page is sooooo US-centric, evidenced here (for example) by the "U.S." and "international" links.

In Uruguay will be on friday 19

libertinus 17.Mar.2004 14:22

La Coordinadora por la Paz ha acordado realizar una Marcha por la Paz el próximo viernes 19 de marzo a las 19 horas. La concentración se realizará en la Plaza Libertad desde donde se marchará hacia la Explanada de la Universidad.

Boycott Bush

boycott Bush 18.Mar.2004 20:07

On 20 March, an international boycottBushcampaign will be launched, more info here:

fuck the states

cr 19.Mar.2004 08:59

Let's remember that tomorrow we want to destroy nation states and all the atrocities that come with them. Protesting for peace is just silly. We as a world population are at war with the United States--if you don't believe me look at the thousands murdered in Iraq, Afghanistan, the prisoners at Guatanomo Bay, Ashcroft needs no explanation. Secondly, let us remember that we should never submit to cops at a demonstration. Burn the consulates, embassies if you live outside of amerika and flip some fucking cars over in amerika. Enough is enough--take advantage of the fact that many people will be mobilized tomorrow--once you have liberated a zone from the pig empire keep it liberated! Serve some food, put up blockades--do whatever you have to do to keep people there and keep the state out. We have the ability if we had but the drive to create a new world tomorrow-no more states, no more religion, no more business--Please, let us try.

Direct Action Against War In SF March 19th and Huge March On 20th

Z 20.Mar.2004 00:41

Amsterdam (NetherLands): only about around 3000 people

M02 20.Mar.2004 21:18

More images and sounds and links via http://www.indymedia.NL
More images and sounds and links via http://www.indymedia.NL

The weather was bad in Holland at M20: Official storm warnings were given.
The dutch mainstream media were almost completely ignorant to the anti Iraq occupation protest: they reported in lots of extra tv and radio programming about the death this morning of the Dutch Queen-mum. If they very briefly mentioned the demo, they all reported about 'a few hundred protesters' while this was actually a few thousand. (About one year ago about 80000 dutch people were on the streets against the USA attacking Iraq. And then the mainstream media were reporting about 20000)
In a joint 'Free radio For Peace' effort, Amsterdam free radio stations on the internet, and the only local FM pirate radio, were the only media in the Netherlands reporting live about the demonstration in Amsterdam.

VALENCIA, SPAIN 20.Mar.2004 22:13

fotos y referencias de movilizaciones en VALENCIA, SPAIN

A personal report in english from Amsterdam M20

M02 22.Mar.2004 03:32

"In spite of it raining cats and dogs, and gales damaging buildings and sweeping people off balance, thousands still came to Dam square. "

"It might have been even more demonstrators if on this day, Queen Mother Juliana of The Netherlands would not have died, pushing all other news aside in the Dutch media; maybe leading some people to the (wrong) conclusion that on this day of mourning (for a queen who almost divorced her Prince Consort in the 1950's Cold War years because of his opposition to her supposed “pacifism”) when many other things were cancelled, a demonstration did not befit them."

Read more and view many pictures on indymedia.NL:

photo's irak-demo 24.Mar.2004 20:36

F*CK the kurds, it costs too much $$

HippieWannabe 26.Mar.2004 07:59

The important question is:
Is the world a better place now that Saddam, arguably one of the worlds most vicious dictators of all time, is out of power?
Does noone care that Iraq was #1 on Amnesty International's human rights violations list? I don't know SADDAM = BAD
Is it that hard to understand?

Stop trolling, start thinking

to HippieWannabee 27.Mar.2004 20:37

Was Washington bombed and civilians killed when two snipers were creating panic in the city on October 2002 ?
Is it that hard to understand?

Now, if you really want to know the truth, you will probably find that dictators are not a problem for us as long as they serve our interests. You will also learn that the highest threat to the world is actually... the Bush administration.

Switch off your TV for a moment, and start searching... Be prepared for some surprises !

PNAC: USA Force presence in the Gulf transcends the regime of Saddam Hussein

AmigaPhil 29.Mar.2004 18:37

From PNAC's "Rebuilding America's Defenses" (Sept. 2000, page 26) :
"The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent
role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict
with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a
substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the
issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."

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