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War Resisters League Funeral March, New York City, Dec. 9, 2005

War Resisters League Funeral March

New York City, Dec. 9, 2005

Call To Action

The New York City Local of the War Resisters League (WRL)
will hold a funeral march on Friday, December 9, 2005, to
protest the loss of life in the war being waged in Iraq.

Gathering at the north end of Washington Square Park
(under the arch) at 5:30 PM on Friday, participants will
step off at 6:00 PM proceeding to the recruiting center
at 157 Chambers Street, near the Borough of Manhattan
Community College (BMCC). This is the second of a series
of regular monthly marches that will be maintained until
the war in Iraq is ended and all troops are brought home.The marchers for the December 9th protest will gather at the
site of the daily vigil held at the Washington Square arch.
Participants are being asked to assemble between 5-5:30 PM.
(Those who are willing to help assemble coffins should arrive
at 5 PM). Leaving the park at 6PM, participants will march in
a solemn procession bearing coffins, wearing bibs depicting US
and Iraqi war dead, and carrying white candles. The march will
proceed to the U.S. Army Recruiting station at 157 Chambers Street.
The exact route will be posted: here.

Photographs from the last march (on November 18th, National
Stand Down Day) can be seen

No permits have been sought from the city of New York by the
organizers of the march. The march will proceed single file
down Broadway, and will obey all traffic laws.
Participants are asked to maintain a solemn silence and
nonviolent disposition throughout the march.

Among the are organizers of the event are members of the War
Resisters League, the Direct Action Tendency, the Industrial
Workers of the World and several other anti-war and labor
organizations. Endorsements are welcome (email Thomas Good
at tmgood@actiontendency.net). RSVPs are also encouraged as
organizers want to be sure to bring sufficient bibs and

The NYC WRL march is the second of a series of monthly events
designed to draw attention to the seemingly endless suffering
in Iraq occurring as a consequence of US foreign policy. The
next march is scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2005.

The War Resisters League is an 81-year-old secular pacifist
organization, headquartered in New York City, and is affiliated
with the War Resisters' International, which is based in London.
WRL believes war to be a crime against humanity, and advocates
Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic
society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation.

Please Distribute Widely: Endorsements and Participants Needed

War Resisters League

339 Lafayette Street

New York, NY 10012

Email: nycwrl@att.net

Web: www.warresisters.org

Event Contact:
Thomas Good

Email: tmgood@actiontendency.net

"May the heart beat where it, in fact, does,
that is, on the left."
-Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Mexico, July of 2005.