April 28, 2003
United for Peace: What's Next for Our Movement?

Dear Friend of United for Peace and Justice,

As the Bush administration declares "victory" in Iraq and begins the saber-rattling against other possible targets (like Syria), our movement for peace and justice faces serious challenges. During this new phase of our work, we must not forget all that we've achieved, despite our inability to prevent the war on Iraq. In a few short months, a massive and multifaceted grassroots movement for peace and justice has taken root in every corner of this country. Our movement is well positioned to continue challenging the disastrous direction of our government's foreign policy and the misguided and discriminatory domestic priorities of the Bush administration.

We have much work ahead of us. For instance, we must demand an honest accounting of what happened in Iraq during this war: how many innocent Iraqis have been killed? what devastation is yet to unfold for millions more as a direct result of the descruction and damage of this war?

United for Peace and Justice opposes the U.S. military occupation and colonization of Iraq. We urge action that will shed light on the corporations with close ties to the Bush Administration that will reap profits from the post-war, post-sanctions reconstruction. And there are other issues that need to be addressed. As we move forward, our work should include educational campaigns; for example, focusing on the federal budget (why is there always money for military spending but never enough for domestic social programs?) and on U.S. global foreign policy. At the same time we will continue to organize public protests ranging from marches and rallies to nonviolent direct actions targeting military contractors and federal sites. Our web site is a vital tool for sharing resources and information and we hope your local group will continue to post the activities you plan at http://www.unitedforpeace.org

Following are some articles that might provide food for thought on the question of where the peace and justice movement should go from here. We hope you will share with them with others, use them as the basis for discussions within your peace groups and among your friends and family, and let us know about other articles you think should be shared.

Talking Points: After the Fall of Saddam
By Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies http://www.ips-dc.org/iraq/talkingpoints.htm

Why the Anti-War Movement Was Right
By Arianna Huffington, April 16, 2003 http://www.ariannaonline.com/columns/files/041603.html

What We Do Now; A Peace Agenda
By David Cortright in The Nation, April 21, 2003 http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030421&s=cortright&c=1

Response to the above article
by Phyllis Bennis and John Cavanagh of the Institute for Policy Studies http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030421&s=bennis

Response to the above article
by Bill Fletcher Jr. of United for Peace and Justice and TransAfrica Forum http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030421&s=fletcher

Response to the above article
by Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange and CodePink http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030421&s=benjamin

In peace and solidarity,
Andrea Buffa
Leslie Cagan
Bill Fletcher Jr.
for United for Peace and Justice

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Comments

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Posted by: Roger on January 18, 2004 11:46 PM

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Posted by: Timothy on January 18, 2004 11:47 PM
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