The Women’s March on the Pentagon is a week away. To help spread the word, we are publishing below a press release from organizers of the march.
PRESS RELEASE: WOMEN’S MARCH ON THE PENTAGON
Anti-war voices have been marginalized by popular protest movements since Trump took office. While anti-war champions are in solidarity with most social and environmental movements, discussion of the effects of preparations for war, the consequences of war and war itself, have largely been absent from these popular movements.
The goals of the Women’s March on the Pentagon are simple. Our goals include the complete end to wars abroad, closure of foreign bases and dramatic slashing of the Pentagon budget.
On October 7th 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan under the pretext of apprehending those behind the September 11th attacks. U.S. forces have remained in active occupation since, making the illegal and immoral war on terror the longest and most misdirected war in U.S. history, overseen by presidents belonging to both major political parties.
The bloated military budget is draining communities and families in the U.S. of precious blood and treasure while decimating foreign nations and peoples in the process. The U.S. government is constitutionally mandated to provide for national defense, not offense.
No woman is truly free until the United States stops spending trillions of dollars bombing millions of people while militarily occupying over 150 countries around across the globe. War affects each of us and is detrimental to our natural environment.
This movement is not a rally for any part of the bipartisan war party. Instead, this movement is a call to action against the entire bloodthirsty U.S. empire.
We invite all women and allies to participate in the Women’s March on the Pentagon on October 20th and 21st 2018 by joining the march, organizing a local march or event, volunteering and amplifying our message.
We believe gun control begins at the Pentagon.
Visit MarchOnPentagon.com to find out how you can support the Women’s March on the Pentagon.
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/184236778838247/