Friday, March 20, 2009

Bring the troops home now!

Six years. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead--and that's on top of the more than 1 million who'd already been killed by the first President Bush's Iraq war and his successor Clinton's murderous sanctions. Several thousand U.S. troops dead. Billions of dollars bled into this endless war on behalf of Big Oil. And despite worldwide anger, and majority opposition to the war here in the U.S., and all sorts of promises during last year's presidential campaign, there is still no actual end in sight.

If you're frustrated and perplexed about how to end the war and move the struggle forward, read this excellent analysis by Fred Goldstein.

If you want more information, check out this range of books and movies about Iraq and the Middle East from

If you're going to Saturday's march on the Pentagon, look for the signs and banners of the Troops Out Now Coalition and march with them to demand that all the troops be brought home now; an end to the war and occupation, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine; and money for human needs, not war.