May 28, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Cindy Sheehan
PRESS RELEASE: MARCH ON THE PENTAGON’S RAGE AGAINST THE WAR MACHINE
March on the Pentagon is calling for a revival of the anti-war movement with plans to confront the bipartisan war machine at the White House on October 11, 2019
May 28, 2019—In response to the continuing march of military aggression by the United States and to put an anti-war agenda back on the table of activists, around 2,000 women and their comrades marched on the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia in October 2018. Last year, March on the Pentagon called for a revival of the antiwar/anti-imperialism movement and we are continuing that call in 2019.
This year we are taking our march to the White House. We invite all those outraged by the U.S. war machine, U.S. imperialism, endless wars, the mind boggling death toll, the invisible effects like PTSD and substance abuse, the abuse of the planet and contribution to climate change, and the toll war takes on women across the globe—from rape and loss of children to raising one’s family as a refugee in a foreign land. If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.
The truth is, war and imperialism are the umbrella over virtually every other issue plaguing the world today including climate change, underfunded education, increasingly militarized police, a lack of adequate healthcare, refugee crises across the globe, and much much more.
We invite you to Rage Against the War Machine with us in Washington D.C. on Friday, October 11th and attend the Anti-Imperialist Revolution Summit on Saturday, October 12th.
Our demands are simple: The complete end to the wars abroad; closure of foreign bases; a dramatic slashing of the Pentagon budget. The only good empire is a gone empire.
In 1967, anti-war events drew crowds as big as 50,000 people. In today’s world where information is shared instantly at the click of a button, activists and concerned citizens in the United States should be capable of similar, if not larger, crowds. The “nuclear clock” is at two minutes to midnight—it’s time for the anti-war movement to wake up, fill the streets, and get noisy.