The Occupation Project A Campaign of Sustained Nonviolent Resistance To End the Iraq War
For Immediate Release: January 15, 2007
Contact: Rob Mulford, 907-457-5578, firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, January 18th @ 9:00 a.m. members of North Star Veterans for Peace and others will deliver following message to the local offices (Federal Building, 101, 12th Ave. , Fbks. AK) of Senators Murkowski and Stevens and Representative Young. We will return on Feb. 5th and then periodically, in the following weeks, to reiterate. On the return dates, in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi, some may be moved to acts of Peaceful Nonviolent Civil Disobedience (not a requirement to participate). We sincerely request the support and or the participation all who seek a just and peaceful world.
The Iraq war was launched under a cloud of lies and false pretenses and was an act of aggression against a country that was not a threat to the U.S.
Whereas: Over 3,000 American Servicemen and Women and possibly 600,000 Iraqis have lost their lives to the violence of war.
Whereas: Tens of thousands American Servicemen and Women have been horribly physically disabled.
Whereas: The horror of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is destroying the lives of heros, wrecking families, and turning many out with Less Than Honorable Discharges to suffer without remedy.
Whereas: The insanity of Sectarian Violence was made inevitable and has been exasperated by U.S. meddling in the internal laws and political economic structure (in violation of international law) of an occupied state.
Whereas: We are not safer due to the war in Iraq and the so-called "War On Terror". Freedom is increasingly more threatened by our own government than by some outside "enemy".
Whereas: Wealthy people and greedy corporations profit from lucrative no bid contracts and swoon over profits to be made from the Production Sharing Agreements and Iraq's rewritten oil laws.
We as Peace Loving Americans and Alaskan Residents, do demand that our Representative Don Young, our Senator Lisa Murkowski, and our Senator Ted Stevens publicly pledge to: discontinue funding for military purposes in Iraq except the safe withdraw of all U.S. forces; Support an Iraqi led reconciliation process; Investigate and prosecute war profiteers; Commit significant funds to the reconstruction of Iraq, under the control and direction of Iraqis; and Provide funding for full benefits, adequate healthcare, and other support for returning servicemen and women.
Endorsed by: the Declaration of Peace, Veterans for Peace, CODE PINK, After Downing Street, the Granny Peace Brigade, Voters for Peace, and others.