FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2005
Contact: Steve Theberge
War Resisters League Statement of Solidarity with Cindy Sheehan and Gold Star Families for Peace
New York City, NY- The War Resisters League stands in solidarity with Cindy Sheehan and all those who join her in the blazing sun of Crawford, Texas. In a month in which 74 American soldiers and untold Iraqi civilians have been killed, the dignity, humility, and strength of her vision throws into sharp contrast the brutal policies of the Bush administration.
The war on Iraq has provoked outrage, indignation and action across the globe. Camp Casey (the site of Sheehan's vigil outside of George Bush's vacation home) is a powerful example of how a dedicated individual, acting in concert with others, can spark the passion and commitment of thousands of people. While Cindy Sheehan's request to meet with the president has so far been refused, her call to end the occupation has been met enthusiastically by people across the globe, amplifying the rapidly growing public opinion that we never should have invaded Iraq.
The War Resisters League supports Gold Star Families for Peace's call for the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq. We encourage all of our members and supporters to take action in their communities to stop this war. We mourn the horrifying loss of life on all sides of the conflict and will continue to work for a nonviolent and truly democratic resolution to the chaos caused by the Bush administration's unbridled aggression around the world.
War Resisters League
339 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012
UNITED FOR PEACE & JUSTICE | 212-868-5545
Informant: John M Miller
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