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10-28-2005, 11:56 PM
The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime! Mobilize for November 2, 2005!


Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights. Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it. Your government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.

Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.

Your government suppresses the science that doesn't fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.

Your government is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.

Your government enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.

People look at all this and think of Hitler — and they are right to do so. The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. We must act now; the future is in the balance.

Millions and millions are deeply disturbed and outraged by this. They recognize the need for a vehicle to express this outrage, yet they cannot find it; politics as usual cannot meet the enormity of the challenge, and people sense this.

There is not going to be some magical "pendulum swing." People who steal elections and believe they're on a "mission from God" will not go without a fight.

There is not going to be some savior from the Democratic Party. This whole idea of putting our hopes and energies into "leaders" who tell us to seek common ground with fascists and religious fanatics is proving every day to be a disaster, and actually serves to demobilize people.

But silence and paralysis are NOT acceptable. That which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn — or be forced — to accept. There is no escaping it: the whole disastrous course of this Bush regime must be STOPPED. And we must take the responsibility to do it.

And there is a way. We are talking about something on a scale that can really make a huge change in this country and in the world. We need more than fighting Bush's outrages one at a time, constantly losing ground to the whole onslaught. We must, and can, aim to create a political situation where the Bush regime's program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking society is reversed. We, in our millions, must and can take responsibility to change the course of history.

To that end, on November 2, the first anniversary of Bush's "re-election", we will take the first major step in this by organizing a truly massive day of resistance all over this country. People everywhere will walk out of school, they will take off work, they will come to the downtowns and town squares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to JOIN US. They will repudiate this criminal regime, making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"

November 2 must be a massive and public proclamation that WE REFUSE TO BE RULED IN THIS WAY. November 2 must call out to the tens of millions more who are now agonizing and disgusted. November 2 will be the beginning — a giant first step in forcing Bush to step down, and a powerful announcement that we will not stop until he does so — and it will join with and give support and heart to people all over the globe who so urgently need and want this regime to be stopped.

This will not be easy. If we speak the truth, they will try to silence us. If we act, they will to try to stop us. But we speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop.

The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US.

These next days are crucial. The call you are reading has to get out to millions right away — on the internet, passed out as flyers in communities, published as ads in newspapers. DO NOT WAIT!! GET ORGANIZED!! If you agree with this statement, add your name to it!!! And do more than that: send it to friends, get them to sign it, organize a meeting, take it to your church, your school, your union, your health club, your barber shop, to concerts and libraries and family gatherings, everywhere you go. Raise money, lots of money. Get people together, make plans to be there on November 2, and to build for it.

The world can't wait! Drive out the Bush Regime! Mobilize for November 2!


After Downing Street Coalition
Tom Ammiano, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Aris Anagnos, Los Angeles
Asad AbuKhalil, Department of Politics, California State University
Ed Asner, actor
Axis of Justice
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Russell Banks, writer
Luis Barrios
David Berenson, Green Party of Ohio
Blair Bobier, Esq.
Campus Anti-War Network(CAN)
Tim Carpenter, Director, Progressive Democrats of America
David Cobb, Green Party Presidential Candidate, 2004
Code Pink: Women for Peace
Barry Crimmins, Writer/Correspondent, Air America Radio
Chris Daly, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
DC Anti-War Network
Noel Don Juan, MECCA SF, Music Director
Tom Duane, New York State Senator
Michael Eric Dyson
Edwin Ellis, President of Veterans for Peace, LA
Jody Evans, Code Pink
Ralph Fertig, President, Humanitarian Law Project
Francis Fox Piven
Jennifer Friederbach, Coalition on Homelessness, S.F.
Deborah Glick, NY State Assembly
Frances Goldin
Haitian Coalition for Justice
Suheir Hammad, Poet
Sam Hamill, Poets Against War
Kathleen Hanna, Musician
David Harris, Author, Founder of "Resistance"
Rev. Robert M. Hollum, Pastor of Luther Place, Washington, DC
Humboldt County, CA Green Party
Bill T. Jones, Dancer
Rickie Lee Jones, Musician
Esther Kaplan, Author of "With God On Their Side"
Casey Kasem
Frances Kissling, President of Catholics for Free Choice
Yuri Kochiyama, Oakland
Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Ron Kovic, author, Vietnam veteran
Jonathon Kozol
Beth Lamont
Mark Leno, California Assemblyman
Margaret Lindgren, FOR/LA (Fellowship of Reconciliation) Los Angeles, California
Lucinda Marshall, Founder, Feminist Peace Network
Keith McHenry, Founder, Food Not Bombs
Men of All Colors Together
Allen Michaan, Owner, Grand Lake Theater, Oakland CA
Tom Morello, Audioslave
Not in Our Name
Jose Padilla*, Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA)
Peter Phillips Ph.D. Project Censored Sociology Department Sonoma State University
Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize winning playwright
Jeremy Pikser, screenwriter, Bulworth
Port Townsend Peace Movement, Port Townsend WA
Kevin Powell, Writer
Progressive Democrats of America
Rosemary R. Ruether, Theologian, Professor, Claremont Graduate University Professor Emerita of Feminist Theology at Pacific School of Religion
Boots Riley, The Coup
Cindy Sheehan
David Swanson, creator of MeetWithCindy.org, co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition
Sunsara Taylor, Revolution Newspaper
Studs Terkel
Topanga Peace Alliance
Marianne Torres Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane * Washington State
Gore Vidal, Author
Rev. Dave Weissbard, Senior Minister The Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, IL
Cornel West, Princeton University
Philip E. Wheaton, Episcopal priest, Community of Christ, Washington, DC
Johannes W. Williams, attorney, District of Columbia
Ann Wright, former US diplomat, resigned in protest of Iraq war
David Zeiger, Displaced Films (Sir, No Sir)
Howard Zinn, historian, author of A Peoples' History of the United States
Dave Zirin, author, "What's My Name, Fool?, Sports and Resistance in the United States."