We are approaching 2 tragic milestones -- the 5th anniversary of the Iraq War and the 4,000 U.S. soldier killed during it. What the Iraqi people have lost is beyond counting.

Taking action together is the only way we're going to find our way out of this.

On Wednesday, March 19, a bold, creative day of nonviolent direct action will take place in Washington, DC. There are huge pillars of support for this war and occupation -- our tax dollars, the military, the mainstream media, corporate war profiteers, and the security state. Our actions on March 19 in DC will target these pillars, demonstrating the real costs of war and offering visions for a more just and sustainable world, a world at peace.

Momentum is building and there's still time for you to make plans to JOIN US IN DC on March 19th! Click on the following links to register and to find details about the actions, housing, rides, trainings and more resources. There will be many ways for those who do not wish to risk arrest to participate in and support the actions.

We've also just secured free mass housing for Sunday, March 16, through Tuesday, March 18, at St. Stephens Church in northwest DC. Please email JHarris866@aol.com if you need housing and make sure to include your name, contact information, and the nights you will need housing.

If you can't make it to DC, you can still help ensure the day's success by making the most generous donation you can to help cover expenses as well as any legal fees those risking arrest might incur. Your financial support will help make it possible for us to reach the full potential of this important day.

We also want to remind you that tonight the historic Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan hearings will begin in Washington, DC.
Please take some time tonight or over the weekend to watch or listen to the testimony of veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The stories they share will be difficult to hear, but it is critical that we do so, and that we get as many people in this country as possible to do so as well. Their voices, their truth must be heard.

Many public Winter Soldier viewings are being held around the country; click here to find one near you. The broadcast will be accessible via satellite TV, or your public access cable station may be carrying it; you can also watch or listen online -- click here for details.

Finally, if you can't join us in Washington, there are hundreds of anti-war activities all around the country marking the 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq (and dozens more around the world). Almost 600 events are already listed on our calendar, and more are being listed hourly. Check now to see what's planned in your area during this coming week.

Yours, for peace and justice,

Leslie Cagan
National Coordinator, UFPJ

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