COMMITTEE TO END
THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ (CEO-I)
For too long, the agenda of the anti-war movement has been controlled by operatives of the Democratic Party. The knee jerk "anti-war" response right now is to protest Bush's veto and thus support the $120 billion for continued war funding. This action by groups such as UfPJ, Move On!, the Peace Action offices and others all around the country demonstrates the epitome of the bankrupt policies of the "anti-war" movement backing the pro-war policies of the now Democratic Party controlled congress. We are chasing our tails and going nowhere.
The only real political power that we possess is our vote. We can march a thousand miles against the war and absolutely negate that action by using our vote and throwing it behind the pro-war and imperialist Democratic Party.
We need to coalesce and seek to place anti-war candidates on the ballot in every state. We need to mobilize to support those candidates and fight politically the retrograde tendency of "anti-war" groups to promote the pro-war agenda of the Democratic Party and to lend that pro-war institution political support of any kind at election time or any time.
The time for anti-war proponents is long past to break with the Democratic Party and to never look back.
If you know of organizations, parties, individuals, websites, etc., willing to work to make this a reality, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will try to maintain this website and see where this goes.
If you are interested in this effort, join our
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along the lines being suggested here. This is not a new idea, just a
rededication of this website to politically oppose the war and occupation.