A PROGRAM FOR PEACE

March 19 marks two years since the U.S. launched war against Iraq.

As people, all across the U.S. and the world, come out in mass actions against the war, we must face up to two stark conclusions:

1) The U.S. government is going to continue its war against Iraq and keep extending its aggression to more countries. It is already attacking and/or threatening Afghanistan, Palestine, Iran, Syria, Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia, North Korea, the Philippines and other countries.

2) It is up to the peoples to stop the wars and win the peace.

This reality confronts us with two vital tasks. Firstly we must step up the work to mobilize ever broader sections of people against each and every aggressive step taken by the government. Secondly, in the course of this fight we must continuously build up our own independent, anti-war, anti-imperialist movement. Such a movement can aim at nothing less than a real and lasting peace.

Carrying forward these tasks means popularizing and uniting people on the basis of a principled, proactive program for peace.

We demand:

- Immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. and foreign troops from Iraq.

- End the U.S. occupation and wars against Afghanistan and Haiti and the U.S.-Israeli war and occupation of Palestine.

- End U.S. interference against Iran, Syria, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, the Philippines & the world.

- Withdraw all U.S. troops stationed abroad and end all forms of U.S. intervention and aggression.

- Recognize the sovereignty of every country.

- End the militarization of our country.