Iraq Moratorium

Phil

I share your disappointment with organizations that would put government funding for their priorities ahead of the need to unify the peace movement. I would just like to clarify that this is an issue with the Iraq Moratorium group and not with the new ANSWER initiative. We will see tomorrow whether it will be possible to work with ANSWER.

Marc

My experience is that International A.N.S.W.E.R. are completely unwilling to work with anyone who doesn't accept their Marxist baggage along with the peace movement related activities. Essentially, their modus operandi is to organize a "peace rally" and then hijack it to claim mass support for socialist medicine, socialist housing, socialist jobs programs, UN "human rights" declarations, positions on the Israel-Palestine conflict, etc., ad nauseum.

My suggestion is to make it clear to them that Libertarians oppose the war for different reasons and that our attendance/sponsorship/involvement in no way endorses any political issue other than a withdrawal of US forces from Iraq.

My experience in the past has been that they'll accept this, and then try to pull their crap anyway. If that occurs, it's important to have a backup communications strategy to make sure that media and attendees understand that the LP and its supporters are not calling for a "world socialist revolution."

Cheers,

Brian

Marc Joffe <joffemd@yahoo.com> wrote:
Phil
  
I share your disappointment with organizations that would put government funding for their priorities ahead of the need to unify the peace movement. I would just like to clarify that this is an issue with the Iraq Moratorium group and not with the new ANSWER initiative. We will see tomorrow whether it will be possible to work with ANSWER.
  
Marc