Anti-War Protests Across the World!

March 29, 2011

From March 19 to 26, millions of people organized anti-war demonstrations across the world to demand an end to the U.S.-NATO war on Libya.

On March 19, the 8th anniversary of the war on Iraq, mass actions took place in the U.S. – in every state and virtually every major city. Protesters demanded the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, opposed war on Libya and opposed other fronts of U.S. imperialism's war program. On March 24-26, more protests demanding an immediate end to the bombing of Libya took place in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, New York City, Cleveland, Austin, Seattle, Milwaukee and other cities and towns throughout the country. These actions reflect the nationwide breadth of the anti-war struggle.

People from all walks of life – including workers, youth, soldiers and veterans, seniors, community activists, religious organizations, etc. – all rallied around the demand: "Stop the Bombing of Libya!" Other prominent slogans included: "U.S. Out of Iraq, now!" "Hands Off, Iran!," "U.S. Out of Afghanistan!" and "Stop U.S. Aid to Israel!" In fact, the people are demanding nothing less than an end to U.S. aggression everywhere.

Internationally, protests were held on every continent and in dozens of countries, including Russia, Spain, Australia, Greece, Turkey, Mali, Uganda, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Chile, Nicaragua, Canada, and elsewhere.

These massive, worldwide actions again show that all of humanity is rising in opposition to U.S. imperialism and its war program, rising to fight for a world of peace and friendship.