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WRITE FOR RIGHTS
Monday, December 17, 2012
6:oo to 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church Social Hall
855 Grove Street
East Lansing, MI 48821
The Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice [GLNAWI] stands in support of the
peoples of the Middle East and North Africa in their current struggles against authoritarian rule, and
we call for an end to the violence being directed against the people
STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice
Approved October 19, 2011
The Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice (GLNAWI) supports nonviolent actions focusing on economic injustice and inequality – actions that began on Wall Street and spread to hundreds of locations in this country and around the world, including Lansing, Michigan.
We appreciate the call to action by Occupy Lansing to concerned local residents, working together to create positive change to end inequities that cause suffering in our community. As members of GLNAWI are able, we will support, join in, and encourage others to participate in Occupy Lansing activities.
For ten years, GLNAWI has worked to end wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. These wars cost the United States over 4 trillion dollars, benefit the military industrial complex while hurting ordinary Americans, and are responsible for growing disparities in our country GLNAWI seeks a reordering of priorities by the United States Government and a redistribution of resources to serve more legitimate and necessary social and human needs of people in the US and around the world such as healthcare, housing, jobs, and education. It is critical that funding for the Afghanistan and Iraq War end, that cuts in the military budget begin immediately, that progressive tax policies are restored, and that safety net protections of social programs are guaranteed.
We, like the Occupy protesters, are outraged by those who profit at the expense of the rest of us (the 99%) by corrupt banking practices; corporate control of government, trade, labor, and economic policies; militarism; and other endeavors that harm people and the planet. We unite with Occupy Lansing protesters committed to nonviolence, inclusion, and consensus decision making. We hope their endeavors will build a movement for positive change and economic justice that is desperately needed in this country.
(For those wanting more information about Occupy Lansing please go to http://occupylansing.us/