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AFRICOM Rally and Protest

October 27, 2008 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

AFRICOM Rally and Protest

On October 27th, military contractors and mercenaries will come to DC to attend a conference on “Engaging AFRICOM.” Under the umbrella of the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA), these contractors will discuss opportunities for making money off of the Pentagon’s new military command.

IPOA only encourages and enables the militarization of Africa through AFRICOM. U.S. Government spending — our tax dollars — shouldn’t enable the Department of Defense to pursue its Middle East agenda in Africa.

Whether victims of domestic policing or foreign occupation, anti-war activists or liberation fighters, environmentalists or people of faith, citizens must stand united against the military’s newest exertion of power.

Join us to protest AFRICOM and the IPOA Conference. Speakers and musicians will take the stage at Taft Memorial Park for a rally, followed by a protest outside the IPOA Conference at the Liaison Hotel.

For more information, or to get involved, please contact:

Saif Rahman, Institute for Policy Studies, 202-234-9382 x 254; saif@ips-dc.org
And check out the Resist AFRICOM site.

Details

Date:
October 27, 2008
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Organizer

Saif Rahman
Email:
saif@ips-dc.org

Venue

Taft Memorial Park
New Jersey Ave NW and Louisiana Ave NW
Washington, DC United States
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