Momentum generated by establishment of U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) on January 11 was reflected at January 18’s national antiwar protest in DC, the size of which organizers put at half a million people.
Labor speakers at the rally were:
**Jeremy Corbyn (Member of Parliament; UK Stop the War Coalition and Labor Against the War)
**Michael Letwin (NYCLAW Co-Convener; USLAW Continuations Committee; Former President, UAW Local 2325/Assn. of Legal Aid Attorneys)
**Fred Mason (President, Maryland-DC AFL-CIO)
**Brenda Stokely (President, AFSCME DC 1707; NYCLAW Co-Convener)
Their speeches, along with the entire rally, are available at: http://www.c-span.org/ (RealPlayer audio at 42:50 min.)
A spirited USLAW contingent of one thousand or more trade unionists–by far the largest of its kind since 9/11–near the front of the march was led by hundreds of leaders and rank-and-file members of New York City’s SEIU1199, and included trade unionists from many cities.
Labor’s participation at the DC protest is mentioned at:
< http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=14978 >
< http://internationalanswer.org/news/update/011903j18rpt.html >
< http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A14081-2003Jan19.html >
< http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/19/national/19PROT.html?ex=1044173057&ei=1&en=5fa\ ce701f583b0ad >