Spring 2003

On September 21, 2002, the State Council of the 70,000 member California Federation of Teachers unanimously passed the following resolution:

Whereas, the United States and Britain have been bombing Iraq on a virtually continuous basis since the end of the Gulf war, and

Whereas, the Bush administration has presented no credible evidence that Iraq has intentions of harming the citizens of this country or that Iraq presents a threat to the United States, and

Whereas, the Bush administration is seeking any pretext to overthrow the government of a sovereign nation, in violation of international law, and

Whereas, a war with Iraq would require the re-direction of vital resources and funds to a destructive senseless, and illegal goal while further strengthening an administration that has restricted the civil liberties of its citizens, and

Whereas, this administration is using the so-called "War on Terrorism" to distract the American people from the vital issues they confront,

Therefore, be it resolved that the California Federation of Teachers goes on record as strenuously opposing the Bush administration's march toward war with Iraq,

And be it further resolved that the California Federation of Teachers urge its members and affiliates to get involved with organizations working toward stopping the Bush administration's march toward war with Iraq.

Madison Teachers, Inc.
Resolution Against the War on Iraq
Whereas, the United States and Britain have been bombing Iraq on a virtually continuous basis since the end of the Gulf War, and

Whereas, the Bush administration has presented no credible evidence that Iraq has intentions of harming the citizens of this country or that Iraq resents a threat to the United States, and

Whereas, the Bush administration is seeking any pretext to overthrow the government of a sovereign nation, in violation of international law, and

Whereas, this administration is using the so-called "War on Terrorism" to distract the American people from the vital issues they confront,

Therefore, be it resolved that Madison Teachers Inc. goes on record as strenuously opposing the Bush administration's march toward war with Iraq.

And be if further resolve that Madison Teachers Inc. urge its members and affiliates to get involved with organizations working toward stopping the Bush administrations march toward war with Iraq.

Spring 2003

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