Anti-War Protest at Army’s New Chambers St. Recruiting Center


For immediate release  December 17, 2009

WorldCantWait.org

Contact: Elaine Brower  917-520-0767

nyc@worldcantwait.org

Anti-War Protest at Army’s New Chambers St. Recruiting Center

What: Picket line / Speak-out / Photo op

Where: 143 Chambers Street @ West Broadway

When: 12:00 pm, Friday December 18, 2009

In response to the opening today of the Army’s new recruiting center in downtown Manhattan, opponents of the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq announced a protest tomorrow.

World Can’t Wait, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace and members of Military Families Speak Out/NY will be  protesting.

Elaine Brower, mother of a US marine who has been deployed to both war zones, said.

“We know that President Obama wants to increase the size of the military by 92,000. The current military is tired and war-weary.  They can’t keep sending these same guys back four times.  They’re going nuts.  The Army needs to fill those spots, and they will get them any way they can, whether it’s through teaching kids to play violent video games that simulate the killing of other human beings at the Army Experience Center trial project in Philadelphia or setting up near a college where kids are graduating with so much debt and no jobs.”

The Army says it chose the Chambers Street location to be near the Borough of Manhattan Community College and Stuyvesant High School, both located further west on the street.

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