Strike against War, Imperialism


Fifth Estate # 91, October 30-November 12, 1969

On October 15, 25,000 Detroiters added their voice to the millions of others across the country saying “End the War in Vietnam, Bring All the Troops Home Now.” President Nixon, as he had promised, did not listen to that cry. The war continues and so does the Fall Anti-War Offensive.

The dates for the next phase are Nov. 13, 14, and 15. We urge every American who wants the carnage in Vietnam ended to participate as fully as possible in the scheduled events of those days.

Things will actually be kicked off with a special benefit concert at the Grande-Riviera, Nov. 4 from 7 to 11 pm. Featured will be The Savage Grace, Ted Lucas, the March Bros., Sun and Shiva. Admission is $2.00 and will go toward March on Washington expenses.

On Thursday, Nov. 13, the Detroit Coalition to End the War in Vietnam Now is planning a series of neighborhood rallies and mass leafleting at plant gates and schools calling for the strike the next day.

Friday, Nov. 14, will be a strike day. This means no work, no school, no business as usual while the killing goes on. In the morning there will be a militant demonstration at the Federal Building on W. Lafayette and Wallington Blvd. at 11 am, with a heavy anti-imperialist character.

Later in the afternoon the Coalition will hold a mass rally and teach-in on the war. No times or speakers are available at this writing, but crowds of over 10,000 are expected to participate.

After the teach-in there will be a rally at the site of departure for the buses leaving for the March on Washington. Round-trip bus fare is $21 for adults, $15 for high school students. Several train cars have been reserved and a car caravan has been organized to accommodate the thousands of Detroiters expected to travel to the nation’s capital.

Information on travel and schedules for Thursday’s and Friday’s events may be gotten from the Coalition at 873-4322 or from the Student Mobilization Committee at 872-8244. Both have their offices at 5705 Woodward at Palmer, where literature, bumper stickers and pins advertising the actions are available.

Listen to the Fifth Estate WABX-FM news for complete schedules and reports of activities as they happen.