Report and audio from March 6th Press conference in DC
On March 6, the organizers of the March on the Pentagon held a press conference at the National Press Club. The speakers included Cindy Sheehan, Carlos Arredondo, Eugene Puryear, Mahdi Bray, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr., Mounzer Sleiman, Debra Sweet, Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, and Mike Marceau. Please find below pictures and audio from each speaker's presentation. The press conference was chaired by Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, whose comments precede each speaker.
"One of the reasons we are marching on the pentagon on March 17 is for impeachment and accountability… The Bush regime has committed so many crimes against humanity, they are enemies of humanity and that is one of the reasons we must march... The real issues are ending the occupation of Iraq to save our soldiers and save the people of Iraq and the real issue is not to invade Iran….We must march…" - Cindy Sheehan
Hear Cindy Sheehan:
"I am protecting my son's honor. It is my duty to speak out, I honor my son by speaking out against the war…..I woke up this morning and we lost 9 service men and dozens of Iraqi citizens and this has to stop. I don’t support this administration at all. …It is time for the American people to stand up and do something about it because we have a responsibility to your communities, your country and the rest of the world."
- Carlos Arredondo, father of Lcpl. Alex Arredondo, USMC, killed in Iraq:
Hear Carlos Arredondo: