Founded just three days after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) initiated the massive antiwar movement opposing the US invasion of Iraq before the March 19, 2003 ground assault. ANSWER, whose core included a partnership between Arab and non-Arab activists, fought a long and successful battle against excluding the Palestinian struggle for self-determination from the peace movement. ANSWER Indiana, started in 2017, has consistently mobilized the community for a range of issues beginning with our first campaign that successfully defeated an anti-homelessness ordinance at the City-County Council. We help build political movements, educate ourselves and others, and bring as many organizations and individuals together around issues facing poor and working people in this city and globally.
Latest news and action
- “Support for the Palestinian struggle in the United States is out of the closet”
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- Protest: Free Palestine! End U.S. aid to Israel!
- Protest for Palestine!
- We must fight the “poisonous anti-Islamic and anti-Arab rhetoric used in the media”
Who We Are
The Indiana chapter of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) was formed in 2017 by independent, working-class organizers dedicated to progressive political education and mass mobilization in order to put working and oppressed people in the driver’s seat of history. We work to build a multi-national, multi-gendered movement powerful enough to end white supremacy, patriarchy, imperialist war, and the domination of the banks and corporations.
Since our inception, we’ve led campaigns against gentrification, helped fight racist police brutality, organized street demonstrations against imperialist wars and interventions—from Venezuela and Iran to China and Korea—mass marches for reproductive justice, and more.
ANSWER nationally has played an important role in the fight against racist and religious profiling, in support of immigrant and workers’ rights, and for economic and social justice for all. Our members are engaged in a range of struggles, from the local battles against police brutality to the international campaigns against militarism and war.