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Three students begin march across America to oppose war
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
Tuesday May 22nd, 2007 10:47 PM
San Francisco (May 22, 2007) After a brief press conference in front of San Francisco’s City Hall, three students embarked on a "March for Peace” yesterday with the intent of walking every step of over 3,000 miles across North America. If all goes to plan, they will arrive in Washington DC in late August.
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A rally is planned in Omaha, Nebraska to mark the march midpoint. “We are organizing a march across the United States over the summer of 2007 to raise awareness about the need for peace and to unite people in a discussion of how we can take action and solve problems nonviolently,” declared march organizer and initiator Ashley Casale.

Supporters from various local anti-war organizations Not in Our Name, The World Can’t Wait – Drive Out The Bush Regime, Code Pink, and the International Socialist Organization helped kick off the journey with a small rally and accompanied the marchers to the Golden Gate Bridge.

For updates, including how to meet up with the marchers and/or organize support for the marchers as they make their way to your area, visit http://www.marchforpeace.info
§March initiator Ashley Casale and Not in Our Name organizer Maya Jones
by Jeff Paterson Tuesday May 22nd, 2007 10:47 PM
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§Marcher speaks to media
by Jeff Paterson Tuesday May 22nd, 2007 10:47 PM
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§Ashley Casale gets encouragement from SF Supervisor Tom Ammiano
by Jeff Paterson Tuesday May 22nd, 2007 10:47 PM
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§High School students skip class to join the first day of the march
by Jeff Paterson Tuesday May 22nd, 2007 10:47 PM
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§March initiator Ashley Casale
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§Stepping off
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§Almost out of Civic Center...
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§Heading down Larkin...
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§Golden Gate Bridge
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§Marcher on Golden Gate Bridge
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§Golden Gate Police stop marchers for displaying banner and Earth flags
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§Golden Gate Police stop marchers for displaying banner and Earth flags
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§Ashley Casale speaks to fellow march
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§Leaving SF City and County
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§Updated info on marchers
by Jeff Paterson Tuesday May 22nd, 2007 11:20 PM
Michael Israel (18 yrs old) is from Jackson, California. His parents and younger brother joined him for the first day of the march. He is pictured on right of first photo, and profiled on "Marcher on Golden Gate Bridge"

March initiator Ashley Casale (18 years old) just finished her freshman year at Wesleyan University, CT.

Susan is UC Berkeley grad student. She is pictured in the center of the first photo, and profiled on "Marcher speaks to media"
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BlessingsBud MorrisFriday Jul 27th, 2007 6:02 AM
I admire your courageS. AldayFriday Jul 27th, 2007 5:37 AM
updatevia emailSaturday Jun 9th, 2007 12:10 PM
Best to you Michael and Ashley, from Amador County (where Michael lives)!!Dr. Cheryl SchimentiThursday Jun 7th, 2007 10:20 PM
Good luck with the res!Rachael KnopfWednesday May 30th, 2007 7:31 PM
Your courage and heart are bigger than the distance you are covering!Liz DuhoskiWednesday May 30th, 2007 6:39 PM
Wishing You a Safe and Peaceful JourneyCynthia PapermasterFriday May 25th, 2007 9:59 PM
Dear Michael, Ashley, & Susan!Eileen TerrisFriday May 25th, 2007 3:51 PM