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Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 in US
by Peacenik
Friday Mar 18th, 2011 6:04 AM
On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.
On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.

Here is the announcement, which also condemns the pending attack on oil rich Libya, and the false imprisonment and torture of Bradley Manning, courtesy Democrat Barack Obama, who is also a strong nuclear power advocate and was long before the 2008 election. Only criminally insane politicians support nuclear power. See
http://www.answercoalition.org/national/index.html

PROTEST- SAT. MARCH 19
12noon, Rally at UN Plaza (7th & Market Sts.), SF
followed by a march to Local 2 boycotted hotels

FUND JOBS, HEALTHCARE & EDUCATION, NOT WAR
Stop the Cutbacks & Layoffs!
END WAR & OCCUPATION
Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Haiti & Everywhere!
STOP THE WAR ON WORKING PEOPLE
Solidarity with Local 2 Workers!

Download Bilingual Flyer
Download 11x17 Poster
Bajar Cartel 11x17 (Spanish)

March 19 is the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Today, Iraq remains occupied by 50,000 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of foreign mercenaries. The war in Afghanistan/Pakistan is raging.
While the U.S. will spend $1 trillion+ for war and occupation in 2011, 30 million people in the U.S. remain unemployed or severely underemployed, and cuts in education, housing and healthcare are imposing a huge toll on the people.
Sponsored by the March 19 Coalition. March & Rally endorsers include: ANSWER Coalition, Bay Area Chapter - US Labor Against War (USLAW), UNITE HERE Local 2, San Francisco Labor Council, South Bay Labor Council, San Mateo Labor Council, Unitarian Universalists for Peace - SF, Al Awda—Palestine Right of Return Coalition, ILWU Lo. 10 Exec. Bd., Lo. 510 Sign & Display, Jobs with Justice – SF, Oakland Education Association - Peace & Justice Caucus, Teachers for Public Education, OPEIU Lo. 3, SEIU Lo. 1021, Nat’l Council of Arab Americans, Free Palestine Alliance, Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, La Raza Centro Legal/SF Day Labor Program, Task Force on the Americas, AFT Lo. 1481 Exec. Bd., AFT Lo. 2121, AFT Local 3267/Jefferson Elementary Federation, United Educators of SF, Arab American Union Members Council, Arab Resource Organizing Center, March Forward!, Veterans for Peace - Chapter 69, Angola 3 Defense Committee, LEF Foundation, Community Futures Collective, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, West County Toxics Coalition, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, Int’l Socialist Organization, Peace & Freedom Party, Justice for Filipino-American Veterans (JFAV) (partial list—click below for all endorsers)
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For more information on the nuclear holocaust and the accompanying financial meltdown, see the World Socialist Website, especially:
http://www.wsws.org/category/japan_quake.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/pers-m18.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/fuku-m18.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/empe-m18.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/obam-m17.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/lead-m17.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/pers-m16.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/germ-m16.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/japa-m16.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/econ-m15.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/lead-m15.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/pers-m14.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/japa-m14.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/japa-m12.shtml
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/mar2011/eart-m12.shtml

This writer just reads the World Socialist Website and thinks everyone else should do the same daily.

For a quick survey of the alternative energy possibilities to replace the nuclear-oil madness, see:
Solar Power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power
Wind Power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power
Tidal Power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_power

Only the socialist and Green Parties oppose nuclear power. In California, that means the Peace & Freedom Party at
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/
From the platform at
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/about-us/platform/full-platform
Defense of the Environment

The same corporate forces and economic system that exploit and brutalize the world's working class people are destroying the world's biosphere. These social policies and ecollogical destruction often overlap. Socialism is necessary to end the ecological destruction caused by capitalism. Our goal is a society that is in harmony with nature as it is in harmony with its own people.

We therefore favor:
•Planning for urban and regional environment based on principles of sound ecosystems management.
•Create public open spaces in all communities.
•Tighter regulation of pesticides, herbicides, industrial wastes and genetically modified foods to protect human food, air and water, employees in the workplace, and species habitat. No release of genetically engineered or transgenic organisms into the wild. No patenting of life forms.
•A multi-source energy system, development of solar technology and other renewable, non-polluting energy sources. Eliminate nuclear power plants. End fossil fuel dependence.
•Public ownership of public utilities.
•Protect species habitat such as old-growth forests to preserve biodiversity.
•Massive development of free public transportation.
•International trade agreements must guarantee the protection of the environment in all participating countries.
•End environmental racism, including the immediate cessation of nuclear testing and toxic waste dumping on reservation lands, the disproportionate creation of landfills in poor communities of color and eliminate the mass development of maquiladora plants.

The California Green Party is at:
http://www.cagreens.org/
and statement on front page:
Environmental watchdog, with family in Japan, says U.S. must 'examine' posture toward nuclear power; insists alternatives safer and more economically viable
SACRAMENTO (Mar 15, 2011) - A Green Party environmental watchdog - whose wife's entire family resides in Japan - said today that it is "inevitable that the United States must re-examine its own posture regarding not only the future of nuclear power, but also the management of the 104 nuclear power plants already operating" in the U.S.
"The Green Party, and especially the Green Party of California has always taken an anti-nuclear stance...based on a sober risk assessment and the knowledge that there are better alternatives which can meet our energy needs. (The) onetime cost advantage for nuclear is no longer true," writes Wes Rolley, former co-chair of EcoAction Committee of Green Party of the U.S. (http://cagreening.blogspot.com/2011/03/finding-energy-to-do-it-right.html)
Read the Press Release
BE AT A MARCH 19 PEACE MARCH TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR POWER, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, BLOOD FOR OIL WARS AND THE PRIVATE PROFIT SYSTEM.