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Bay Area Rises Up to End the Drug War & Mass Incarceration!
by June 17th Coalition
Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM
Hundreds of people from all over the Bay Area joined together and took to the streets at the Friday, June 17th "Communities Rising! Solutions to End the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration" rally and march in San Francisco.

Hundreds of people from all over the Bay Area joined together and took to the streets at the Friday, June 17th "Communities Rising! Solutions to End the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration" rally and march to demand:

*Stop All Prison and Jail Construction!
*Stop the 40 Year Drug War!
*Stop Prison & Jail Overcrowding!
*Human Rights for Pelican Bay Prisoners Now! Shut Down the SHU!
*Money for People's Needs, Not Police and Prisons!


"Communities Rising to End the Drug War and Mass Incarceration" July 17th, protest and march was organized and sponsored by ACLU of Northern California, America Friends Service Committee (AFSC), All of Us or None, Berkeley Needle Exchange Emergency Distribution, California Coalition for Women Prisoner (CCWP), California Partnership, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), Community United Against Violence (CUAV), Critical Resistance (CR), Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), Harm Reduction Coalition, Justice Now, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC), OASIS Clinic, SF Drug Users Union, TGI-Justice Project, These Cuts Won’t Heal, and United for Drug Policy Reform.

Communities Rising SF march and rally, as well as other statewide events covered in the BayView:
http://sfbayview.com/2011/groups-rally-across-california-to-end-mass-incarceration-and-the-40-year-war-on-drugs/

ABC 7 News:
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8198142

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/06/19/18682320.php

For more information on organizations participating in the June 17th coalition:

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)
http://curbprisonspending.org

California Prison Focus/The Pelican Bay Hunger Strike:
http://www.prisons.org/hungerstrike.htm

Critical Resistance:
http://criticalresistance.org

SF Drug Users Union:
http://www.sfdrugusersunion.org

Drug Policy Alliance:
http://www.drugpolicy.org

All of Us or None:
http://www.allofusornone.org

TGI Justice Project:
http://tgijp.org

Coalition for California Women Prisoners:
http://www.womenprisoners.org

United for Drug Policy Reform:
http://drugpolicyreform.org




§All of Us or None
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

Organizers from All of Us or None!
§TGI Justice Project
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

TGI Justice Project with Critical Resitance's June 17th organizer, Lisa Marie Alatore.
§Laura Thomas, Drug Policy Alliance
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

"I Am Drug Policy Reform" Laura Thomas, DPA
§Dr. Diana Sylvestre
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

"Dealing with drug use by building more prisons is like fighting cancer by building more cemeteries." Dr. Diana Sylvestre from United for Drug Policy Reform and OASIS Clinic, Oakland

§Isaac & Laura
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

Isaac Jackson from San Francisco Drug Users Union and Laura Guzman from the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center.
§Bato Talamantez
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

Bato Talamantez of the Pelican Bay Info Project. Shut down the SHU! Human Rights for Pelican Bay Prisoners Now! Support the Pelican Bay July 1st hunger strike!
§No More Drug War!
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

Drug Policy Alliance in the crowd!
§Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

"Support the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund!"
§No More Prison Spending!
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

Californians United for a Responsible Budget.
§UDPR & CURB Lead the March!
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

United for Drug Policy Reform (UDPR) and Californians United for A Responsible Budget (CURB) lead the militant march through the streets of SF!
§California Coalition for Women Prisoners
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

Diana Block of California Coalition for Women Prisoners in the House!
§Stop Jail & Prison Construction!
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

§Cyn & Danny
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

§Gary from SFDUU
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

Gary from San Francisco Drug Users Union
§40 Years of Failed Drug Policy!
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

United for Drug Policy Reform in the crowd.
§Community Comes Out!
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

§Familes March Against the Drug War!
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

§Rachel Jackson
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

Rachel Jackson from New Years Movement for Justice for Oscar Grant "Stop the racist war against communities of color!"
§Cristina Guiterrez, Barrio Unido
by June 17th Coalition Tuesday Jun 21st, 2011 8:35 AM

Cristina Guiterrez of Barrio Unido closes the program,"sisters and brothers, we must keep organizing!"
§More coverage
by From Stop the Drug War Wednesday Jun 22nd, 2011 4:17 AM
Thank you to all the people for showing up, speaking out and marching. More coverage from stopthedrugwar.org.

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2011/jun/21/rallies_vigils_mark_40_years_fai