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West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist March
Date Saturday October 06
Time 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at Justin Herman Plaza at the end of Market St in San Francisco: 2pm Rally, 3pm March
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorDecolonize the New World 2012
Columbus Day 2012 marks the 520 year anniversary of the genocidal and ecocidal project of Empire building and colonial expansion that began with the conquistador invasion of this continent and continues to this day through the daily violence and exploitation of global capitalism.

It also marks the 20 year anniversary of the first American Black Bloc which disrupted the 1992 Columbus Day Parade in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.

This year during Columbus Day weekend, a West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist convergence is being organized in San Francisco. As a contribution to this effort, we are calling for friends and comrades to gather at 2pm on Saturday, October 6 for a rowdy march through the heart of the city's financial district.

We will honor the memories of all those who fought back and resisted the onslaught of empire over the past five centuries by unleashing the power of our own resistance in the very heart of capitalism on the West Coast. We are proud to stand in solidarity with others whose fierce struggles continue to hold off the machinery of domination and exploitation.

We draw inspiration from the countless struggles of indigenous resistance to capitalist projects of development and expansion: from the mountains of Black Mesa, where elders fiercely protect their way of life in the shadow of a coal mine, to the rebel autonomous municipality of Chéran in Michoacán, México where both the repressive forces of the state and the drug cartels have been expelled while loggers infringing upon indigenous territory have been chased off communal lands, to the far north of Canada where indigenous peoples block roads and disrupt plans for expanding resource extraction while students and radicals in Montreal riot outside the gates of the Plan du Nord summit. These brave fighters motivate us to spread the fires of resistance in the ongoing struggles against colonialism and capitalism.

It is also fitting that October 7 marks the 11 year anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, another brutal example of colonial domination's recent manifestations. We invite all those who stand in opposition to Empire and in solidarity with the struggles of the Afghan people to join us on this march.

The Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist March will gather at Justin Herman Plaza for a rally at 2pm and the march will begin at 3pm sharp. Stay tuned for additional details and ways to get involved.

This action is part of the Decolonize the New World 2012: West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist Convergence in San Francisco during Columbus Day weekend. The convergence is being called for by Decolonize and Anti-Capitalist comrades in the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area.

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This better be different from all the other protests.TIRED OF CONFORMISTS Wednesday Oct 3rd, 2012 2:58 PM
We're coming in red and blackblack blocedSunday Sep 30th, 2012 3:31 PM
If everybody just said no on top of their lungs, the people in charge would listen.anarchistFriday Sep 28th, 2012 4:27 AM
Please stop US colonization of West PapuaAndrewFriday Sep 28th, 2012 3:54 AM
Retire Columbus Day INDIGENOUS DAY OF RESISTANCE INDIGENOUS RIGHTS RALLY & MARCHUnited Native AmericansTuesday Sep 25th, 2012 11:39 PM
Does anybody have an idea of how many people are attending this?lone wanderFriday Sep 21st, 2012 1:25 AM
Better march route than in the pastTony Sunday Sep 9th, 2012 9:40 AM