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Emergency Demonstrations Day After US Attack on Syria
ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is planning emergency demonstrations, as well as the August 29 at 5 p.m. demonstration, to protest the US slaughter of the Syrian people. All demonstrations should leaflet people in the Union Square area to teach the taxpayers that we cannot have guns and butter and that the US is perpetrating war crimes.
Protest: Hands off Syria! No New U.S. War in the Middle East!
Date: August 29, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Powell and Market Sts.
at Powell St. BART station
San Francisco, California
Contact: ANSWER Coalition at answer [at] answersf.org or 415-821-6545
The Iraq war took far over 1 million Iraqi lives. Now the U.S. government is using essentially the same rationale to attack Syria.
The march toward war is speeding up. Top U.S. officials announced yesterday (Aug. 27) that they will not wait for the outcome of the UN investigation on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, and that the U.S. air and naval forces off the Syrian coast are ready to launch missile and air strikes. Britain and France, the former colonizers of the region, are set to join in the assault.
Initial Sponsors: ANSWER Coalition-Act Now to Stop War & End Racism, World Can’t Wait-SF Bay, Code Pink-Women for Peace, Community Futures Collective, Coalition to Free the Angola 3, LEF Foundation, Solitary Watch, and United National Antiwar Coalition, Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition, and Urban Shield CRT.
Plans are also in place for an emergency response protest in the event of a US/NATO attack. It will take place in San Francisco at Powell & Market Sts., at 5 pm on the day of the attack, or if an attack takes place after 5 pm, the protest will be the following day. If the emergency response protest is on a weekend day, it will take place at 12 noon at Powell & Market Sts.