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Signs of Resistance, February 16

by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
The creative dissent of San Francisco continues and ranges from somber to silly. But one thing doesn't change. America does not want war.
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I expected this march to be smaller. After all, those busloads of people from places like Santa Monica and L.A. stayed home to organize their own demonstrations. But this one seemed to be a family affair. The labor presence was strong, with many unions, many locals. People stretched to show unity with somebody, anybody to make their voices louder. Guerrilla theater was everywhere. Many issues, many causes all united for peace.
§California Nurses Association
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Tired of waiting for last year's health care money to materialize, nurses unite to challenge Bush's false promises and war.
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Many unions and many locals of some unionsgathered together to march for peace.
§Quartet
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Just some everyday, regular guys armed with signs and a sense of humor on their way to the anti-war..
§Build Ramps not Bombs
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Hundreds of people with disabilities were present.
§A Jewish Voice for Peace
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Jews marched with Palestinians as well as with Jewish organizations.
§Family Affair
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Many children rode on shoulders or took part in family expressions for peace. Many children fell asleep at Civic Center. Few children
§Age Group
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Ya' gotta love 'em.
§Musicians for Peace
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Playing and marching their protests rang true.
§...a Little Child Shall Lead Them
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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The corner of Polk and McAllister became a canvas for children large and small.
§A Commentary without Words
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Silent, somber reminders of the devastation Bush seeks.
§Love of Country = Fun.
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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A protest from ash to strawberry.
§Guernica
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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When Powell gave his February report to the UN, Picasso's Guernica, which hangs in the UN, was covered.
§Coalition of the Unwilling
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Why, asked an artist, did they cover it? Why?
§Front Row Crowd
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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The front of the stage was made available for seniors and the disabled, who swayed to a song being sung in Urdu.
§Along the Sides
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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More demonstrators listened by the side of the stage.
§The Toxic Texan
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Great shirt. Great.
§The Gravedigger's Wagon?
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Can't help but think of Charles Dickens. Maybe his spirit is guiding these activists.
§Uncle Sam: Wanted
by Sandra Butler (sbsync [at] yahoo.com)
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Guzzling gas, having kidnapped our precious liberty, he tried to buy off the crowd with really biiiig money.
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