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Signs of Resistance, February 16
The creative dissent of San Francisco continues and ranges from somber to silly. But one thing doesn't change. America does not want war.
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.
Tired of waiting for last year's health care money to materialize, nurses unite to challenge Bush's false promises and war.
Many unions and many locals of some unionsgathered together to march for peace.
Just some everyday, regular guys armed with signs and a sense of humor on their way to the anti-war..
Hundreds of people with disabilities were present.
Jews marched with Palestinians as well as with Jewish organizations.
Many children rode on shoulders or took part in family expressions for peace. Many children fell asleep at Civic Center. Few children
Ya' gotta love 'em.
Playing and marching their protests rang true.
The corner of Polk and McAllister became a canvas for children large and small.
Silent, somber reminders of the devastation Bush seeks.
A protest from ash to strawberry.
When Powell gave his February report to the UN, Picasso's Guernica, which hangs in the UN, was covered.
Why, asked an artist, did they cover it? Why?
The front of the stage was made available for seniors and the disabled, who swayed to a song being sung in Urdu.
More demonstrators listened by the side of the stage.
Great shirt. Great.
Can't help but think of Charles Dickens. Maybe his spirit is guiding these activists.
Guzzling gas, having kidnapped our precious liberty, he tried to buy off the crowd with really biiiig money.