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Commemoration Ceremony for the victims of Ronald Reagan's Policies
by The Contra
Thursday Jun 10th, 2004 2:15 PM
Commemoration ceremony for the victims of Ronald Reagan's policies.
la version en español sigue despues.

Commemoration Ceremony for the victims of Ronald Reagan's policies.

WHEN: Friday June 11, 2004. 12-1:30pm

WHERE: San Francisco Mission District. Gather at noon 16th Street/Mission St. for funeral procession and march to 24th Street/Mission St for testimonials and commemoration at 12:45pm. (Begin at 16th St. BART and ends at 24th St BART)

WHY? As the nation honors the life and death of former President Ronald Reagan this Friday many of us will be remembering and mourning the deaths of the tens of thousands of victims of Ronald Reagan's policies during his administration. During the 1980's the Reagan Administration sponsored and directed brutal military regimes in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras that repressed, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of their own citizens using military weapons and training directly from the United States. Reagan was also notorious for channeling millions of dollars to the Contras in Nicaragua, much of it illegally obtained by selling arms to Iran and crack cocaine to youth in poor U.S communities. He called the contras "Freedom Fighters" but they primarily engaged in the rape, torture and murder of civilians and the destruction of the country's agriculture and economic infrastructure which left 30,000 people dead in this already impoverished and war torn Central American nation. Join as we honor and mourn the innocent people killed under the Reagan's Administration's so-called campaign for "Democracy and Freedom" and remember the real legacy of devastation that Reagan's brutal campaigns left on the people of Central American.

WHO: Speakers will include survivors and witnesses of Reagan's policies from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua and local community activists.

CONTACT: Tanya at 415-575-5527 or tanya [at] globalexchange.org or Steve at ssolnit [at] igc.org or 415-310-7551.

To help make signs, banners, crosses, caskets, etc join us at the Global Exchange office Friday morning 10-12 at 2017 Mission Street Suite 303. Wear black and be creative!



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Conmemoración de las víctimas de las políticas de Ronald Reagan

Cuando: Viernes, 11 de junio, 2004. 12-1:30pm

Donde: El barrio de la Mission en San Francisco. Reunirse a las doce de la tarde en la esquina de las calles 16 y Mission para una marcha/procesión hasta las calles 24 y Mission. Oradores comenzarán a las 12:45pm en la 24 y Mission.

Porque? Mientras el resto de la nación esta conmemorando la vida del ex-presidente Ronald Reagan, este viernes muchos de nosotros vamos a conmemorar a los miles y miles que murieron y fueron victimas de la violencia promovida por la Administración de Ronald Reagan. Durante los años ochenta, la Administración de Ronald Reagan apoyó y dirigió los regimenes militares de Guatemala, El Salvador, y Honduras que torturaron y mataron miles de sus propios ciudanos usando armas y capacitación proporcionadas por los Estados Unidos. Ronald Reagan tambien es infame por enviar milliones de dólares para los Contras en Nicaragua y los aplaudió como "Luchadores de Libertad" pero que en
realidad eran terroristas responsables por el asesinato de más de 50 mil personas en Nicaragua. Juntense con nosotros este viernes para recordar las vidas y muertes de la gente inocente asesinada en la campaña falsa de "Libertad y Democrácia" de Ronald Reagan y por el dolor que el ha dejado al pueblo Centroamericano.

Quien: Oradores van a incluir testigos de las políticas de Ronald Reagan en Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, y Nicaragua y activistas de la communidad.

Contacto: Tanya a 415-575-5527 o o Steve a ssolnit [at] igc.org o 415-310-7551

Si quiere ayudar a hacer pancartas, cruces, ataudes para la marcha, llegue a la oficina de Global Exchange: 2017 Mission Street #303 entre las 10am-12pm el viernes.

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Ronald Reagan, Not What he Seemed To BeMichael TreisThursday Jun 10th, 2004 2:44 PM

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