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Wed Feb 22 2006241-Mile March for Peace to Go From Tijuana to San Francisco
Wed Feb 22 2006Fernando Suarez del Solar and Military Resisters to Lead March for Peace
Fernando Suarez del Solar, Pablo Paredes, Camilo Mejia, and Aidan Delgado are leading a "coalition of the willing" on a 241-mile quest for peace. They started in Tijuana, Mexico on March 12th, passed through Marine Corps Depot Camp Pendleton to the Cesar Chavez burial site in La Paz, CA (on March 22nd), and will end in the Mission district of San Francisco. On Monday, March 27th, they will be at Fruitvale BART at 7:30am. They will meet up with the immigrant Hunger Strike at Montgomery and Market in San Francisco at 12:00pm, then at Mission High School at 3:15pm, and then they will gather in Dolores Park at 5:00pm for a culmination ceremony.
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Video 1 | 2
Organizers say, "Latinos represent nearly 15% of the US population and 11% of the US military, with many serving in combat or hazardous duty occupations. In addition, an estimated 20% of the fallen service members in the early months of the invasion were Latino. With the continued growth of the Latino population and its vital importance to the future of this country, it is time the Latino community become an active and vocal part of the 60%+ of US citizens that oppose this War. It is also time to show the Latino community that they have a voice and a right to fight for peace and stability. We make this call not only to the Latino population but to all those who agree with our message 'No more bloodshed in Iraq'."
The March has passed through many communities, including San Diego, Escondido, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Rosamond, Keene (La Paz), Fresno, Watsonville, Salinas and San Jose. Read more, including info about the march route and initiators. The march is in need of help such as funding, volunteers, media, organizers, and donations.
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