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Speeches from the March 18 San Francisco Anti-War Rally
Listen to 6 MP3s of speakers from the podium at the Civic Center on the third anniverary of the invasion of Iraq.
A reported 25,000 people attended the protest, which started and ended with rallies at the Civic Center, with a largely peaceful march through downtown San Francisco. The first audio piece is from a gay war veteren conscientious objector now working as a peace activist with Iraq Veterans Against The War (2:57). Below are 5 more rally clips.
A speaker from the women's organization Gabriella Network speaks out about the harsh conditions facing women in that country, including U.S. military troops. She speaks about the current detention of Gabriella's congressional representative Liza Maza for opposing President Arroyo's policies. (5:29)
A speaker from the Idriss Stelley Foundation and the mother of an African American man shot 35 times by SFPD speak about the war in the streets at home and the lack of justice for this killing. (2:36)
Richard Becker of International ANSWER speaks on the current state of the war in Iraq and U.S. war and occupation around the globe. (3:45)
An ANSWER members speaks about the fight against military recruitment in schools and the 3/20 day of student action. A Palestinian activist from the National Council on Arab Americans speaks about U.S. foreign policy in the Iraq/Palestine conflict. (6:33)