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|GRANDMOTHERS PROTEST ON TAX DAY|
|Date||Monday April 17|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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IRS & POST OFFICES - DELLUMS FEDERAL BLDG
Clay St @ 12th St AND
CIVIC CENTER POST OFFICE
201 13th St @ Jackson
GRANDMOTHERS AGAINST THE WAR PROTEST TAX DAY
Bay Area Grandmothers Against the War will protest the continuing and rising costs of the Iraq war paid for by our income taxes on Monday, April 17, at noon at the Federal Building in Oakland. At 1 pm the group will march to the Civic Center Post Office - 201 13th St. Oakland.
Several groups, including Singing for Peace, Threshold Choir, and Mourning Mothers, will join the protest.
With similar protests in New York (two!), Philadelphia, Bellingham WA, and Petaluma, this action is part of a nationwide effort by grandmothers to highlight the demand that our taxes be used to improve life -- not to destroy life by torture and death. Grandmothers call for an end to the war and a realignment of U.S. priorities.
Given the enormous cost of the war -- estimated at up to two trillion dollars -- the Grandmothers are especially concerned about the adverse effects of this vastly increased public debt. Funding for education, health, transportation and the entire social infrastructure is diminishing. The ballooning national debt means future generations will be burdened with paying it off for the indefinite future.
To emphasize the fact that our country is “in the red” the protesters will be dressed in red. Everyone is invited to join the protest.
This event is endorsed by Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Center for Conscientious Objectors, Code Pink. Courage to Resist, East Bay Progressive Democrats, Grandmothers for Peace, Gray Panthers, Women for Peace, Labor Committee 4 Peace & Justice, Oakland/East Bay NOW, Peninsula Raging Grannies Action League