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Biking to Bechtel! Students/Activists!
Date Thursday May 04
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Bechtel International Headquarters!
50 Beale Street, San Francisco
Near Embarcadero BART
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorLacy MacAuley
BIKING TO BECHTEL!
Cycling from colleges to Bechtel Int'l Headquarters!
Thurs, May 4, San Francisco, leave 12 noon, arrive 1 PM

BUSH, BIG BUSINESS AND BECHTEL, TAKE YOUR WARS AND GO TO HELL!

((((( students & activists & everyone welcome! )))))
Ever since Bechtel executives advised President Bush to invade in 2003, Bechtel has made a killing in Iraq, doing reconstruction in the same cities they told Bush to bomb. It's time to stick it to Bechtel and Bush and tell them, "US military out of Iraq, and war profiteers like Bechtel, too!"

12 noon. Students and activists will depart various campuses, such as SFSU, City College, and Berkeley. Destination: Bechtel.
1 PM. Cyclists join walkers & circle Bechtel, 50 Beale St, San Francisco. Rally/march/music. Wheelchair accessible.

We cycle to tell Bush & Bechtel we don't want your oil wars.
We cycle to say no to wars fought for corporate profit.

What does Bechtel have to do with the war in Iraq?
>>Several Bechtel bigwigs played an important role in urging Bush to go to war in the first place. A few of the worst bigwigs:
- Riley Bechtel, CEO, is on Bush's Export Council, and advises Bush on trade issues such as procuring sources of oil.
- George Schultz, Bechtel board member and senior counsel, is advisory board Chairman of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, which played a key role in leading to the US invasion.
- Jack Sheehan, Senior Vice President, is on the influential Defense Policy Board with close ties to the White House.
>>Bechtel was handed one of the first contracts for "construction" in Iraq – an insider contract of $680 million – for public works projects. But the first project they worked on, while Iraqis were left without hospitals, water, or sewage, was the drudging and upgrading of Umm Qasr seaport. In essence, Bechtel said, "Iraqis may be suffering, but at least Iraq and its oil fields are open for business!"

Oppression in Latin America. Bechtel has privatized water in Bolivia, hiking costs to thirsty Bolivians. Following massive riots, Bechtel fled, but sued Bolivia for "damages."

Get involved today!!!
Join the bike ride! Please meet here, 12 noon on May 4: Malcolm X Plaza, San Francisco State University
Join the rally! Come to Bechtel's Int'l Headquarters, 1 PM at 50 Beale St, San Francisco, near the Embarcadero BART, for a rally and march to circle the building!
Sponsor an individual cyclist! Please send a check made out to LKM for $15 (or more!) to: 1203 S Van Ness Ave, SF, CA 94110. We urge you to consider sponsoring a cyclist!

Also, please come to the Biking to Bechtel kick-off event! Learn more about war profiteers like Bechtel & get pumped!
Jim Haber of War Resisters League West presents "Stop the Merchants of Death." Wed, 5 PM, May 3,
San Francisco State University,19th Ave & Holloway, San Francisco, Cesar Chavez Student Center, Rm Rosa Parks F.

Event organized by an ad hoc group from Students Against War at SFSU, United Students for Global Justice at City College, and others. Q&A: Contact Lacy MacAuley, (703) 850-5542, Butterfly@Lacy.com.

bikes not bombs – mother earth not daddy warbucks – need not corporate greed
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 24th, 2006 11:36 AM
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