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|SF: Rally and March to End the War in Iraq|
|Date||Saturday January 27|
|Time||12:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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Powell and Market Street
At the Cable Car Turnaround
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Rally and March to End the War in Iraq Hornblower at Conclusion of the Demonstration
protest against the war in Iraq and Bush’s proposed troop "surge" & Protest At Pier33 Against Union Busting
Bring the Troops Home Now from Iraq! Stop Racist Attacks on Arabs and Muslims! End the Occupation of Palestine!
Over 3,000 dead American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis. It's time to put a stop to the war machine. Millions of people voted to get the Republicans out and end the war, but we can't leave it up to the Democrats to do the only reasonable thing: BRING ALL THE TROOPS HOME NOW FROM IRAQ!
President Bush just announced his intent to escalate the number of troops in Iraq by over 20,000 more troops.
It's time to get the anti-war movement back in the streets! On January 27, hundreds of thousands of people will march in Washington, DC to demand an end to the war.
We're bringing the same message to the streets of San Francisco. Make your own signs and banners and march with your friends, family, co-workers, class-mates, church, union or organization. Join us to show Bush and the new Democratic Congress that the anti-war movement is back.
San Francisco Antiwar March to Say No to Proposed Troop ‘Surge,’ Demand End to Iraq Occupation March To Link Up With Labor Struggle For Justice On SF Docks
January 15, 2007
Contact: Snehal Shingavi
What: Protest against the war in Iraq and Bush’s proposed troop "surge" & Protest At Pier33 Against Union Busting
When: Saturday, January 27 @ Noon
Where: Powell and Market Sts. with march to San Francisco to Pier 31/33 for mass picket line
Antiwar activists throughout the Bay Area are planning a protest rally and march in response to President Bush’s plan to escalate the Iraq war with an additional 21,500 troops. In addition to calling for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, protesters will demand an end to racist attacks on Arabs and Muslims and a halt to U.S. support for Israel’s
occupation of Palestine and in defense of bay area workers who are under attack. The march will also focus on union busting and the defense of IBU-ILWU/MMP workers who are under attack at Alcatraz Tours on Pier 33 which is owned by Terry MacCrae and the Hornblower Tours outfit. They have been awarded a 10 year contract by the Bush administration and are discriminating against union members. Trade unionists and many other organizations are working on building union contingents to join this march.
The protest, which begins at Noon and the march route will take the demonstration to a rally at Pier 31/33 where Alcatraz Tours is located. The march and rally has been endorsed by the San Francisco Labor Council, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and several local activist groups, and will coincide with a national protest in Washington, DC organized by United for Peace and Justice
(UFPJ). March organizers are urging union and other groups to speak about about how the war is harming their members and the costs of this war to education, housing and healthcare. Already over half a trillion dollars have been spent on the wars in the Middle East.
"Bush's announcement that 21,500 additional troops will be sent into Baghdad proves that he cares little about the lives of Iraqis," said Snehal Shingavi, a protest organizer, "or about the opinions of Americans, who are overwhelmingly against the ‘surge.’"
"This ‘surge’ will mean the massacre of innocent Iraqis in Sadr City. It will also mean the unnecessary deaths of American soldiers, who are increasingly against the war," continued Shingavi. "With neither major political party willing to speak to the majority of Americans’ desire to end the war, we must make our voices heard."