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Three students begin march across America to oppose war

by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
San Francisco (May 22, 2007) After a brief press conference in front of San Francisco’s City Hall, three students embarked on a "March for Peace” yesterday with the intent of walking every step of over 3,000 miles across North America. If all goes to plan, they will arrive in Washington DC in late August.
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A rally is planned in Omaha, Nebraska to mark the march midpoint. “We are organizing a march across the United States over the summer of 2007 to raise awareness about the need for peace and to unite people in a discussion of how we can take action and solve problems nonviolently,” declared march organizer and initiator Ashley Casale.

Supporters from various local anti-war organizations Not in Our Name, The World Can’t Wait – Drive Out The Bush Regime, Code Pink, and the International Socialist Organization helped kick off the journey with a small rally and accompanied the marchers to the Golden Gate Bridge.

For updates, including how to meet up with the marchers and/or organize support for the marchers as they make their way to your area, visit http://www.marchforpeace.info
§Marcher speaks to media
by Jeff Paterson
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§Ashley Casale gets encouragement from SF Supervisor Tom Ammiano
by Jeff Paterson
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§March initiator Ashley Casale
by Jeff Paterson
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§Stepping off
by Jeff Paterson
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§Almost out of Civic Center...
by Jeff Paterson
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§Heading down Larkin...
by Jeff Paterson
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§Golden Gate Bridge
by Jeff Paterson
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§Marcher on Golden Gate Bridge
by Jeff Paterson
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§Ashley Casale speaks to fellow march
by Jeff Paterson
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§Leaving SF City and County
by Jeff Paterson
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§Updated info on marchers
by Jeff Paterson
Michael Israel (18 yrs old) is from Jackson, California. His parents and younger brother joined him for the first day of the march. He is pictured on right of first photo, and profiled on "Marcher on Golden Gate Bridge"

March initiator Ashley Casale (18 years old) just finished her freshman year at Wesleyan University, CT.

Susan is UC Berkeley grad student. She is pictured in the center of the first photo, and profiled on "Marcher speaks to media"
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