East Bay
East Bay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 2/ 5/2008
Will The Real Peace Candidate Please Stand Up?
Date Tuesday February 05
Time 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
UN Plaza (7th Street & Market), San Francisco
Frank Ogawa Plaza, (14th & Broadway), Oakland
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorVern Nuanez
Direct Action to Stop the War plans creative protests on Tuesday, February 5, the day of the California primary, to demand the Democratic presidential candidates take stronger anti-war positions.

Activists, who plan much larger protests on March 19, the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, will use humor and strong visuals to call into question the supposed anti-war credentials of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

“Hillary Clinton still refuses to acknowledge that her vote to authorize war with Iraq in 2002 was wrong,” said Kate Raphael. “She has said that the troop surge is working, and gave it a standing ovation during the State of the Union Address. She voted for a resolution threatening military action against Iran.”

“Barack Obama wants to end the war in Iraq only to escalate it in Afghanistan and attack Pakistan,” said Vern Nuanez. “He recently wrote a letter justifying Israel’s refusal to allow fuel, food and medicine into Gaza, where people are literally starving and freezing to death.”

Activists plan protests on both sides of the Bay on primary day, gathering at U.N. Plaza in San Francisco and Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. With the theme “Will the Real Peace Candidate Please Stand Up?,” activists hope to send a strong message to the candidates that they should not take for granted support from the antiwar camp.

The women’s peace group Code Pink, which plans actions throughout the day in San Francisco, expects to meet up with the DASW activists at U.N. Plaza for a brief march.
Added to the calendar on Friday Feb 1st, 2008 9:52 AM
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
I love the way that this whole protest is phrasedluciTuesday Feb 5th, 2008 11:25 AM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


donate now

$ 262.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network