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Battle of Berkeley Part 1

by Felix Barrett (revolution.sfbureau [at] gmail.com)
On Feb 12, 2 sides faced off in Berkeley. On the one side were anti-war and progressive people supporting the city council's resolution last week saying that marine recruiters are unwelcome in Berkeley. On the other side were pro-Iraq war, pro-marine reactionaries mobilized by talk radio etc. Despite all the media reports that hordes od pro-war people would be decending on Berkeley the anti-marine recruiter protesters outnumbered the reactionaries most of the day. Hundreds of Berkeley High students Berkeley High students joined the protest.
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§Tuesday Morning
by Felix Barrett
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Both sides faced off at 5 am Tuesday Morning.
§Skateboarders
by Felix Barrett
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Youth who normally skate in the area where the pro-Marine demonstrators were took up orange bandannas and challenged the reactionaries. The reactionaries couldn't contain their racist, condescending attitudes which further pissed off these youth.
§Skateboarding#2
by Felix Barrett
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§Orange Bandannas
by Felix Barrett
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§Art Class
by Felix Barrett
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A Berkeley High School Teacher brought his art class to draw and photograph the protests
§Berkeley High Students
by Felix Barrett
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§Berkeley High Students
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§Giving the Finger to the Reactionaries
by Felix Barrett
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§Berkeley High Students
by Felix Barrett
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§Berkeley High on the Front Lines
by Felix Barrett
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§Berkeley High Students
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§Berkeley High
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by Dave
I was happy to be a part of this demonstration against the pro-war freak show. No matter what the Berkeley City Council says, we have re-energized the national debate against this invasion debacle in Iraq in general and the deceptive predatory military recruiters in particular.

I want to add that I support the troops, that is why we want them to come home ASAP. The other side, the mindless fake patriots, support the war, not the troops. Their ignorance was on full display yesterday and it looks like it will continue to be.

Patriots of the City Council and the Bay Area, keep up the awesome work. Drive out the recruiters, drive out the bush regime, drive out the pro-war anti-American GOP and their supporters.
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