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Protest at Pleasant Hill Military Recruitment Center
Date Wednesday March 12
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
the military recruitment center located at 712 Contra Costa Blvd # B, Pleasant Hill, CA.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorCharlie
PROTEST AT PLEASANT HILL MILITARY RECRUITMENT CENTER
In solidarity with Berkeley protesters, Contra Costa youth hold their own protest against military recruitment

In solidarity with the recent protests at the Berkeley Military recruitment center, and in hopes of publicizing Saturday’s anti-war march in Walnut Creek, a group of local youth will be holding a protest at the military recruitment center located at 712 Contra Costa Blvd # B, Pleasant Hill, CA. the protest will begin at 2pm on Wednesday the 12th of March.

The protesters hope to show that Berkeley is not an isolated city. Even in the more conservative Contra Costa County there is strong opposition to the war and military recruitment of youth, especially those coming from lower income families. Many of the protesters are students of local high schools and Diablo Valley College, and have often been approached by recruitment officers themselves. This protest is a rejection of war by the local youth who are themselves the target of military recruitment. Not only is it the youth who are fighting and dying in Iraq, it is the youth who have to suffer budget cuts to their school systems due to an ever growing amount of money being spent on war.

The protesters also hope to bring publicity to an anti-war march being held in Walnut Creek this Saturday, 11:00am the 15th of March. This anti-war march is being organized by a group of local anti-war groups, including the Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, the Lamorinda Peace and Justice Group, and Grandparents for Peace.

For more information on military recruitment see http://codepinkalert.org/article.php?id=3911#nochild1
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 11th, 2008 5:18 PM

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