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Iraq Veterans Against the War Brings the War to Downtown San Francisco
by Bill Hackwell (hackwll [at] yahoo.com)
Friday Nov 28th, 2008 6:05 PM
Members of IVAW invaded Union Square on the busiest shopping day of the year to bring attention to the war and occupation of Iraq
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As the war and occupation moves towards its sixth anniversary it is hardly mentioned these days in the corporate media. For the people of Iraq the terror of 160,000 U.S. soldiers occupying their country the war is an everyday reality. Thousands of people who had come to the Union Square commercial district the day after thanksgiving the Iraq war was brought back to their attention by dramatic street theater acted out by IVAW members and many supporters who acted as people arbitrarily detained and arrested and tortured.
§People rounded up at the Union Square Cafe
by Bill Hackwell Friday Nov 28th, 2008 6:05 PM
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§Plastic handcuffs
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§Abusing the arrested
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§more abuse
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§thousands watched
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§Arbitrary detention
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§taking the prisoners to Market St.
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§taking the prisoners down to Market St.
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§people watching the theater move past them
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§Virgen Records
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§waterboarding at Yerba Buena
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§Patrolling Bloomingdales
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§Sunglasses
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§Setting up a perimeter in the Westfield Shopping Centre
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§Civilian Checkpoint at Powell and Market
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§Civilian Collateral Casualties
by Bill Hackwell Friday Nov 28th, 2008 6:05 PM
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§Civilian death
by Bill Hackwell Friday Nov 28th, 2008 6:05 PM
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@ Leigh Wolf: Accuracy of Uniforms? are you joking?blackHatSunday Dec 28th, 2008 4:46 PM
Excellent work !!!thank youWednesday Dec 3rd, 2008 5:21 PM
props to ivawAnother AWednesday Dec 3rd, 2008 11:06 AM
really boot?Ernie1812Saturday Nov 29th, 2008 6:01 PM
nice try, leigh wolfrosaSaturday Nov 29th, 2008 9:56 AM
Nice tryLeigh WolfSaturday Nov 29th, 2008 1:58 AM
Was the political message clear ? Mario Friday Nov 28th, 2008 11:14 PM
Great Action! Great Photos!"Black Friday"Friday Nov 28th, 2008 6:58 PM