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Iraq Vets Street Theater Occupies Downtown SF

by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist (jeff [at] paterson.net)
IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War) performed "Operation First Casualty" throughout downtown San Francisco on Black Friday, interrupting shoppers' routines with a graphic display of the action that they were missing by not being in Iraq. Volunteer "civilians" were detained, cuffed and hooded by the Iraq vets in a graphic reenactment of the US military's occupation of Iraq. Several volunteers were water-boarded. Volunteers pretended to be Iraq citizens suffering under the occupation of U.S. forces.
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§Union Square cafe
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Union Square cafe
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Union Square
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§shopping mall
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Bloomingdales
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Bloomingdales
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Powell St Cable Car Turn Around
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§"Civilians" attempt to pass check point
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§"Civilians" killed after troops take sniper fire
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§"Civilians" killed after troops take sniper fire
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Metreon
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Ross Dress for Less
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Simulated torture at MLK fountian
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Simulated torture at MLK fountian
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Simulated torture at MLK fountian
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Simulated torture at MLK fountian
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§Simulated torture at MLK fountian
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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§IVAW Press Conference at UN Plaza
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist
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