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|Blue Angels Die-In|
|Date||Saturday October 10|
|Time||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
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|Union Square, downtown San Francisco|
|sf [at] worldcantwait.org|
|Phone||415 864 5153|
A Wedding Party – and Die-In
To Say NO to Obama’s War On Afghanistan
Tomorrow in San Francisco’s world-famous Union Square, war resisters will give tourists, shoppers, and locals a demonstration of daily life in Afghanistan, where US bombing strategies indiscriminately target large groups of civilians – such as wedding parties. “In their part of the world,” commented World Can’t Wait spokesperson Giovanni Jackson, “the words ’til death do us part…’ take on new meaning.”
As the Blue Angels begin their Saturday “performance” World Can’t Wait, Code Pink, Progressive Democrats of America, and other war resisters will reenact a scene all too common in Afghanistan: those indiscriminate and deadly attacks on civilians from the air.
The public is invited to join in this WEDDING PARTY/DIE-IN in Union Square starting at 3:00. The Blue Angels are scheduled to “perform” starting at that time.
This week marked the eighth anniversary of the U.S. war against Afghanistan, and the announcement that Barack Obama, commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces now engaged in numerous wars of aggression and occupations, has been given the Nobel Peace Prize. Visible, large-scale antiwar protest actions have been taking place around the country, notably by 500 marchers (with 61 arrests) at the White House and by a large demonstration inside New York’s Grand Central Station.
Stephanie Tang of World Can’t Wait said today: “At the very moment Obama is expanding the war against Afghanistan, the Blue Angels are roaring over San Francisco in a show of American military might – reminding us of the death and destruction already raining down on the people of Afghanistan in this immoral, illegitimate war. This is a time for resistance.”