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|Santa Cruz Car Caravan to SF Protest on 8th anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq|
|Date||Saturday March 19|
|Time||8:30 AM - 10:00 AM|
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|Fund Jobs, Healthcare & Education! End War & Occupation! Solidarity with Peoples' Movements! Stop the War on Working People! JOIN FAMILIES, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY IN THE CAR CARAVAN FROM SANTA CRUZ TO THE SF PROTEST! Protest With Others on Your Way to SF March! Bring your car - we'll start gathering at 8:30 am for a bagel breakfast to decorate cars outside the barn on High St. & Bay St. at the main entrance of UCSC. Signs provided or bring your own. We'll be meeting up with others from San Jose on the way to the big SF protest! For more details and transportation info and to be sure you get the latest updates call or email.|
|Organizer/Author||ANSWER Santa Cruz|
|santacruz [at] answercoalition.org|
Santa Cruz Car Caravan to SF Protest on 8th anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Protest on your way to SF!
FUND JOBS, HEALTHCARE & EDUCATION, NOT WAR
Stop the Cutbacks & Layoffs!
END WAR & OCCUPATION
Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Haiti & Everywhere!
SOLIDARITY WITH PEOPLES' MOVEMENTS
In Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen ...
STOP THE WAR ON WORKING PEOPLE
Solidarity with Local 2 Workers!
The car caravan from Santa Cruz to San Francisco will be meeting up along the way with a car caravan from San Jose.
The SF protest begins at 12noon with a rally at UN Plaza (7th & Market Sts.) followed by a march to Local 2 boycotted hotels
March 19 is the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Today, Iraq remains occupied by 50,000 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of foreign mercenaries.
The war in Afghanistan/Pakistan is raging. Washington is financing Israel’s colonial occupation of Palestine, threatening Iran, stepping up hostility against Venezuela, Cuba and other progressive governments in Latin America, and bringing Korea to the brink of a new war. There are more than 800 U.S. military bases around the world.
While the U.S. will spend $1 trillion+ for war and occupation in 2011, 30 million people in the U.S. remain unemployed or severely underemployed, and cuts in education, housing and healthcare are imposing a huge toll on the people.
Now, new rounds of cutbacks in vital public services and jobs are underway at the federal, state and local level. Public and private sector unions are under severe attack.
12,000 SF hotel workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 2, have been fighting for 17 months for a new contract that protects their healthcare, wages and working conditions. On March 19, we will march to boycotted hotels in solidarity with the Lo. 2 workers.
Endorsers include: ANSWER Coalition, US Labor Against War (USLAW), Unitarian Universalists for Peace-SF, National Council of Arab Americans, Free Palestine Alliance, Al Awda—Palestine Right of Return Coalition, Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, La Raza Centro Legal/SF Day Labor Program, Task Force on the Americas, Arab American Union Members Council, March Forward!, Angola 3 Defense Committee, LEF Foundation, Community Futures Collective, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, West County Toxics Coalition, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, Int’l Socialist Organization, Peace & Freedom Party, Justice for Filipino-American Veterans (JFAV), Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE), Middle East Children’s Alliance (partial list—list in formation)
For more information, to volunteer or endorse, contact ANSWER Coalition—Act Now to Stop War & End Racism.