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Move Money from Weapons & Wars Back to Communities - Solidarity w Wisconsin Workers

Saturday, February 26, 2011
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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In front of SF City Hall
Between Grove and McAllister

Saturday, 26 Feb 2011, 12:00 PM Save the American Dream rally - 0 miles away
In front of SF City Hall
1814 registered participant(s) (10000 maximum)
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Directions: 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Directions available on Mapquest or Google Maps. About three blocks toward the Golden Gate Bridge from BART's Civic Center station.
Move the Money from Weapons & Wars
Back to our Communities

The whole country has been focused on the tremendous struggle going on in Madison, WI to defend public workers and the services they provide. WI Governor Scott Walker has not only faced 2 weeks of tens of thousands marching and sit-ins at the WI state capitol rotunda. He also was caught with his political pants down in a phone conversation he thought he was having with a major, millionaire campaign supporter, David Koch.

On Saturday, "Rally to Save the American Dream" events have been called in solidarity with the people of WI and to oppose budget cuts in our communities. US Labor Against the War affiliates and supporters and the New Priorities Network member groups should be there!

In Madison,WI, Veteran's for Peace marched with "How's the war economy working for you?" banners, WI Peace Action members marched with "Move the Money" banners and Code Pink's Medea Benjamin spoke in the WI State Capitol rotunda and all got tremendous support for cutting Pentagon budget to fund human needs. Iraq Veterans Against the War have issued a powerful statement, "We are public employees, too."
Naomi Klein "This Is A Classic Example Of The Shock Doctrine"
On Saturday, let's get into the streets in state capitols, cities and towns around the country. Find the demo near you:

Bring banners and let's raise the call for: Money for Jobs, Not for War! Bring the War $ Home! Move the Money from Weapons & Wars back to our Communities!

We can launch or continue to build our cut military spending to fund our communities campaigns by joining these efforts to protect community services and the workers who provide them.

Send us photos of your banners and the rallies and we will post on the New Priorities Network website.
News reports On Governor Scott Walker's Chat with millionaire Koch:
Washington Post:
Buffula Beast audio of phone call:
USLAW "Move the Money" Flier Available to Download

Hosted by Frank Burton & David Siegel, Pat Blackwell-Marchant, David Siegel, Jaclynn Tybursky, Pat Johnstone
Description Take action: This is an all-hands-on-deck moment.
The protests in Wisconsin are sparking something we haven't seen for years. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Madison Wisconsin to stop a radical, right-wing attack on workers. Protesters have occupied the Capitol building for the last eight days and nights.
Thousands of us are going to rally across the street from the San Francisco City Hall at Noon Saturday in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin.
The sheer arrogance of Tea Party governor Scott Walker said he could dismantle 50 years of workers' rights without a fight, but boy was he wrong. He has awakened the sleeping giant--us, the people of America.
This isn't just about Wisconsin. In state capitols across the country and in Washington D.C., Republicans are using the putrid economy their Wall Street buddies wrecked as an excuse to slash vital programs and hurt workers, infants, children, and seniors.
The American Dream is under attack. T
Added to the calendar on Sat, Feb 26, 2011 1:07AM
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