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Bring Our War $$ Home
by Mike Rhodes (editor [at]
Saturday Mar 19th, 2011 3:26 PM
Peace Fresno organized a demonstration to commemorate the start of the US war against Iraq. Over 100 people showed up to protest the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They were there to demand that the money being used for war be converted to peaceful purposes - like health care, schools, and affordable housing.
“Bring Our War $$ Home” was the theme for a demonstration held today (Saturday, March 19) in Fresno. Over 100 people turned out on the sidewalk in front of River Park (where there is no river or park), a large mall in North Fresno. Protestors said that their tax dollars, which could be used to make life better, are being used for one of mankind’s most horrific inventions – war.

California tax payers spent $1.5 Billion for war spending in 2010. The cost of war to U.S. residents since 2001 is $4000 per person (babies included). This demonstration was held on the eight anniversary of the war on Iraq and was organized by Peace Fresno

Peace Fresno is a local peace and social justice organization working to end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the drone attacks in Pakistan.

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§Protestors Gathered on All Four Corners
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 19th, 2011 3:26 PM
Some protestors walked back and forth, from one corner to the other, with their message of peace.
§Peace Protestors on Two Street Corners
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 19th, 2011 3:26 PM
Protestors were on all 4 corners
§Interviewed by the Media
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 19th, 2011 3:26 PM
Dan Yaseen, with Peace Fresno, was interviewed by the media.
§The New War in Libya was Mentioned
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 19th, 2011 3:26 PM
Some protestors brought up the issue of US intervention in Libya.
§The Raging Grannies
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 19th, 2011 3:26 PM
The Raging Grannies Sang Songs of Peace

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by lucky you
Saturday Mar 19th, 2011 4:04 PM
it's been raining in SF almost all day

thanks for the photos
by Kath
Sunday Apr 3rd, 2011 5:38 PM
My daughter thought it was very funny when I told her how I got suspended from high school for sewing a U.S. flag on the seat of my jeans in opposition to Nixon and the Vietnam war. It is not funny that we both had to go to Washington in 2011 to protest another illegal, immoral and unjust war. Thank you all for being there for peace. We need money for people, not war. Peace now. I hope we don't have to protest in 20012, but I'm not optimistic.