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South Bay | Anti-War

10 years Since Invasion of Iraq; Ten Years of Demonstrating at Peace Crossroads in San Jose
by R. Robertson
Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
On Saturday, September 30, 2006, David Ledesma was threatened with arrest for placing anti-war standup signs on the sidewalk at Stevens Creek & Winchester boulevards, where the cities of Santa Clara and San Jose in the South Bay meet. It has been almost five years since the side for Free Speech was won; it is ten years since lovers of peace have been gathering at the same intersection.
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On Saturday, March 16, 2013, demonstrators commemorated the 10th Anniversaryof the U.S. led war on Iraq, and celebrated ten years of weekly protest at Stevens Creek & Winchester boulevards in San Jose.

It all began in March 2003 as South Bay Mobilization called for public protest against the impending U.S. led war on Iraq. Hundreds mobilized at the major intersection to begin what would evolve over the years into an on-going presence of public protest for many causes. From the US war on Iraq, Freedom for Palestine, support for the Green Revolution in Iran, No on Prop 8, support for organized labor, 911 Truth, and numerous candle light vigils, thousands of people over the last 10 years from the South Bay and beyond have participated in public protest for Peace and Justice at this intersection known as Peace Crossroads.
§Always a long line of cars at this intersection
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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§Greeting new friends, meeting up with old
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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§Mr. America makes an appearance
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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§Raging Grannies Cheer when cars honk as they pass
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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§This is the corner with the mid-century sign
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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Winchester Shopping Center's historic signage
§Peace Now
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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§Environmental Issues
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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§Financial Collapse Inspired this Sign
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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§Anti-War Raging Grannies
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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§Raging Granny with Mr. America
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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§Covering the Intersection
by R. Robertson Saturday Mar 16th, 2013 8:45 PM
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