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Wed Mar 20 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)The Day San Francisco Exploded with Civil Disobedience
Wed Mar 20 2013 (Updated 08/09/13)Ten Years Later: A Look Back at SF's Resistance in the Days After Iraq War Began in 2003
Ten years ago on March 19, the U.S. bombing, invasion, and long-term occupation of Iraq began by order of George W Bush with the consent of the over 70% of Americans. Ten years ago on March 20 — after months of permitted marches on both sides of the San Francisco Bay intent on preventing the war — those opposed to U.S. military action rose up to protest en masse by shutting down downtown San Francisco in perhaps one of the largest collective acts of civil disobedience ever seen in the area. On the first day alone, over 50,000 demonstrators filled the streets of San Francisco and nearly 1,500 people were arrested by SFPD.
"We Interrupt This Empire..." documented the rebellion.
"Direct Action to Stop the War" was the protests' organizing spokescouncil.
Related Indybay Features: Activists Shut Down San Francisco As Baghdad Burns (Fri Mar 21 2003) | M22 - Emergency Protests Continue in Bay Area (Sun Mar 23 2003) | Protests At CNN, Carlyle and SF Chronicle (Sun Mar 30 2003) | This pro-war rally brought to you by Glenn Beck and Clear Channel (Wed Mar 26 2003) | Demonstrators Denounce Fox News' doing Public Relations for the Pentagon (Fri Apr 4 2003) | 10,000 March In Oakland To Protest War In Iraq (Sat Apr 5 2003) | All Indybay Anti-War features posted between 1/1/2003 and 5/1/2004
Sen. Leno, SF Health Plan, Health Plan of San Mateo Celebrate Medi-Cal's 50th Anniversary Tuesday Oct 25th 2:39 PM
URGENT: Tell the City Again: No New Jails OR Jail-like Facilities in SF! Tuesday Oct 25th 3:17 AM
NALC214 Postal Workers Demand "Bring Back Angela" Stop Workplace Bullying & Intimidation (1 comment) Thursday Oct 20th 12:04 AM
Is the SF Body Painting Event Run by Pedophiles? (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 18th 1:20 AM
Identity Evropa Nazi Fascists Snuck into San Francisco, Stayed for 15 Minutes, Then Fled (2 comments) Monday Oct 17th 9:48 PM
Everything You Need To Know About the Nazi Anti-Immigrant Rally in San Francisco Monday (1 comment) Sunday Oct 16th 10:44 PM
Full Review Requested of Proposed Warriors' Arena Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Toxic Air Contaminants, Land-use Impacts Saturday Oct 15th 4:13 PM
Justice for Kayla Moore (2 comments) Thursday Oct 13th 9:01 AM
Free Korean Jailed Trade Unionists! Solidarity Rally Held At San Francisco Korean Consulat Wednesday Oct 12th 10:35 PM
"Imagine A Day Without Censorship" Speakout At Facebook Zuckerberg's SF Mansion Wednesday Oct 12th 6:58 PMMore Local News...
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Evidence of Feared Israel-Led Censorship as Zuckerberg Facebook Bans Palestinian Editors Thursday Sep 29th 6:18 AM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AM
Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award Thursday Sep 1st 8:33 AM
The Politics of My OSC Complaint At OSHA/DOL Monday Aug 15th 9:55 AM
Killer whales remain protected in Washington Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder Thursday May 12th 9:37 PM
Police evicts No Border Camp in Greece (2 comments) Wednesday Apr 20th 5:13 AM
Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021! (1 comment) Sunday Mar 27th 11:34 PM
Capitalism, Sports & The Super Bowl: The Cost, The Politics, Privatization And The Game Wednesday Feb 3rd 11:55 AM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas Wednesday Jan 27th 5:18 PMMore Global News...
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Anti-Labor Union Buster & Censor Hearst III Joins Center For Investigative Reporting Board Wednesday Oct 12th 7:26 PM
Tim Redmond Backs Corporate Shill Clinton And Pro-War Pelosi While Ignoring Third Parties (1 comment) Monday Oct 10th 4:48 AM
Siege Day 1: 10/6/16 Navy's Blue Death Terrorizes SF for Columbus Genocide-Fleet Week Show (1 comment) Thursday Oct 6th 7:55 PM
AIPAC Zionist Supporter Miranda President of SEIU 87 Janitor’s union: Ahsha Safai or pay $ Tuesday Oct 4th 3:24 PM
House Flipper, Landlord Shill And SF Property Speculator Is "political director" Of SEIU87 Thursday Sep 29th 5:43 PM
SF AFT 2121/SEIU 1021 Bureaucrats Tie CCSF Faculty Wage Increase To Ballot Measure Thursday Sep 29th 6:44 AM
Scott Wiener's Legacy - A Century of Protest Undone (2 comments) Tuesday Sep 27th 7:25 PM
The CFR, Unions And US Foreign Policy: Presentation By Larry Shoup Sunday Sep 18th 3:20 PM
SF Zionist Shill Demo Nancy Pelosi Forces Cancellation Of Event To Boycott israel8 (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 14th 6:38 PM
U S Militarism in Asia: Questioning the "Rise of China" 2016-08-15 Tuesday Aug 23rd 2:21 PMOpen Newswire...
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