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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
Justice for "Bubbles" aka Anthony Torres Rally Saturday Sep 23rd 6:19 PM
SF Activist Murdered Rally for Justice Planned (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 20th 3:46 AM
Undocumented protesters drive Nancy Pelosi out of her own press conference (3 comments) Tuesday Sep 19th 7:13 AM
Protest at FCC Chair Ajit Pai's Talk with Tech Execs in SF Tuesday Sep 19th 12:58 AM
Kaiser Patients In Danger Because Of Profiteering: CNA NUU SF Kaiser Nurses Demand Proper (1 comment) Monday Sep 18th 11:30 PM
AA STOP TWU Outsourcing & Union Busting! TWU SFO Workers & Supporters Rally & Speakout Monday Sep 18th 6:24 PM
Holding Out for Un-alienated Communication Sunday Sep 10th 5:21 PM
Thousands March in SF to Defend DACA Friday Sep 8th 6:05 PM
Trump Plans Massive Raids on Immigrant Communities Starting Mid-September Thursday Sep 7th 4:43 PM
"We Built America" DACA Youth, Labor & Community Rally Against Immigrant Bashing In SF Wednesday Sep 6th 1:52 AMMore Local News...
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Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work Tuesday Jul 25th 12:55 PM
PEACE vigil: Stop Funding Saudi War Crimes (2 comments) Wednesday Jul 19th 1:55 PM
Miskitu-Nicaragua Genocide Case In U.S. San Francisco Court Invokes Political Question Thursday Jul 13th 4:02 PM
Internment, Japanese Americans, Japanese Peruvians, Labor And The Lessons For Today Sunday Jul 2nd 4:39 PM
OHSHA Investigator Calls On US DOL Secretary Acosta To Investigate Former DOL Sec.Perez Monday Jun 5th 9:29 AM
The Obama-Clinton Inside Job & Tom Perez OSHA/DOL: Corruption Galore Thursday May 25th 6:33 PM
Pelosi - “we’re capitalists, and that’s just the way it is” Friday Feb 3rd 12:13 AM
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PM
Trump Election Exposes Crises of US Capitalism & Imperialism; Creates Opportunity (2 comments) Thursday Dec 1st 2:38 PM
Evidence of Feared Israel-Led Censorship as Zuckerberg Facebook Bans Palestinian Editors (1 comment) Thursday Sep 29th 6:18 AMMore Global News...
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'Comfort Women' Memorial Unveiling Press Conference In San Francisco Saturday Sep 23rd 11:04 PM
"Trumpcare Kills" Projected on SF Federal Building Wednesday Sep 20th 8:55 AM
"The Scapegoating Of Russia" By Dan Kovalik Friday Sep 15th 9:24 AM
Criminally Corrupt Democratic Party Leader Nancy Pelosi Wants To Prosecute Left Thursday Aug 31st 10:44 AM
The New Emperor is a White Nationalist? Sunday Aug 13th 8:47 PM
Petition For Worker Justice at Community Housing Partnership! Monday Jul 24th 7:23 PM
SEIU 1021 Nato Green Doing Damage Control For SEIU? Opposes Single Payer In CA Wednesday Jul 12th 4:10 PM
Fired Federal OSHA/Investigator Darrell Whitman Challenges Congress To Investigate Corrupt Monday Jun 26th 6:08 PM
PCC Mark Rocha Lied, Pushed Privatization, Workplace Bullying, Sexism and Union Busting (1 comment) Saturday Jun 17th 2:27 PM
Call SF Supes to House Homeless & Stop Bus Fare & Fine Increases Sunday Jun 4th 6:11 PMOpen Newswire...
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