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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
UPS Deaths & Suicide In SF & Debs Film-American Socialist: The Life and Times of Debs Sunday Jun 25th 11:19 AM
Queer resistance projects in the streets on Pride weekend (2 comments) Saturday Jun 24th 8:54 AM
Corrupt BAAQMD Executives Stall Caps On Bay Area Air Pollution With Last Minute Proposal (1 comment) Friday Jun 23rd 4:36 AM
Nude Summer of Love Continues Wednesday Jun 21st 2:00 AM
Free Hugo & Free Rodrigo: IUPAT & Unionists Rally & Protest ICE In SF (1 comment) Tuesday Jun 20th 10:51 PM
"Binding Right with Might: The Great UK Bookbinding Strike of 1786" Talk by Dominic Riley Monday Jun 19th 9:39 AM
Free Our Brothers: Painters Local 83 & UBC 713 Protest ICE Arrests & Want Their Release Thursday Jun 15th 1:49 PM
Ban the Bomb Rally San Francisco Monday Jun 12th 5:58 PM
The McCoppin Sewar-Another SF fail? Sunday Jun 11th 12:43 PM
LaborFest 2017 FilmWorks United Schedule (1 comment) Saturday Jun 10th 9:10 AMMore Local News...
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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 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 PMMore Global News...
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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 PM
Stop Union Busting At KQED-CWA NABET 51 Members Under Attack Tuesday May 23rd 10:20 PM
SF Police state terrorism; Housing Crisis, Nuclear Contamination of Pacific Ocean Monday May 8th 8:01 PM
Gavin Newom Shilling For Developers And Billionaire Speculators Monday May 8th 12:24 PM
Corrupt SF Mayor Lee's Ally SEIU 87 Pres Miranda Physically Assaulted Dissident At Union Thursday Apr 27th 12:47 PM
San Francisco 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing Frame-up & The Labor Movement Friday Apr 7th 8:30 AM
Hawaii Judge Tosses 2d Muslim Travel Ban (1 comment) Wednesday Mar 15th 7:24 PM
Fukushima Catastrophe at 6: Normalizing Radiation Exposure Demeans Women and Kids and Risk Monday Mar 6th 6:33 AM
SF Mayor Ed Lee's "Conflicted" "education advisor" Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell Attacks KALW Thursday Mar 2nd 10:04 AMOpen Newswire...
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