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Friday, January 12, 2007


No to escalation! No to occupation! Troops Out Now!

Last night's demonstration and march through the streets of downtown San Francisco to protest the escalation of the U.S. war against Iraq drew a crowd of 800 people. At least that's the demonstration I was at, which was the one organized by the ANSWER Coalition; there were three or four demonstrations in San Francisco alone, not to mention Oakland, Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose (three different ones), and hundreds more across the country. Naturally it was all over the press, right? Wrong. This morning's San Francisco Chronicle? San Jose Mercury News? Both - nothing. There was some TV coverage last night on some channels, none I saw this morning. Wouldn't want to give people the idea that their opinion matters. But it does matter, as the politicians scrambling for cover demonstrates. Let's keep up the pressure!

Top: speaker addresses the gathering crowd at Powell & Market in downtown San Francisco; Above: marching through the streets; Below: video of the march.

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