Thursday, March 19, 2009

Six years of Iraq war
with a pinch of class war

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It was busy this noon in downtown San Francisco. Peace protesters reminded us that the U.S. assault on and occupation of Iraq is six years old today.

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And we have to stand against future warmaking.

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But we still try to hope another way is possible.

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Down Montgomery Street, SEIU had turned out a small group of workers in front of Wells Fargo bank to speak for the Employee Free Choice Act and against bank bailouts.

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"They get bailed out; we get pushed out" went the chant as workers marched over to the plaza in front of where the giant bloodsucking insurance company AIG has its offices.

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Back at the peace demonstration, protesters had blocked Market Street. Police added to the congestion and methodically took them off to be cited.

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One Code Pink protester displayed the perfect all purpose sign for the day.

I live in a good city where people try to take control of their lives despite the ravages of a ruthless economic system and its imperial pretensions.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

Bless San Francisco for it's leadership in pushing for social justice.

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