Bay Area anti-war protests Thursday against Bush’s escalation

If you haven`t heard the news Bush plans to announce on Wednesday to escalate US troop involvement by 20,000 in Iraq. I can`t say I`m very inspired about the anti-war movement in this country. While the general population has been moving more and more against the Iraq war, the anti-war movement seems to be going in the opposite direction– shrinking instead of growing. Would it be wishful thinking to hope for a large and defiant response to Bush’s State of the Union address? Probably, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

Anyways here’s some protests Thursday around the bay area:

  • Oakland
    – 4:30 p.m. at Thornhill Drive and Moraga Avenue in the Montclair section
    – 5 p.m. at the Fruitvale BART station
    – 6 p.m. at the Rockridge BART station
  • Berkeley
    – 5 p.m. on the bicycle/pedestrian bridge over I-80 at Addison Street
    – 6 p.m. at the Downtown Berkeley BART station
  • Alameda
    – 6:30 p.m. at Alameda City Hall, Oak Street and Central Avenue
  • San Francisco
    – 3 p.m. at the military recruiting center, 670 Davis St. (World Can’t Wait)
    – 5 p.m. at Market and Powell streets, near the Powell BART station (A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition)
    – 6 p.m. at Market and Post streets, near the Montogomery BART station (CODEPINK)
  • El Cerrito
    – 4 p.m. at San Pablo Avenue and Hill Street, near the Del Norte BART station
  • Mountain View
    – 12 p.m. at El Camino Real and San Antonio Blvd. (Raging Grannies)
  • Palo Alto
    – 4:30 p.m. at El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road (Peninsula Peace & Justice Center)
  • For a listing of nation-wide protests go here.
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