Bay Area Mourns September 11th and 1000 Soldiers Killed in Iraq War and Occupation

Bay Area Mourns September 11th and 1000 Soldiers Killed in Iraq War and Occupation

9/7/2004: At the end of the week in which the number of American soldiers killed during hostilities in Iraq reached and even passed 1000, the Power to the Peaceful Festival intends to provide a welcome day of rest and celebration of the anti-war movement for the thousands who plan to attend this Saturday as they head into the election season. A national call has been put out for local actions to commemorate the 1000 deaths. In San Francisco on Thursday the 9th, Code Pink is sponsoring a vigil at 5pm at UN Plaza. Move On has called for 8pm vigils all over the country- list of SF and East Bay vigils; Sacramento area vigils. More info at Moveon.org

September 11th anniversary events this week: On the 9th there will be a memorial event in Fresno; on September 10th there will be a film festival at New College entitled US War Propaganda in Film: Patriotism and the Politics; Peace Fresno will have a vigil at 4:30; American Muslim Voice will hold a candlelight vigil in memory of the innocent victims of 9/11 in Palo Alto; in San Francisco that evening there will be an art event: Memory and Resistance: 9/11 three years after; two more events on the 10th and 11th.

In addition to Power to the Peaceful, on September 11, 2004, there will be a Rally against Lies, War, the Police State, & State Sponsored Terrorism, for Truth, Peace & Justice, Compassionate Impeachment sponsored by the Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance. The rally will take place in San Francisco's Panhandle and then there will be a march to the Festival in Golden Gate Park. That afternoon there will also be an Election Protection Volunteer Rally and Training. Later that evening, Other Cinema kicks off the Fall 2004 season at ATA with "Bring the War Home," which will include reportbacks and screening of video shot at the RNC protests in New York City last week.

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