On April 9 and 10, thousands marched in New York City and a crowd of 1,500 gathered in San Francisco to oppose the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, to support of the Palestinian people, and to call for the funding of people’s needs and an end to the massive budget cuts that are sweeping the country.
In New York City, the crowd marched from Union Square to Foley Square with contingents from the Muslim community, of immigrant rights organizations, student groups and others. In San Francisco, the crowd gathered at Dolores Park before marching. The demonstrations were called by the United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC) and endorsed by many organizations.
ANSWER activist and filmmaker Edward Pages has produced a 6-minute video with images and interviews from the New York City demonstration. Please take a few minutes to watch the video and share it with your friends and contacts.
There are many actions coming up this month. See below for details.
Protest at Pres. Obama fundraisers in Chicago & California
Over the next week, President Obama will be attending a series of fundraisers across the country as part of his 2012 election campaign. The ANSWER Coalition is joining with other organizations to hold protests outside of these events to say no to wars, occupations, budgets cuts and layoffs, and yes to funding for people's needs.
Chicago: Thursday, April 14, 6 pm
Entrance to Navy Pier (600 E. Grand)
San Francisco: Wednesday, April 20,
Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California St. (btwn Jones and Taylor)
Los Angeles: Thursday, April 21, 3:30 pm
Sony Pictures Studios: 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City
of Resistance in New York City
Concert and Protest of Big Finance
Friday, April 15, 11:00 am-1 pm
Union Square Park in New York City
A wide range of groups focused on the economy, housing, health care, social justice and opposition to war have joined together to support the Sounds of Resistance Concert and Protest.
Featuring music, speakers and a picket of the Union Square Bank of America, this event will demand Stop Foreclosures, Pay Fair Share of Taxes and Break Up Big Corporate Banks. Join a people-powered movement that reins in the power of concentrated corporatism.