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DIRECT ACTION TO STOP THE WAR!!! (english)
08 Feb 2003
Modified: 10 Feb 2003
Below is the action plan of the people of the San Francisco/Bay Area - calling for direct resistence against further US imperialist, dictatorial, genocidal plans against Iraq and the world. We call on people all around this country to join us in shutting down the warmakers and transforming profit and war to life and resistance!!
Hi, would you like to see our Action Menu today?
by cmi Tuesday February 04, 2003 at 08:06 PM


Call for actions in SF the business day after war begins.
download PDF (197.0 kibibytes)

IF WAR BEGINS?
7:00 AM
MORNING OF THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY AFTER WAR BEGINS
MEET: Market and Main, Embarcadero BART, San Francisco

EMERGENCY MASS NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION & PROTEST

TRANSFORM OUR CITY
>From Profit And War To Life And Resistance
Shut Down The Corporate Warmakers!

o Don't go to work or school
o HEAD DOWNTOWN: Bring friends, music, art, performance, and food to share
o Join/create an ongoing transformation/occupation
o Prepare Now: Form an affinity (action) group

Direct Action to Stop the War
http://www.actagainstwar.org
(415) 820-9649

OUR GOALS
1) If the government and corporations won't stop the war, we'll shut down the warmakers! We will impose real economic, social and political costs and stop business as usual until the war stops.

2) Assert our power to transform our city from profits, oil and war to resistance and life! We will create an open, welcoming, inspiring space that gives voice to the anti-war majority as an assertion of real democracy.

3) Uproot the system behind the war (and behind the war at home -- racism, poverty); help catalyze mass movements to challenge corporate and government power and create socially just, directly democratic, ecological, peaceful alternatives.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
If the war starts, don't go to work or school and head downtown. Call in sick, walk out, don't go -- and get your co-workers/schoolmates to join you. Form an affinity or action group to get prepared. Get a group of five to 25 of your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, or schoolmates to prepare for and participate in the emergency morning-after action. Make a plan of how you will get together, get downtown and what you will do if war starts. Send one or two people from your group to the weekly action "spokescouncil" to coordinate with other groups. Participate in a nonviolent direct action training to get prepared. Several affinity groups can join together as a "cluster."

Bring friends, music, art, performance, and food to share to help transform our city. Help sustain the transformation/occupation as long as possible -- we will keep it going.

ACTION MENU
We are asking affinity (action) groups choose from the menu and take over and transform the following key intersections and corporate and government offices/buildings. Or join the "Take Out" mobile Bikes not Bombs actions. Or plan your own action and menu item. Attend the weekly spokescouncil meeting to coordinate and help organize. The business day the morning after war starts you may wish to just go directly to a "menu" location or else to Main and Market where people will go out to support the actions.

There are many ways to reclaim, transform, occupy or blockade spaces. Sit-ins, street parties, lockdown, objects, performance, street murals, gardening, large sculpture, die-ins? PLAN AHEAD. Invite everyone you know. We will have fliers and encourage everyone to make an effort to talk to, diffuse or get support from those who get stuck on their way to work, school or other business.

A MOVEABLE FEAST Intersections and Arteries
Primi Piatti (1st Course):
1) Lombard & Van Ness
2) Polk & Broadway
3) Polk & Bush
4) Market & Franklin
5) Division & Van Ness
6) 6th & Brannan
7) 5th & Mission (SF Chronicle)
8) 3rd & Folsom
9) Harrison & 2nd
10) Harrison & Fremont
11) Embarcadero & Market
12) Broadway @ Columbus
Secondi Piatti (2nd Course):
131 & 132) Stockton Tunnel
14) Powell & Bush
15) Market & 6th
16) 16th & Valencia/Mission
17) Howard & Fremont
18) Embarcadero & Washington
19) Embarcadero & Broadway
20) Parking Lot of Your Choice
a. Civic Center (McAllister betw. Polk/Larkin)
b. Sutter/Stockton (entries on Bush and Stockton)
c. 5th/Mission (entries on Mission and on Minna)

TRADITIONAL SIT-DOWN DINNER Government and Corporate Financial
A) City Corpse/UK Consulate: Sansome & Market
B) Carlyle Group/TransAmerica Pyramid: 600 Montgomery
C) Pacific Stock Exchange (2nd floor): 220 Bush (near Kearny)
Big Oil
D) Shell Office: 100 Bush @ Sansome
Media
E) CBS Westinghouse Electric: 221 Main St. Near Howard
Federal
F) Federal Building: Golden Gate & Polk
G) Federal Reserve: 101 Market
H) Military Recruitment Center: 670 Davis

NO TIME TO DINE?
TRY OUR TAKE OUT!
BIKES NOT BOMBS
Bicycling: A QUIET STATEMENT AGAINST OIL WARS.
Join the mobile Bikes not Bombs. Bring your bike (or rollerblades, or skateboard or any human-powered wheels) with signs, flags, and decorations to Main and Market at 7am (or whenever you can make it) and support all the stationary action, fill the streets with bicycles, get the word out. Your affinity group can be its own moving anti-war bike ride.

Direct Action to Stop the War
http://www.actagainstwar.org
(415) 820-9649


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Boston Emergency Response Plans (english)
10 Feb 2003
While continuing our efforts to prevent this war prepare for an EMERGENCY
RESPONSE MARCH in the event of the escalation of war upon Iraq.

Gather at Copley Square the day after the bombing starts. 6:30 to rally,
7pm to take the streets.

Demonstrate! that we will not allow this war to continue
Resist! the attempts to silence dissent
Shut Down! the Military-Industrial Complex which kills the poor and
benefits the rich
Expose! the connections between this war, capitalism, racism, oppression,
and imperialism
Celebrate! our strength when we gather together in collective action

This rally and march was called by an ad-hoc collection of boston-area
activists (including students, teachers, union members, anarchists, and
more). The group is open to a diversity of tactics and encourages people to
form groups with friends and neighbors and to express your opposition in the
way you desire.

one source for more information is: mailto:baam (at) hush.com
also check out the newswire at http://boston.indymedia.org for any updates.

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