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6th Year Anniversary of the Iraq War WHEN and WHERE: Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Actions all day. Highlights include• 9 AM Press Conference and Lost Lives War Memorial, Glenn Park Station• 12 Noon Daniel Ellsberg, Poetry, and Non-Violent Direct Action, Montgomery St. Station• 5PM Iraq Veterans Against the War, Civic Center,• 6:30PM True-Cost-of-War Labor Forum, SEIU Local 1021 Lodge Hall, 350 Rhode Island St. SFWHAT: Bay Area anti-war groups will take to Bay Area Rapid Transit stations calling for an end to the war after six years of carnage and occupation in Iraq.  Calling their actions “Un-Happy Birthday” protests, activists will mark the anniversary at two dozen separate BART stations across the Bay. Ranging from high school students to grandmothers, anarchists to Democratic clubs, pacifists to war veterans, all demanding an immediate and complete end to the wars.  Organizers say to the Obama administration “Defund the Wars and Refund our Communities.”WHO: Sponsors include United for Peace and Justice, Iraq Veterans Against the War, American Friends Service Committee, US Labor Against the War, Iraq Moratorium, Code Pink, Grandmothers Against War, Direct Action to Stop the War, Unconventional Action in the Bay, Cop and Migra Busters, Women in Black, Democratic Club of Berkeley, East Bay Peace Action, Bay Peace, War Tax Resisters, Wellstone Democratic Club, Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, TriValley CARES, Western States Legal Foundation, ARCO, Women for Genuine Security, Pacifica Peace People.For more information about the 6th anniversary action on March 19, see http://upj-bayarea.org  ___________________________________________________________________________________ ON THE 6TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE IRAQ WAR, BAY AREA VETERANS AND OTHERS PLAN TO SPEAK OUT AND TAKE ACTIONS AROUND BART STATION...9 AM A LOST LIVES WAR MEMORIAL AT THE GLENN PARK STATION.AT NOON, LONGTIME ACTIVIST DANIEL ELLSBERG IS AT THE MONTGOMERY ST STATION WHERE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IS PLANNED. AT 4 PM AT THE CIVIC CENTER BART STATION IN SAN FRANCISCO.AT 5 PM VETERANS WILL GATHER AT SAN FRANCISCO CIVIC CENTER IN BERKELEY, THERE'S A RALLY AT MARTIN LUTHERN KING JR PARK FOLLOWED BY A MARCH TO THE MARINES RECRUITMENT STATION..____________________________________________________________________________________ IN SAN JOSE, THERE'S A SPEAK OUT AND VIGIL BEGINNING AT 4:30 IN FRONT OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR LIBRARY.____________________________________________________________________________________ IN DOWNTOWON PALO ALTO, A VIGIL FROM 6 - 7 AT LYTTON PLAZA.____________________________________________________________________________________ ON SATURDAY, THERE'S A  MARCH AND RALLY IN SAN FRANCISCO FROM JUSTICE HERMAN PLAZA TO CIVIL CENTER. THE MARCH BEGINS AT 11 AM____________________________________________________________________________________ IN SANTA CLARA, ON SATURDAY, A MARCH BEGINS AT 11 AM FROM SANTANA PARK TO WINCHESTER AND STEVENS CREEK. A PROTEST TAKES PLACE AT THAT INTERSECTION ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 11:30 TO 3 PM   

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