Raimondo, Penn, Sheehan Protest 5 Years in Iraq in SF 3/16/08

Antiwar.com Editorial Director Justin Raimondo will be speaking in San Francisco, CA this Sunday, March 16th at “Iraq: 5 Years Too Many,” an event marking the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Actor Sean_Penn (a longtime activist who recently lent his voice to the documentary “War Made Easy”) and Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan are headlining the evening, which will also feature Reverend Gregory Stewart, Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church, and Matt Gonzalez, former President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

If you’re in the area, the program will begin at 5pm on Sunday, March 16th, 2008 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street (near Geary) in San Francisco. After the speakers finish, attendees will march to the War Memorial Auditorium on Van Ness Avenue to read the names of Americans and Iraqis killed in the war. There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 for the evening, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The program is sponsored by the Iraq Moratorium – SF Bay Area and other local peace groups. More info: http://www.iraqmoratorium-sfbay.org or (415) 776-4580.

If you’re in the US, but not near the SF Bay Area, and want to get out and protest 5 years too many in Iraq next week, you can look at United for Peace & Justice’s map of local actions here.

21 thoughts on “Raimondo, Penn, Sheehan Protest 5 Years in Iraq in SF 3/16/08”

  1. This is a great article Michael, thank you from all of us for writing it! We need more of these to flood the world with political disent of what is right for humanity before its too late for our children. Our country and the world we see it is in deep trouble, more than that of Vietnam was. The politicans have new allies with greater freedom to crush disenters. Also I found this site that is holding protests around the world against war http://www.worldagainstwar.org
    thanks you Stacy

    1. Because, unfortunately, “we” made it clear that “we” aren’t interested in his quaint notions of constitutionally limited government and liberty. It’s maddening for me as a libertarian to have to express this in such collective terms, but unfortunately the electoral process doesn’t leave one much other choice.

    1. because ron paul is too busy raising the dead, parting the gulf of mexico, feeding millions with just some bread and fish, charging into battle and personally taking out a battalion of red coats, and performing other assorted miracles that you obsessive clowns expect of him.

    2. Because – and I’ve said this before – Ron Paul is a unmitigated shmegeggi. And the infantile, lickspittle hero worship of so many of his supporters increasingly is causing those formerly leaning toward him now to long for his defeat in the Fall just to be rid of them. There’s a point of diminishing returns with these imbecile enthusisms and its been reaached.

      1. I’ve finally seen the light. How dare Ron Paul lose any primary or caucus! Where does he get off not getting a majority of votes in any contest he enters? Oh, the chutzpah of the man!

        Doesn’t Paul know that John Lowell, from his Barcalounger on the front lines of political combat, has had his wrath kindled by his failure to win the presidential nomination, the presidency, nay, the premiership of the galaxy? A minority of Americans vote for Paul and what do we get? Victory? You’d think so. But no, Paul had the gall to lose.

        I’m as furious with Paul as I am at Powerball for not anointing me the winner last Wednesday. Whatever happened to victory by acclamation? Ron Paul disappointed us all. He didn’t get enough votes, and that is the unforgivable sin, the endless perdition.

        1. Yeah, darn it, where does that Ron Paul get the right to rain on my parade, that rotten SOB! Why the creep misled me right from the start, placing so far ahead of everyone else in the polls the way he did, and with that presentation of his, so forceful and meaningful to the average Evangelical schmo. I had him ahead by 30 points in New Hampshire. But I’ll tell you what. I’m not going to quit no matter what Ron Paul does. I’m going to hang in there with the real guys like RNelson, you know the ones with dual Ron Paul pennants flying from their cars, those down-in-the-trenches, never-say-die patriots who know darn well that victory is no farther away than the Convention. So don’t talk to me about realism, talk to RNelson and those millions just like him who know something about vision and what a little more grit can do. Ron Paul may have stomped all over my feelings but I have a future: The Revolution.

  2. In a post-Ron Paul political world HRC is the least bad!

    After much deep and unpleasant meditation, I have divined the following disturbing formula:

    McCain= Apocalypse Now (Glory)

    Obama= The Immanent Eschaton (Glory)

    Hillary= Eve and her Old Adam (Survival)

    I know this is disheartening after all the brave talk about restoring the constitution, getting out of the Middle East etc., but under a third (ugh!) Clinton administration there will still be the possibility of left-right united fronts, muckraking, and rallies such as the one planned in SF. In the other scenarios the state will undergo a further process of sacrilization.

  3. Knowing next to nothing about organized events of this kind in recent times, what might one expect as to participation by many of the diminuative socialist groups that used to try to turn them into vehicles for their narrow partisan interests years ago, say the CPUSA, the Young Peoples Socialist League, or the Socialist Workers Party. Are they still active at the core of peace initiatives?

    1. mr.raimondo unlike this awful scratchy stuck record / windbag i am glad you are participating !
      it also happens to be real close . :)
      also hope to hear you explain ( and perhaps question ) about excess obama kool aid you seem to be indulging in lately .

      1. Having a problem with your eyes or with some aspect of your personal integrity, badri? You really ought to read what was said before posting, you know. That way you won’t look quite as much the schlemeil as you usually do when you post. If you can find anywhere in what I wrote above an encouragement to Raimomdo not to attend this affair, we’ll ensconse you in bronze.

  4. In a Postal Apocalyptic PeptoBismol-phobic world,
    McCain=the end of insanity and beginning of McCainiacism. Ergo, war is good beyond all delusion and anything else is simply Coors Light.
    Clinton=spay and neuter thy domestic partner or significant other before someone in authority discovers the real and mystical definition of “is” and therefore, if thy opponent is black and African/American, make up loads of crap and feed it to Chris Matthews.
    Obama=shouldn’t any Amerikan ‘suspect’ anyone named Barack? In an anecdotal and ancillary benefit, Hussein is the “godfather” of Hillary and Bill’s “ugly” child and prom night was a screaming nightmare for the Secret Service. To quote Tucker Carlson, “war is really a good time and especially for those of us not caught in the middle of flying bullets and cluster bombs.”

  5. The war started because it was said that there was a link between Saddam and Ben Ladin, and thus the attack on USA.Now we know the truth, that there never been any link whatsoever.
    That Iraq possessed Weapons of Mass Destructions WMD, even though the Professional UN inspectors repoted that there were NOTHING . Yet Iraq was INVADED and today we have thousands of Iraquis dead, and also nearly 4000 soldiers Dead and thousands of US soldiers and Iraquis maimed.Millions of Iraquis displaced, lost their properties & happiness , schooling works,salaries that could have contributed for the comfort of their families.The infrastructures destroyed,barely having electricity, clean water, and oil production(the lifeline of the inhabitants )disrupted.The catalogue is so vast that it will take pages to describe of what is going on in this country.
    No surprise that many Iraquis said that life was better under Saddam than undder the occupation, I’m afraid the MISSION IS NOT ACCOMPLISH.

  6. http://www.cindyforcongress.org/

    ……Congress, under the Speakership of Ms. Pelosi has done nothing but protect the status quo of the corporate elite and, in fact, since she has been the Speaker, the situation in the Middle East has grown far worse, with Congress’ help, and recently more of our essential freedoms were given to BushCo by Congress. That is not what we elected them to do!

    A great majority of citizens in California’s 8th Congressional district believe Ms. Pelosi has lost touch with the people of this district and America and it’s time for our reps that aren’t doing their jobs by upholding their sworn oaths to the Constitution to receive a wakeup call!

    ….. I agree that the people in the administrative branch are corrupt, as are many members of Congress…….

    Cindy Sheehan

    1. If/when you take Nazzi’s seat in congress, what are you going to do about holding those leaving office accountable for these war crimes? Also, what do you propose to do about FEMA, The Red Cross and how America response to natural disasters and the way it excepts help from citizens and other countries?

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