Sunday, March 19, 2006

Peace March 2: Going Full Circle



We rejoined the Peace Parade at Stockton and Market Streets.



The plan was to find a musical group to march with, and though the group above was wonderful...



...the best band of the day honors went to this ensemble in white...



...playing klezmer-influenced pieces that were a delight.



As usual, the best signage...



...was heartfelt and homemade.



There was also a larger-than-usual Asian presence at the March...



...including East Indians and Pakistanis...



...along with a huge, colorful Filipino contingent.



The parade was also a good place to run into old acquaintances...



...such as Michael Faklis, above, who used to work tirelessly for San Francisco's public access station before he was recently fired by one of the worst thugs in the nonprofit world, Zane Blaney.



After crossing Market Street on Fourth...



...the march doubled back towards Civic Center along Mission Street.



We passed by the San Fracisco Chronicle building on 5th and Mission, which had some interesting signage of its own, not to mention the return of the Israeli flag wavers.



On Friday, there was a very stupid article in the Chronicle predicting that nobody was interested in going to anti-war marches anymore.



Then, when at least 20,000 people did show up, they put up a decent article about the event on their SFGate website, but they undercut their own writers with a blatantly false headline.



Above is a screenshot where the head proclaims "Nearly 10,000 anti-war protestors..." and the first sentence of the nicely written article states: "More than 10,000 enthusiastic anti-war marchers..."



The newspaper can't even get its propaganda straight, and they wonder why their circulation is declining on a daily basis.



The march eased up McAllister Street, where the A.N.S.W.E.R. organizers were running a gauntlet looking for donations...



...but we were saving our money for well-deserved sausages and garlic fries.

2 comments:

p said...

dude i loved the homebrewers for peace...and I', a total US+Israel supporter! Iran Next!
AND then CUBA and then...

Trevor Murphy said...

Wow, tons of great pics. I love the triple-threat of police, flags, and Old Navy- what's more American than that?