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Pittsburgh Gears Up for War: Not Without a Fight!
03/13/2003
While the drums of war sound, a [Article]clamor of resistance as Pittsburgh mobilizes to prevent an unjust war on Iraq. With the success of an unpermitted march on March 2 fresh, the Pittsburgh Organizing Group is bringing the anti-war movement into the streets with a [Article]march on Sunday, March 16 that is planned to wind through Shadyside. Also organized by POG for the same day is a picnic for peace and an anti-war rally to take place in Schenley Park's Flagstaff Hill. Discussion has been taking place on how to get broader involvement, with [Article]several [Article]creative ideas being discussed on the newswire.

On Saturday March 15, many plan to travel to DC to join in the ANSWER sponsored emergency anti-war action at the White House. The Thomas Merton Center is organizing buses to make the trip although all spots are currently full.

Prepared for war, Pittsburgh won't take it without a fight. Activists at the University of Pittsburgh and other area colleges are planning a [Article]student strike for the day after bombing begins, while students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania plan a [Article]walkout. The Thomas Merton Center's Anti-War Committee is planning a vigil and civil disobedience at the Federal Building for 5:00 PM on the day after bombing starts.

Across the world, activists are mobilizing to prevent the war, but also to respond if one begins. In San Francisco, activists promise to [Article]shut down the city if the war on Iraq escalates.

[ Pittsburgh Organizing Group ] [ Thomas Merton Center ] [ DC IMC ] [ SF IMC ]


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