How to rally, San Francisco style

You cannot miss this nice exercise in photojournalism… with lots of ideas for when you decide to join the anti-whatever revolution!

“On March 18, 2006, activist groups around the world held protests to mark the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. San Francisco was no exception: the communist anti-war group ANSWER planned to stage a large rally and march through the city, in opposition to the war and other American policies.

The problem is, other groups also planned additional anti-war and anti-authoritarian events in San Francisco (and nearby) on March 18. And all the events were conflicting with each other. Something obviously had gone terribly awry in the progressive community. In the weeks leading up to the big day, the different factions began bickering with each other.

The most glaring scheduling snafu involved the Anarchist Bookfair, which was being held on the other side of San Francisco from the ANSWER march, but on the same day at the exact same time. Seeing as the anarchist event and the anti-war event both drew on the same pool of potential attendees, accusations began to fly that each event was going to hurt attendance at the rival event. “

San Francisco is an interesting place indeed–Take a look at the pictures on these links:
The “Global Day of Action” rally and Anarchist Bookfair — San Francisco, March 18, 2006
And do not miss part 2:
The Anarchist Bookfair 2006

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