Posted on September 28, 2011 by the Website Workers Council

On October 6, the October 2011 Coalition will hold a San Francisco action in solidarity with a major action beginning on this date in Washington, D.C.

  • End the Wars!
  • Care for the People!
  • Tax the Rich!
  • Protect the Environment!
For more on the Washington action click here.

When: Thursday, October 6 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: New Federal Building, 8th and Mission, San Francisco (MAP)
What: Demonstration in solidarity with October 2011 Coalition
Sponsor: October 2011 Coalition
Contact: Arthur Persyko at 650-228-4188 or email sfoctober2011solidarity - at -

The Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed this event.

The following description is from the sponsor's announcements.

October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. On October 6, 2011, thousands of activists will occupy Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC in an action called "October2011" (For more information, go to This San Francisco rally will express solidarity with the October2011 demonstration in Washington, DC, and with people in the streets of New York, Washington, and San Francisco.

Planned speakers and performers include:

  • Sylvia Allegretto, Research Economist, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
  • Michael Eisenscher, National Coordinator of US Labor Against the War
  • Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange
  • Patty Bennett of Military Families Speak Out
  • Henry Clark, Executive Director of West County Toxics Coalition
  • Carol Denney, Berkeley singer/songwriter
  • Ed Holmes (SF Mime Troupe actor, aka: "Dick Cheney")

The rally will include open-mic times for participants to suggest further actions on ending the wars, caring for the people, taxing the rich, and protecting the environment. Rally participants will discuss these suggestions and make action plans at a General-Assembly-style meeting from 6-7 PM in the Koret Auditorium. Bring your energy, ideas, and enthusiasm. Read more at this event page.

SF Public Library Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). Koret Auditorium located on the library's lower level. Enter 30 Grove Street, proceed down stairs. Refreshments are not allowed in the Auditorium. Note: This is not a library-sponsored program.

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