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Walnut Creek, CA No War Rally!

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.24.14

Mt Diablo Peace and Justice Center in Walnut Creek, CA held a “WAR? Not Again! Bannering/flyering action”

On Tuesday, September 23, from 4 – 6 pm, one day after hundreds of US bombing sorties dropped their loads on the war-wracked country of Syria 16 members of the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center did a flyering/bannering action at the busy intersection of Main Street and Mt Diablo Blvd. A large banner saying “WAR? Not again!” was fastened to a fence at the NW corner of the intersection, while peace-lovers held the same message on 11×17 signs. Many passing motorists honked in support, but pedestrians were more shy to react. I held up an orange sign with the words “US Bombing SYRIA – tell me what you think!” and got the following responses (a representative sample):

“No war again? Yeah! I’m tired.”
“What about the women? Look at who they’re fighting!”
“Did you vote for Obama? Did you?”
“Thank you!”
“I don’t want their [Mt Diablo P&J Center] propaganda.”
“Not again!” disgusted shake of the head about the war, not us being there
“They’re not bombing in actual Syria.”
“Did they get permission from the Syrian government?”

At the end of the 2-hour action, just before our group photo and the KTVU interview with Rick Sterling, two young men came up and had a more substantive conversation with Rick, commenting on a proposed pipeline from Saudi Arabia through Syria to southeastern Europe and how that must have something to do with this latest bombing campaign. “It’s about the Black Gold,” said one.

More photos here: http://twitpic.com/ec1udw

Photo Credit: Janet Weil

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