Rallies against War On Syria

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Shawwal 22, 1434 2013-08-30

Daily News Analysis

by Crescent International

Millions of people across the US and Canada plan to march against the US war on Syria. An attack on Syria appears imminent despite massive opposition to such aggression among Americans and Canadians. The warmongers are looking for excuses, however, flimsy, to perpetrate more aggression against another Muslim country.

Washington DC,

August 30, 2013, 21:57 EDT

Even as the drums of war get louder and US President Barack Obama has painted himself into a corner thereby necessitating an attack of some sort on Syria, anti-war groups throughout the US and Canada have organized protest rallies across the continent.

Some have already been held on Thursday and Friday as shown below. Others are planned for cities listed by various organizations.

In Toronto, the call went out from the Canadian Peace Alliance, an umbrella group of hundreds of labour movements and peace groups across Canada, for a rally on Saturday August 31 starting at 2 pm. The rally will be held outside the US Consulate on University Avenue.

In the US, anti-war groups such as ANSWER, UNAC (United National Anti-War Coalition), Code Pink and other groups have planned rallies in different cities for Saturday August 31 as listed below. The time and place are also given.

According to UNAC, information will be updated regularly on its web site: http://UNACpeace.org.

The slogans are already agreed.

Say NO to another US War!

Hands OFF Syria!

Below is the list of cities in the US where rallies are planned for Saturday or the day the US launches its illegal attack on Syria.


Huntsville, AL

Saturday, August 31

Corner of Whitesburg Drive and Airport Road

Initiated by Occupy Huntsville

Contact: annnonm@gmail.com


Costa Mesa, CA

Day of Gather from 5:00PM - 7:00PM

at 3300 Bristol

Initiated by Orange County Peace & Freedom Party

Contact: 714-956-5037

Los Angeles, CA

Day of 5 PM

Westwood federal Building (11000 Wilshire Blvd)

Contact 323-306-6240


Sacramento, CA

Day after

Gather at 5:30PM

in front of the Sacramento Federal Building

at the corner of 5th and I Sts. in downtown

Contact jmackler@lmi.net

San Francisco, CA

Day of or day after depending on the time

Gather at 5:00PM (weekday) or 12:00PM (weekend)

at Powell & Market Sts.

Contact: jmackler@lmi.net

Santa Cruz, CA

Saturday, August 31

Gather at 11:00AM

at Ocean and Water Streets

Initiated by Peace and Freedom Party Santa Cruz, ANSWER Coaliton, and others.

Contact 831-688-8692 or 831-334-3368


Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, September 1

Gather at 6:00PM

at Acacia Park, 201 N. Tejon St.

Initiated by Occupy Colorado Springs

Contact 719-243-5238 or 719-460-2836

New Haven, CT

Day of - if before 12 noon / Day after - if after 12 noon

Gather at 5:30PM

at 141 Church St.

Contact ANSWER in New Haven at 203-903-4480 or ct@answercoalition.org


Albany, NY

Saturday, Aug. 31

12.30 PM

Towsand Park (Where Central and Washington meet)

Contact: 518-281-1968, BethlehemNeighborsforPeace@yahoo.com

Contact ANSWER in DC at 202-265-1948 or dc@answercoalition.org

Washington, D.C.

Saturday, August 31, 12 noon – 2 PM

At the White House

Initiated by IAC Baltimore/DC Region

Washington, DC

Code Pink action at Washington Memorial, 10 am at Obama speech


Asheville, NC

Thursday, September 12

Gather at 4:00PM

at Vance monument

Contact asheville@defendwomensrights.org


Columbus, OH

Sunday, September 1

Gather at 5:00PM

at 15th and High Streets at the Main Entrance of the OSU Columbus Campus

Initiated by Sunday Night Peace Action Group

Contact cansel13@gmail.com


Portland, OR

Saturday, Aug. 31

Pioneer Sq. (701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR)

Contact https://www.facebook.com/events/323218307823420/Enter


Horsham, PA

Saturday, Aug. 31 from noon – 2 pm

Horsham Air Guard Stateion, Route #611/Weaton Rd & Conty line Rd, Horsham,

Montgomery County,

Contact: www.brandywinepeace.ocmPhiladelphia, PA

Day after

Gather at 4:30PM

on the Northwest corner of 15th and Market Sts.

Contact 610-554-1818


Hilton Head, SC

Day after

Gather at 4:00 PM

at Rt. 278 & Beach City Rd. (park in HH Library lot)

Initiated by Hilton Head for Peace

Contact fintaylor@hargray.com


Dallas, TX

The day after an attack

Earle Cabell Federal Bldg. fro 4 – 6 PM

Contact 214-660-7676

Richmond, VA

Day of

Gather at 5:00PM

at Richmond Federal Courthouse (701 E. Broad St.)

Contact 804-644-5834 or DefendersFJE@hotmail.com


Seattle, WA

Day after attack

Gather at 5:00PM

at Westlake and Pine

Contact 206-568-1661 to confirm

Bremerton, WA

Evergreen Park

Sat Aug. 31, 3 PM

nkeegel@gmail.com, 206-842-7417

Saint Petersburg/Tampa, FL

Saturday, August 31

Gather at 6:00PM

at Gandy Blvd. and Dale Mabry Hwy.

Near MacDill AFB (CENTCOM), Tampa, FL

Initiated by St. Pete for Peace

Contact http://stpeteforpeace.org

Join the Facebook event


Chicago, IL

Day of if before 12 noon / Day after if after 12 noon

Gather at 5:00PM

at Federal Plaza

Contact: joeiosbaker@gmail.com


Albuquerque, NM

Day of

Gather at 5:00 PM

at UNM Bookstore (Central & Cornell)

Initiated by the ANSWER Coalition

Contact ANSWER in Albuquerque at 505-268-2488 or abq@answercoalition.org


Boston, MA

On day of attack or day after (if the attack is announce after noon)

5 PM at Park Street

Contact: justicewithpeace.org

List of places where rallies have already taken place.


Washington, D.C.

Thursday, August 29


at the White House

Initiated by the ANSWER Coalition

Austin, TX

Thursday, August 29

at 5:00PM

at West side of the state Capitol building emptying into Congress Avenue at 11th Street

Initiated by Occupy Austin

Contact 504-239-2764

San Francisco, CA

Thursday, August 29


at Powell & Market Sts.


Hartford, CT

Friday, Aug 30, 5 PM

At the Old State House

Contact cmgauvreau@me.com

New Haven, CT

Friday, Aug. 30 4PM

Elm & Orange St.,

Contact 203-389-9547 or U.S.peacecouncil@gmail.com


Montpelier, VT

Friday, Aug. 30 at noon

VT Post office, State Steet

Contact 802-522-2376VIRGINIA


Miami, FL

Thursday, August 29

at 6:00PM

at Torch of Friendship

Biscayne Blvd. between N.E. 3rd & 4th streets

Initiated by POWIR, Veterans for Peace

Join the Facebook event

Tallahassee, FL

Thursday, August 28

at 4:00PM

in front of the Old Capitol, 400 S Monroe St

Initiated by Tallahassee ANSWER Coalition and Tallahassee Veterans for Peace

Contact tallahassee@answercoalition.org

Chicago, IL

Thursday, August 29

at 5:00PM

at Federal Plaza

Contact: joeiosbaker@gmail.com


Indianapolis, IN

Friday, August 30

at 7:00PM

at High steps of Monument Circle

Initiated by Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center

Contact carlrisingmoore@gmail.com



Friday, Aug. 30 5 – 7 PM

Washington Monument at Centre & Charles St.

Contact: 443-221-3775, stevececi1@aol.com


Twin Cities

Wed Aug 28 5 – 6 PM

Lake Street Bridge over the Mississippi

Contact 612-827-5364 scsm@yahoo.com

New York City, NY

Thursday, Aug. 29

at 6:00PM

at Times Square, 43rd Street and 7th Ave

Contact: IAC intlactioncntr@gmail.com

Syracuse, NY

Friday, August 30, at 11 am

Federal Building (100 S. Clinton St, Syracuse, NY)

Contact: Syracuse Peace Council 315-472-5478, spc@peacecouncil.net

Syracuse, NY

Friday, August 30

at 12:30PM

at Syracuse University main quad

Initiated by Youth and Student ANSWER Coalition - SU chapter

Contact syracuse@answercoalition.org

Rochester, NY

Friday, Aug. 29 at 6 PM

Liberty Pole Plaza

Contact 585-943-8148 or sfessler@rochester.rr.com


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