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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:56 PM
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Photo Gallery: Eureka, CA Peace March 3/15/08 (Dial-Up Warning)
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Photo Gallery: Eureka, CA Peace March 3/15/08
By Dave Berman
3/15/08

I took lots of photos today. You can view the whole collection here. Below are just a few of my favorites (very tough to choose!).

Love it! Dave Keniston on the right, with his son Clay; and on the left, an unidentified woman with a beautiful smile.

The next several are some of my favorite people...

Jack Nounnan, primary organizer of the event,
and indefatigable force for peace.

(L-R) Carol Brannan, Nezzie Wade, and Mark Knipper

Martha Devine, aka "Granny Green Genes"

Peter Aronson holds the DU sign (really carries the torch for this crucial issue). Fellow Vet For Peace Steve Robinson on his right. Linda Sorter in blue and Carol Brannan again to her right.

The young girl's sign says: "Teach violence prevention and mediation to America's school children." Just wow.

Yup.

Jon Koriagin at the VCC table. This is at the Gazebo in Old Town, the end point of the march.

The view from the Gazebo.

One of many 9/11 Truth signs today. There are several others shown in the full photo collection. There was quite a diverse array of issues reflected in the signs carried throughout the crowd.
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Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:15 PM
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1. great pics-thanks for sharing!
I use to live in Eureka- love the old Victorian houses there!
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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:54 PM
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2. Where are the young?
While it's good to see people out doing something, I looked through the rest of your photos and am struck by an under representation of young people. Yes there are a few, but just not that many. It would seem that those with the most to lose are elsewhere. Maybe it's spring break or something.














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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:08 AM
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3. Good question. Fair point.
I don't have an answer. The middle aged and older set here is VERY active.
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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:19 AM
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4. I'll answer my own question
Much of what we were protesting back then wasn't so much the war, it was a draft protest. We were "invested" as they say.
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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:32 AM
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7. Diversity of issues
I hear what you are saying about being invested in draft resistance. At the end of my post I mentioned how diverse were the issues on display today. Of that, what I would say does currently reflect a similar investment, is genuine lifestyle changes relating to energy, transportation, food, and the nexus therein. Granny Green Genes is my guru.
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rch35 Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:26 AM
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5. It is spring break. i go to humboldt state, 6 miles away. nt
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:27 AM
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6. Looks like a healthy crowd
We had a march today in Santa Barbara too.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:34 AM
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8. Excellent human peace sign!
I recommended your thread.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:41 AM
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9. Thanks!
:D
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:01 AM
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10. Bravo!
K and R
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:05 AM
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11. Are those Hand Counters I see in some of those photos???
:D

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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:08 AM
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12. wannabes
:P

shared the stage with Vets and Dems. someone told me our issue got more crowd response than any other. got lots of people signed up today. I'll get an updated count on our volunteer list by tomorrow night.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 03:34 PM
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17. Great news, Dave!
I wonder when a county last changed to paper ballots!

And from what system, LOL!? Following decrees from a king or something?

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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:18 PM
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18. We already use paper ballots and opscan
It is a matter of switching how we count the paper ballots.

I believe we now have over 350 people signed up, though that is an unofficial count that probably includes some dupes or potentially ineligible people.

But note this article in today's Eureka Reporter:

Hundreds gather to march in peace rally

By ASHLEY BAILEY, The Eureka Reporter
Published: Mar 15 2008, 11:57 PM Updated: Mar 16 2008, 12:00 AM
Category: Local News
Topic: Community

Hundreds of Humboldt County residents united in a peace march from the Eureka Municipal Auditorium to the Old Town Gazebo on Saturday.

It wasnt just about being against the Iraq War or being against the militarys recruitment of minors nothing seemed to be off limits.

Activists chanted for voter confidence, increased public monitoring of police, and promoting peace and ending violence.

MORE: http://eurekareporter.com/article/080315-hundreds-gathe...
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 03:30 AM
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13. I love Eureka
Great town. Rare nice day.
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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:43 PM
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14. Kick (EOM)
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:47 PM
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15. Nice!
Our march will be next Saturday. It's hard to know how much attention these demonstrations get, but I keep turning up anyway. I love your photos.
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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 02:41 PM
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16. Thanks Blue
:hi:
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:22 PM
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19. Where is Eureka in CA?
North/South? Red/Blue?
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:24 PM
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20. Northwest, on the coast in Humboldt county. VERY blue.
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 05:25 PM by ourbluenation
Traveling north from san francisco you would go through marin, sonoma, mendocino, then humboldt county
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GuvWurld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 06:08 PM
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21. Maybe not so blue
The conventional wisdom is that this area is 50% hippie and 50% redneck, living in a delicate balance. People here are very connected to the environment so there is a green streak that keeps us together even while ideologies and ignorance often create divisiveness. By voter registration, though, I think you are correct that there is a blue majority. It doesn't seem to amount to anything in terms of policies or the vibe here.
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