GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION - MARCH 19, 2005
Protests worldwide March 18 - March 20, 2005
Compiled by: Rebecca Valencia, Springfield, Missouri
Although national and local media affiliates gave little, or no, recognition of the global peace movement, the numbers cannot be denied. One activist in Springfield, Missouri compiled the statistics from all the www.indymedia.org sources available. Other sources reporting protests in a particular city are noted. Please feel free to check www.indymedia.org to verify accuracy of the numbers of protesters, or the alternate source referenced. Some cities listed did not include the number of participants on the IMC posting.
Also, United for Peace and Justice ( http://www.unitedforpeace.org or 212-868-5545) began compiling a list of participating cities. This information is included with this report to assist anyone wishing to continue with the research.
CITY/STATE (local venue) #'s protesting Comments or
media source other than
USA - DOMESTIC PROTESTS:
Fayetteville, AR (Univ. of Arkansas-Fayetteville) 60-75
Phoenix, AZ ?
Eureka, CA 1,000's
Fresno, CA 500 +
Hollywood, CA 2,000 +
Los Angeles, CA 4,000 (LAtimes.com)
Reedley, CA ?
San Diego, CA 10,000 +
San Francisco, CA 1,000's
San Jose, CA 2,000
Santa Barbara, CA ?
Santa Cruz, CA (UCSC-events for 1 week) ?
(UCSC-SAW-Students Against War)
Santa Monica, CA ?
Denver, CO 1,000+
Danbury, CT ?
Hartford, CT 1,000+
Washington, DC (Layfayette Park) 5,000-6,000
Miami, FL 100's +++
(Miami-1,000 per santacruz.indymedia.org)
Atlanta, GA (begin at CNN bldg) 250-300
Honolulu, HA (Ala Mouna Park march) 1,000 +
Honolulu, HA (Federal Bldg rally) 140 +
Honolulu (25 street corners w/ protestors) ?
Chicago, IL 3,000 +
Urbana-Champaign, IL 100's+
Indianapolis, IN ?
Amherst, MA ?
Boston, MA (rally) 5,000
Boston, MA (march) 500
Roslindale, MA ?
Baltimore, MD (rally St. Peter Claver church) 250
Baltimore, MD (march) 300+
Casco Bay, ME (www.peacebridges.org) ?
Ann Arbor, MI 300
Detroit, MI 200+
Grand Rapids, MI (downtown) 75
Grand Rapids (25 in marching band) 25
(march to key locations of Grand Rapids crowds)
Grand Rapids (Woodland Mall) ?
Grand Rapids (Centerpointe Mall) N/A - Security would
not allow the rally
Lansing, MI 250+
Traverse City, MI 200+
Columbia, MO 400
Kansas City, MO 400+
Springfield, MO 50+
Anoka, MN ?
Minneapolis, MN (Loring Park) 1,500
St. Paul, MN 400 +
Asheville, NC ?
Fayetteville, NC (Fort Bragg protest) 4,800
Concord, NH ?
Portsmouth, NH ?
Englewood, NJ 150 (NorthJersey.com)
Jersey City, NJ ?
Lambertville, NJ ? (Newark, NJ Star-Ledger)
Montclair, NJ 200 (Newark, NJ Star-Ledger)
Newark, NJ ? (Newark, NJ Star-Ledger)
New Brunswick, NJ ?
Albuquerque, NM 300 (CNN)
Las Vegas, NV 90+
Reno, NV ?
Binghamton, NY 200
Buffalo, NY ?
New Paltz, NY 1,700
NYC-Bronx ? (NorthJersey.com)
NYC-Brooklyn ? (NorthJersey.com)
NYC-Central Park, NY 500+
NYC-Harlem 4,500 (police est.) to
Harlem (con't) 10,000 (legal est.)
NYC-Malcolm X Blvd. "100's"
NYC-Manhattan, NY "100's" +
NYC (march to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's house) 4,000
NYC (march to Times Square) "100's" +
NYC (march to Central Park) "100's" +
(people stretched several city blocks)
NYC (Marcus Garvey Park) 1,000 +
NYC-Queens ? (NorthJersey.com)
NYC (Rockefeller Center) "100's" +
NYC (United Nations bldg) 350 (NorthJersey.com)
Rochester, NY 300
Akron, OH 190
Athens, OH ?
Cambridge, OH ?
Cleveland, OH 40+
Cincinnati, OH ?
Columbus, OH 100's +
Dayton, OH ?
Kent, OH 50
Lakewood, OH 60
Oberlin, OH ?
Sandusky, OH 30
Youngstown, OH 200
Oklahoma City, OK 100's +
Tulsa, OK 100's +
Bend, OR 110+
Corvallis, OR 100's +
Cottage Grove, OR 230 (CNN)
Medford, OR 150
Portland, OR 1,000
New Hope, PA ? (Newark, NJ Star-Ledger)
Philadelphia, PA ?
Pittsburg, PA 3,000 (CNN reported 1,000+)
Providence, RI ?
Nashville, TN 300
Austin, TX 100's +
Denton, TX 100+
Fort Worth, TX 200
Houston, TX (City Hall, candlelight vigil 220 +
Houston, TX (Evan Chew Pk march) 200-300
Abingdon, VA 100's+ (visible by Ch. 11 news photo)
Charlottesville, VA ?
Fredericksburg, VA ?
Richmond, VA ?
Seattle, WA 7,000
Vancouver, WA 50
Madison, WI (Reindahl Park/military recruiting station) 250+
Madison, WI (pre-rally bike parade) ?
Milwaukee, WI 500+
Adana, Turkey ? (CNN)
Athens 3,000 (Joplin Independent per the Times)
Istanbul 15,000 (CNN)
Oslo, Norway 400 (CNN)
Sao Paulo 3,000
Stockholm 300 (CNN)
Sydney 3,000 +
Vancouver 500 (www. mawovancouver.org)
Canada ~ appx. 42 cities in Canada planned protests.
SOURCES/RESEARCH TO FACILITATE ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ON THE
NUMBERS WHO PROTESTED MARCH 18-20:
726 TOWNS AND CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE ANTI-WAR EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM MARCH 18-20
This list has been compiled from numerous sources, principally from the United for Peace and Justice events calendar ( http://meetup.radicaldesigns.org/calendar_display.php?caltype=32)
and the anti-war vigil listings of the American Friends Service Committee
and Sojourners Magazine: ( http://sojo.demaction.org/event/nationalEventSearch.jsp?national_event_KEY=9)
Visit http://www.unitedforpeace.org for an updated version of this list, or to add additional events..
ALABAMA: Anniston, Calera, Jacksonville, Hoover, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Oneonta
ALASKA: Anchorage, Homer, Juneau
ARIZONA: Cottonwood, Phoenix, Prescott, Show Low, Tempe, Tucson, Window Rock, Winslow
ARKANSAS: Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Little Rock
CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Albion, Altadena, Bakersfield, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Bishop, Brentwood, Capistrano Beach, Castro Valley, Cazadero, Clayton, Cloverdale, Corona, Costa Mesa, Cupertino, Davis, Eagle Rock, El Centro, Encinitas, Eureka, Fairfax, Fallbrook, Fresno, Glendora, Hollister, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Idylwild, Irvine, La Canada, Lafayette, Lakeport, Livermore, Loomis, Los Angeles, Malibu, Mendocino, Mill Valley, Mountain View, Mt. Shasta, Napa, Oakland, Oxnard, Pacific Palisades, Pacifica, Palm Springs, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Penn Valley, Petaluma, Piedmont, Placerville, Pleasanton, Redding, Redlands, Reedley, Riverside, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Santa Cruz, Santee, Sausalito, Sonora, Susanville, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Valencia, Van Nuys, Ventura, Walnut Creek, West Hollywood, Willits
COLORADO: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Longmont, Lyons, Niwot, Paonia, Steamboat Springs, Walsenburg
CONNECTICUT: Danbury, Hartford, Madison, New Haven, Norwalk, Shelton, West Hartford
DELAWARE: Lewes, Odessa, Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Washington, D.C.
FLORIDA: Altoona, Bunnell, Delray Beach, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Lake Worth Beach, Lakeland, Marina, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Niceville, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Palm City, Pensacola, Sanford, Sarasota, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Sunrise, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach
GEORGIA: Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Decatur, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Savannah, St. Simons, Stone Mountain
HAWAII: Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Pahoa
IDAHO: Boise, Ketchum, Pocatello, Sandpoint
ILLINOIS: Arlington Heights, Canton, Carbondale, Chicago, Evanston, Glen Ellyn, Kankakee, Macomb, Morton, Mt. Prospect, Naperville, Oak Park, Olney, Palatine, Park Ridge, Peoria, Rock Island, Rockford, Schaumburg, Springfield, Urbana-Champaign,
INDIANA: Bloomington, Cromwell, Ft. Wayne, Gary, Granger, Goshen, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Mishawaka, Muncie, North Manchester, Notre Dame, South Bend, Terre Haute, Washington
IOWA: Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fort Madison, Iowa City, West Union
KANSAS: Emporia, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Newton, Olathe, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Salina, Topeka, Wichita
KENTUCKY: Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville, Paducah
LOUISIANA: Baton Rouge, Keithville, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Thibodaux
MAINE: Augusta, Boothbay, Brooksville, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Falmouth, Kennebunk, Machias, Newcastle, Portland, Presque Isle, Skowhegan
MARYLAND: Baltimore, Columbia, Darnestown, Eastport, Mount Rainier, Olney, Pasadena, Rockville, Salisbury, Silver Spring, Takoma Park
MASSACHUSETTS: Abington, Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Boston, Brimfield, Cambridge, Connecticut Valley, Duxbury, Fall River, Falmouth, Harwich, Holyoke, Hyannis, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Longmeadow, Monson, Montague, Nantucket, Natick, New Bedford, Newburyport, Newton, Northampton, Norton, Pittsfield, Quincy, South Hadley, Spencer, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Vineyard Haven, Wendell, Waltham, Warwick, Wenham, Westborough, Westfield, Winchester, Woburn, Worcester
MICHIGAN: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Big Rapids, Chelsea, Detroit, East Lansing, Ferndale, Flint, Fremont, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Livonia, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Montague, Muskegon, Owosso, Pinckney, Port Huron, Prudenville, Redford, Royal Oak, Saranac, St. Joseph, Traverse City
MINNESOTA: Alexandria, Anoka, Bemidji, Burnsville, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Lake Crystal, Lino Lakes, Litchfield, Little Falls, Marshall, Minneapolis, Montevideo, Red Wing, Shoreview, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Stillwater
MISSISSIPPI: Biloxi, Jackson, Jonestown, Oxford, Starkville, Tupelo
MISSOURI: Camdenton, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Lake St. Louis, Osage Beach, Rolla, Springfield, St. Louis
MONTANA: Bozeman, Dillon, Dutton, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Whitefish
NEBRASKA: Belgrade, Gothenburg, Grand Island, Hastings, Lincoln, Omaha
NEVADA: Las Vegas, Reno
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Concord, Conway, Gofftown, Hanover, Keene, Milford, Plymouth, Wakefield, Walpole, Wolfeboro
NEW JERSEY: Atlantic City, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Cherry Hill, Englewood, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Highland Park, Lambertville, Maplewood, Marlton, Merchantville, Montclair, Moorestown, Ocean Gate, Secaucus, Stirling, Woodstown
NEW MEXICO: Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Rinconada, Santa Fe, Silver City, Taos, Truth or Consequences
NEW YORK: Albany, Bay Shore, Bellport, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chatham, Cherry Valley, Cooperstown, Coram, Dobbs Ferry, East Norwich, Elmira, Farmingdale, Flushing, Garden City, Greenport, Ithaca, Johnson City, Kingston, Liberty, Nanuet, New Hartford, New Paltz, New York, Oneonta, Patchogue, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Saranac Lake, Sarasota Springs, Saugerties, Schenectady, Setauket, Southampton, Staatsburg, Staten Island, Stony Brook, Syracuse, Troy, Trumansburg, Utica, Wading River, Watertown, Woodstock, Yonkers
NORTH CAROLINA: Asheville, Belhaven, Boone, Burnsville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Columbus, Cullowhee, Fayetteville, Fletcher, Raleigh, Shelby, Southport, Waynesville, Wilmington
NORTH DAKOTA: Fargo, Minot
OHIO: Akron, Archbold, Bellevue, Cambridge, Cincinnati, Circleville, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Columbus, Dayton, Delaware, Jefferson, Kent, Lima, Medina, Oberlin, Reynoldsburg, Sandusky, Springfield, Stoutsville, Tiffin, Toledo, University Heights, Westerville, Wilmington, Youngstown
OKLAHOMA: Fort Gibson, Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa
OREGON: Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Enterprise, Eugene, Grants Pass, Lincoln City, Manzanita, Medford, Pendleton, Portland, Salem, The Dalles
PENNSYLVANIA: Allentown, Bally, Bangor, Beaver, Bellefonte, Bethlehem, Bryn Athyn, Chambersburg, Coatesville, Easton, Emmaus, Erie, Harrisburg, Hatboro, Hatfield, Healdsburg, Hellerton, Honesdale, Huntingdon, Jenkintown, Jim Thorpe, Kutztown, Lancaster, Lansdowne, Lewisburg, Middleburg, Mohnton, Nazareth, New Tripoli, Norristown, Pennsburg, Philadelphia, Phillipsburg, Pittsburgh, Schnecksville, Squirrel Hill, St. Davids, State College, Valley Forge, Warminster, Wellsboro, West Chester, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Worcester, Wynnewood, York
RHODE ISLAND: Newport, Providence
SOUTH CAROLINA: Anderson, Charleston, Florence, Greenville, Myrtle Beach
SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Spearfish
TENNESSEE: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Mountain City, Nashville, Sevierville
TEXAS: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Bellarie, Brownsville, Cameron, Cedar Park, Colleyville, Comfort, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Galveston, Granbury, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen, Rowlett, San Antonio, Wichita Falls
UTAH: Logan, Moab, Salt Lake City
VERMONT: Barre, Brattleboro, Bristol, Burlington, Craftsbury Common, Essex Junction, Hardwick, Manchester, Newport, Richmond, Ripton, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Williston
VIRGINIA: Abingdon, Arlington, Augusta, Blacksburg, Chantilly, Charlottesville, Falls Church, Floyd, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Leesburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Staunton, Waynesboro, Williamsburg
WASHINGTON: Anacortes, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Centralia, Edwards, Gig Harbor, Kingston, Lacey, Langley, Longview, Lopez Village, Mercer Island, Mount Vernon, Olympia, Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Poulsbo, Redmond, Seattle, Silverdale, Snohomish, Spokane, Suquamish, Swinomish Reservation, Tacoma, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Wenatchee
WEST VIRGINIA: Charleston, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, Wheeling
WISCONSIN: Algoma, Appleton, Ashland, Beloit, Brookfield, Burlington, Cable, De Pere, Eau Claire, Fish Creek, Hayward, Janesville, Kenosha, Madison, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Menomonie, Milwaukee, Minocqua, Monona, Mukwonago, Oshkosh, Port Washington, Racine, Rice Lake, Ripon, Sheboygan, Sister Bay, St. Croix Falls, Sturgeon Bay, Superior, Viroqua, Watertown, Waukesha, Wausau, West Allis, Wisconsin Dells
WYOMING: Casper, Cheyenne, Lander, Laramie, Sheridan
ACTION ALERT * UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
http://www.unitedforpeace.org | 212-868-5545
http://www.unitedforpeace.org/events. A state-by-state listing of the towns and cities where events will occur is below. If you know of an event not represented on this list, please add it to our website calendar at http://www.unitedforpeace.org/events. If you live in a community where no event is planned yet, organize your own -- make a few signs, call a few friends, and gather in a high-profile location to demonstrate your opposition to this pointless war.
http://www.iraqpledge.org/ There will be numerous protests outside military recruitment centers, to counter the predatory targeting of youth by the U.S. armed forces, in places ranging from Tucscon, Arizona to Springfield, Missouri to Williston, Vermont. And there will be an array of nonviolent civil disobedience actions across the country, many as part of a new National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance Against the War in Iraq (visit http://www.iraqpledge.org/ for more information).
http://www.unitedforpeace.org/faith This weekend will also mark the formal launching of Clergy and Laity Concerned About Iraq. Nurtured by United for Peace and Justice, this new national faith-based network is focusing on the immorality of the war and occupation. Visit http://www.unitedforpeace.org/faith for highlighted events and more information.
http://www.ncpeacejustice.org Many of the events throughout the country will feature veterans and family members of active-duty soldiers speaking out against the war. In Fayetteville, NC, home of Ft. Bragg, military families and veterans have been central to organizing what promises to be an extraordinary mobilization. If you live in driving distance from Fayetteville, we urge you to join this powerful event (visit http://www.ncpeacejustice.org for more details).