Weekend of Anti-War Events

By Judith Scherr
Friday March 16, 2007

On the fourth anniversary of the war on Iraq, people need to show their opposition to the war, says Phoebe Anne Sorgen, member of the city’s Peace and Justice Commission and active with Code Pink, among other organizations. 

“Decision makers are influenced by public opinion,” she told the Planet, adding that it appears that the U.S. is “on the eve of war on Iran that risks to be even more devastating than the war on Iraq.” 

Sorgen is among the endorsers of Sunday’s San Francisco anti-war march sponsored by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition. The march begins at noon at Justin Herman Plaza, followed by a march to Civic Center.  

In Berkeley, some people are meeting at the North Berkeley BART station at 11:15 a.m. Sorgen said. 

Chris Banks is organizing East Bay youth to march together on Sunday. They will gather at the West Oakland BART station at 10 a.m. Banks said that some people thought that the Democrats would move to end the war. “Their vote for Democrats was a repudiation of the Bush administration,” he said Tuesday in a phone interview from the A.N.S.W.E.R. offices in San Francisco.  

“Instead we’ve seen an escalation of the war,” he said. Youth see resources that should go to their education “used to conquer another country.” 

Other events opposing the war on its fourth anniversary include: 


Friday, Candlelight Vigil, 7:30 p.m. Lakeshore Ave. Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. Rep. Barbara Lee to speak 


Saturday, 11 a.m. Walnut Creek march and rally. Walnut Creek BART parking lot to Civic Center 

7 p.m. Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. 

Film: Ground Truth 


Monday, Noon, 450 Golden Gate Ave. 

Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district office to urge Pelosi to deny White House war funding.