Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No Iran War Rallies EVERYWHERE!

After a call to resist U.S. war moves against Iran went out just a few days ago, the list of February 4 rallies to say "No Iran War!" is growing FAST.


February 4, 2012: No Iran War! rallies across the U.S.


To date, actions are listed in:

U.S. NORTHEAST
CONNECTICUT: New Haven
D.C.: Washington
MARYLAND: Baltimore
MASSACHUSETTS: Boston, Fall River
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Plymouth
NEW JERSEY: Jersey City
NEW YORK: New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Saratoga Springs, Delhi, Patchogue
PENNSYLVANIA: Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Lewisburg

U.S. SOUTHEAST
ALABAMA: Huntsville
ARKANSAS: Little Rock
FLORIDA: Tampa, Pompano Beach, Gainesville
GEORGIA: Atlanta, Athens
LOUISIANA: Baton Rouge
NORTH CAROLINA: Raleigh, Brevard, Tarboro
SOUTH CAROLINA: Rock Hill
TENNESSEE: Nashville
VIRGINIA: Norfolk, Richmond, Blacksburg

U.S. MIDWEST
ILLINOIS: Chicago, Bloomington, Champaign
INDIANA: Highland
IOWA: Des Moines
KANSAS: Wichita
MICHIGAN: Detroit, Kochville (Saginaw, Midland & Bay City), Kalamazoo, Lansing
MINNESOTA: Minneapolis
NEBRASKA: Omaha
OHIO: Columbus, Defiance, Cincinnati
WISCONSIN: Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Racine

U.S. - TEXAS & SOUTHWEST
ARIZONA: Phoenix, Tucson
COLORADO: Colorado Springs
NEW MEXICO: Albuquerque
OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma City, Tulsa
TEXAS: Austin, Dallas, Houston, Waco, Amarillo
UTAH: Salt Lake City

U.S. WEST
CALIFORNIA: Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Truckee, Vista, Sacramento
HAWAII: Honolulu
OREGON: Portland, Astoria
WASHINGTON: Seattle

CANADA
ALBERTA: Calgary, Lethbridge
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Vancouver

. . . and the list just gets longer, almost by the hour.

Please check out the list of February 4 "No Iran War!" rallies and encourage organizers you know to add their events to the list. Let's show that this is a NATIONAL movement to stop the next war before it happens!
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Related "No Iran War!" rallies:

Dublin - call for Feb 4
London - January 28
Leeds
Oslo - February 4


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