Take a Stand: Against the Right Wing Agenda, For the Wisconsin Protests

February 24, 2011 by Doug Porter
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And for Your Own Well Being So you’ve been seeing all this stuff in the media about what’s going on with workers in the mid-west, or the attacks on Planned Parenthood funding, or the move in the US Congress (by the GOP) to strip the federal government of virtually all its capacity to regulate public […]

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Rally In Solidarity of the People In Wisconsin As They Resist Union-Busting

February 18, 2011 by Staff

Rally in Support of Wisconsin Workers and Collective Bargaining Rights! This week, the OB Rag has been helping our readers experience and observe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to use budget shortfalls as an excuse to take away the  rights of more than 150,000 workers while tens of thousands of citizens protested this move. The […]

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Frank, Doug and Patty are off to Palms Springs

January 30, 2011 by Patty Jones
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UPDATE: We have returned, and will be filing full reports and media for the morrow. In the meantime we can confirm that 25 were peacefully arrested in a civil disobedience action, with a crowd close to 2,000.  Over a dozen buses brought people to the rally spot in Rancho Mirage from all over Southern California. […]

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Dwindling numbers of tea party activists rally against “Obamacare”

August 8, 2010 by Frank Gormlie
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There was a tea party rally yesterday (8-7-10) at Spanish Landing along San Diego Harbor, organized by a so-called “doctors” group against – what the extreme right calls – “Obamacare” – the newly enacted federal medical care reforms. Yet the rally – attended by approximately 400 protesters – displayed something rally organizers are not swift to admit – dwindling numbers of tea party activists coming out to such events – as earlier tea party rallies had upwards of a thousand people.

A small group of counter-protesters were out there in the sun as well, holding signs supporting medicare for all. About a dozen folks – organized by a progressive group of local doctors and healthcare workers – Physicians for a National Health Program – had somehow found parking and managed to get to the sidelines of the much larger crowd.

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More thoughts on the tsunami tea party rally

February 28, 2010 by Dave Rice
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I went down to check out this whole Tea Party extravaganza today. This is my take on it, or at least a list of random thoughts I had and a list of things I saw today…

I headed down a bit late, probably should’ve been out by 10:15 instead of 10:40. Oh well. Street parking was scarce, but there were some terrific displays of capitalism, namely empty Ace parking lots charging $10 to get in. I parked a mile or so away and walked first along the bay side of Harbor drive, about 10 minutes after the 11 a.m. rally was scheduled to begin. I don’t know how many the teabaggers were claiming would attend or how many they’re going to claim did, but by my estimate they got maybe 250 – I heard some other estimates in the low 300s, which are entirely feasible too, as a few more people trickled in until noon or so.

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Local rallies organized to carry unloaded weapons

August 27, 2009 by Source
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A retired Navy petty officer in Escondido is organizing weekly rallies for next month during which people are encouraged to bring unloaded guns to highlight the right to openly carry the firearms.

Gerald Reaster, 69, said he is asserting his Second Amendment rights …

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IRAQ – 6 YEARS of WAR and OCCUPATION MARCH & RALLY, San Diego, Saturday March 21, 2009

March 20, 2009 by Patty Jones
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MARCH & RALLY, Saturday March 21, 2009

2:30 PM Rally at the War Memorial building on Park Boulevard
Sponsored by The San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice (SDCPJ)

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We Are Hopin’ to Keep the Doors Open! Photo Gallery

November 15, 2008 by Frank and Patty

Ocean Beach Library – citizens rally to keep libraries open. GO HERE FOR LATEST UPDATE (Click on the pictures to see larger versions of them) OCEAN BEACH, SAN DIEGO CA. “We are hopin’ to keep the doors open!” was chanted today throughout the downtown business district of Ocean Beach, as 150 O.B. residents and library […]

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Showing Some Love, Ocean Beach Library Rally Videos

November 15, 2008 by Patty Jones

Ocean Beach, San Diego CA Frank Gormlie and Anna Daniels speak to the crowd who came to the Ocean Beach Library today to show their opposition to city library closures. Sorry the video quality is so bad, but the speakers were great!   These two young girls showed their love for the library and books.

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Caravan to Rally Against Education Budget Cuts

May 5, 2008 by Patty Jones

The Association of Raza Educators along with other teacher organizations have planned a state-wide Caravan to rally against the Education Budget Cuts. The Caravan will begin in San Diego with a press conference at 3:30 on Thursday May 8th at Chicano Park. They will be joining other educators from Los Angeles who will be holding […]

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San Diego County Teachers & Supporters Rally to Protest Education Cuts

April 19, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

SAN DIEGO, CA. Teachers, students and their supporters gathered this morning in Balboa Park and marched to the California State Building in downtown San Diego in a protest against proposed education budget cuts. At around 9:30 Saturday morning, hundreds of people met at the intersection of Park Avenue and Presidential Way, then marched down Park […]

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More Peace Rally Photos

March 16, 2008 by Patty Jones

More great photos, these from our friend unk4jazz who we had the pleasure of meeting at the rally yesterday! We are well met! Click on the image to see a larger version at unk4jazz’s flickr site.

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Nearly 1000 San Diegans Rally & March Against the Iraq War

March 15, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

CITY HEIGHTS, SAN DIEGO, CA: Nearly a thousand San Diegans participated in a march and rally against the Iraq war and occupation in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego, today. Famed novelist and social critic Gore Vidal spoke at the rally in Teralta Park. The protests began around 1:00 p.m. at the corner of […]

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Out of Iraq Now! – March & Rally TODAY – Saturday March 15th – Gore Vidal to speak

March 11, 2008 by Patty Jones

  MARCH & RALLY Today – March 15, 2008, 12 noon Fairmount and University, City Heights, San Diego Featured speaker: Gore Vidal Five Years of War – Look at the Cost End the Occupation of Iraq – Troops Out Now Healthcare, Jobs and Education, No More War and Occupation Fund the Wounded, Not the War […]

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