Critical Mass celebrates fourteen-year anniversary
Calls on Bush administration to end misadventure
in Iraq and Afghanistan
Critical Mass bicyclists convened at Justin Herman Plaza yesterday
to celebrate the 14th anniversary of Critical Mass.
September 30, 2006
Several hundred bicycle riders convened on the 14th anniversary
of Critical Mass at Justin Herman Plaza yesterday evening calling
on the Bush regime to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and
Iraq, and to bring to an end the Bush administration's failed
policy of securing peace and security in the Middle East.
Over 2900 coalition troops have died
in Iraq, as many as 19,000 have been wounded and/or maimed,
and over 44,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since U.S.troops
invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003.
Meanwhile, a recent U.S. declassified intelligence report
indicates the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is fueling
terrorism and helping to recruit "supporters for the global
Keefer, Green Party candidate for the 8th Congressional District,
whose campaign platform includes the impeachment of President
Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, for crimes against humanity,
attended the Critical Mass event to bring awareness to Keefer's
campaign and candidacy.
"Nancy Pelosi does not represent the core values of many
San Franciscans. She continues to support
appropriations for the war effort while maintaining a public
appearance of being anti-war," Keefer explained to San Francisco
constituents while handing out campaign literature.
Rosenthal, candidate for District 8 Supervisor, was also present
at the gathering to help garner support for her challenge to incumbent