Photo by Marcus -- Anti-War March in Los Angeles
Several independent filmmakers circulated videos in advance of October 27. Watch them here: "Peace Takes Courage" by Ava Lowery | "Take a Stand" by Robert Greenwald | NEW from Seattle IMC: VIDEO-Music to March by this Saturday
UPDATE -- Reportbacks: Gold Star Fathers Call for Peace at Oklahoma City Rally ||| October 27th Anti-War Rally in Chicago ||| Human Chain Demonstration in Philly ||| Boston: Anti-war Protest Draws New Audience | Peace Outlet | Iraq Veterans Against the War Speak Out | Worcester protests war in Boston | Report from NH-IMC ||| Seattle: Thousands March to End the War | VIDEO--Seattle Roars Part 1 and 2 | Photos, Black Bloc Report, Video | Photos from pdx-imc ||| Minneapolis: Don't Bomb Iran edition ||| Roundup from ANSWER
Each gathering was the result of extensive, behind-the-scenes labor. In addition to on-the-ground logistics, elaborate transportation plans have been put in place to bring demonstrators from neighboring cities via bus, car, train and even foot. This labor is usually coordinated by a regional coalition, such as New England United and the ad hoc Oct. 27 Stop the War Coalition in Los Angeles. Participants include veterans rights groups, unions, religious institutions, political parties -- as well as thousands of unpaid community volunteers. Click on city name for the action page, and story title for independent coverage of the organizing.
Boston: National Day of Action Against the Iraq War | Reports from Worcester IMC: 1, 2 ||| Chicago: Local Congressmen to Announce 10/27 Mobilization ||| Jonesborough, TN ||| Los Angeles: Fund Human Needs Not Private Greed ||| New Orleans: Troops Home Now! ||| New York: Countdown to Oct. 27 Anti-War March in NYC | ALL OUT AGAINST THE WAR! ||| Orlando: Statewide Anti-war March ||| Philadelphia: "We the People must end this war!" ||| Salt Lake City ||| San Francisco: October 27 Coalition Organizes Regional March Against the War ||| Seattle: Pacific Northwest Regional "END THE WAR NOW" March & Rally | End the War ||| Other cities: Denver | Minneapolis | Ft. Lauderdale