Archive for March, 2007

Pics of the Pittsburgh March Against the War

March 26, 2007

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh was there to march against the war –

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette pics and story.

And so was Democracy for Pittsburgh

Several more pics can be found at 2 Political Junkies

More links to pics at the Thomas Merton Center.

And one protester’s story in words and pictures is here.

…details…Democracy for Pittsburgh: March Against War on 3/24….details…

March 19, 2007

Pittsburgh, PA –

Democracy for Pittsburgh March Against the War on 3/24

Democracy for Pittsburgh is an official endorser of this event so let’s make DFP and DFA a big part of Pittsburgh’s biggest anti-war rally ever!

Here are the details for Democracy for Pittsburgh’s particpation in the March Against the War:


There is an large old brick building on the north side of Centre Avenue between N. Dithridge St. and Dollar St. (2nd block east of Schenley H.S.) It is the only building on the block. The building is marked (carved in stone actually): “1896 Herron Hill Pumping Station DPW” We will meet on the sidewalk in front of the building.

(There is a Subway sandwich shop and a bar located a block or two further east on Centre for anyone hungry or thirsty.)

There is a metered lot a block away at Centre Ave and N. Craig St
There is also parking on Centre Ave. and in the surrounding neighborhood.
Other suggestions for parking:
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial – underground parking / entrance on Bigelow / $ 5.00 for the entire day.
CMU Parking Lot – entrance on Moorewood Ave. / FREE
(Since the rally ends up at the Pitt campus, it might be easier for some to park down at S&S or CMU and walk up to the rally. That way they’re closer to their cars when the day concludes.)

Buses 54C, 71A, and 81B all go right by Schenley High School (54C and 71A also go to Oakland)

We’ll meet at 1:00pm to get “Pumped Up” in front of the “1896 Herron Hill Pumping Station DPW” on Centre Ave between Dollar St and N. Dithridge St.

At 1:20 we’ll make the short march up to the rally site (at Schenley H.S.) so that we arrive right at the start of the Schenley rally.

If you arrive after we depart from the Pumping Station, just head up to Schenley H.S. and look for our Democracy for Pittsburgh BANNER. If you look, you will find us. The second rally (at the University of Pittsburgh on Bigelow Ave between 5th Ave and Forbes Ave) will begin about 3:00 so if you are very, very late, meet up with us there.

Just bring your LOUD voices to march behind the NEW Democracy for Pittsburgh banner.

(NOTE: Do not be confused by the 12:30 feeder march advertised on the AWC posters and fliers. This is a separate event taking place at the VA hospital and then joining up with the main rally at Schenley H.S.)

Please RSVP at –

For more info on the march –
Thomas Merton Anti-War Committee

Democracy for Pittsburgh to March Against the War

March 18, 2007


Pittsburgh, PA –

Join your fellow Democracy for Pittsburgh and DFA members from all over western Pennsylvania as we March Against War on 3/24!

For further information and to RSVP go to DFALink



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