Signs of Our Times: San Francisco Peace Rally Expresses How Most Americans Feel nspiring people-power signs from SF Civic Center rally on August 26, 2017, when tens of thousands marched to reject hate and racism

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On Saturday, August 26, thousands of Californians rallied for a ‘Peace Love and Understanding” event outside San Francisco’s Civic Center. Tens of thousands of others turned out for a number of other peaceful marches and rallies around the city.

What follows is a pictorial of a dozen of the many signs of our times on display during the unusually hot and sunny day; a day which turned out to be an impromptu 50th anniversary happening in the spirit of San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love.

Before the photos below is a video of Bree, the 23 Year old Mexican-American Californian holding a “U Hate Me I Love You” sign.  Bree, a human resources manager who lives in San Francisco,  said that she started the day fearful of her safety because of the attacks in Charlottesville. But then, with the support of her best friend, she decided to take to the streets to stand up to hate despite her fear.  “This is the year 2017; we can make this change!” Bree says, and then, channelling Alan Ginsberg,  adds,  “Just the idea of love: I feel like it’s really a movement; it’s really going to push us in the direction that we need to be to really understand each other.”


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Copyright 2017 by the Sonoma Independent.org. Free to share with attribution
Copyright 2017 by the Sonoma Independent.org. Free to share with attributiod

Copyright 2017 by the Sonoma Independent.org. Free to share with attribution

Copyright 2017 by the Sonoma Independent.org. Free to share with attribution
Copyright 2017 by the Sonoma Independent.org. Free to share with attribution
Copyright 2017 by the Sonoma Independent.org. Free to share with attribution
Rally participant dancing with sign and Michael Franti. Copyright 2017 by the Sonoma Independent.org. Free to share with attribution
23 year old Bree and her best friend, who supported her decision to join the rally. Copyright 2017 by the Sonoma Independent.org. Free to share with attribution
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Jonathan Greenberg is Editor of the award-winning, privately owned public interest website The Sonoma Independent, which he founded in 2015 with the mission of informing to empower. Jonathan is an investigative financial journalist with 40 years of experience with national publications. During the past few years, Jonathan wrote three of the most widely-read exposes about Trump’s career published in the Washington Post. Jonathan was the notorious Forbes 400 reporter who taped two long Trump calls in 1984 in which he pretended to be the fictitious John Baron. His Post expose about this, with audio here, has been the subject of monologues on Colbert, the Daily Show and Seth Meyer’s A Closer Look. Jonathan has appeared live on a dozen top news shows, including Chris Cuomo’s CNN Good Day and most recently on CNN’s prime time Upfront with Erin Burnett to expose Trump’s latest lies. a fuller bio and links to Jonathan's work can be found at JonathanGreenberg.com.

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