Tuesday, February 20 , 2018, 2:04 am | Fair 41º


Local News

Santa Barbara Coalition Organizing Anti-War Rally

Saturday's 'economic wake-up call' will begin at 11 a.m. at De la Guerra Plaza

Speakers gathered at Santa Barbara City Hall last week to call for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to promote a rally planned for this Saturday.

A local coalition will hold an “economic wake-up call” rally on Saturday, the eight-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Participants will gather at De la Guerra Plaza about 11 a.m. and march down State Street to Arlington West about 11:45 a.m.

“You know your way of living was not what it was 10 years ago,” former Councilman Babatunde Folayemi said Friday.

Speakers said the wars have gone on too long, cost too much money and have taken too many lives.

“We could stay within the budget if we stopped bombing people,” said Marty Blum, former Santa Barbara mayor and recently elected SBCC trustee.

Representatives from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, SBCC’s Peace Now, Veterans for Peace and other community organizations were present Friday and are organizing the upcoming march.

Noozhawk staff writer Giana Magnoli can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk or @NoozhawkNews.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >