Friday, September 25th, 2009, Noon – 5:00 PM. Pittsburgh: Thousands to March to the G20 Summit to Bring the Peoples’ Demands: Money for Human Needs, Not for Wars and Occupations – Environmental Justice for the Earth and its Inhabitant – Jobs and Health Care for All.
WHAT: Permitted rally and “Peoples’ March” to G20 Summit
WHO: Thomas Merton Center Antiwar Committee and 40+ endorsing groups

WHERE: The plans for Friday are:
12:00 pm – Opening Rally at the corner of Fifth and Craft Avenues in Oakland.
2:00pm – Protestors will march down Fifth Ave. to the City County Building Downtown for a speak-out.
3:00pm – They will march down Grant St. to the Federal Building for another speak-out.
3:30pm – They will march down 10th St. to a block from the G20 and then conclude the march.
At least three feeder marches are being organized to join the march along the route.

Angry at the lack of opportunity for public input at the upcoming G20 Summit and the escalating global economic and environmental crises, the Thomas Merton Center and its Antiwar Committee are organizing a permitted march to make sure the peoples’ demands are heard. “Anyone who has lost a job, a home, a loved one to war, lost value to a retirement plan, gotten sick from environmental pollution, or lived without adequate healthcare, water, or food has been directly affected by policies set by the G20 and should join us on Sept. 25th,” said Jessica Banner of the Antiwar Committee. Thousands of people from around the nation are expected to participate in the Peoples’ March. More info at:
TMC Antiwar Committee web site
Merton Center G20 media web site
Thomas Merton Center web site