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Direct Action to Stop the War

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Direct Action to Stop the War

Direct Action to Stop the War (DASW) was an organization that coordinated Miami and New York.

The March 2003 San Francisco actions were the culmination of twenty years of urban direct action organizing. Beginning with the War Chest Tours of the early 1980s and continuing through the 1991 Gulf War and other occasions, direct activists developed the blockading and disruptive tactics that were used by thousands of protesters in opposition to the 2003 war on Iraq. The 1980s protests are documented with photos and narratives at

On Jan. 6, 2008, Direct Action to Stop the War was reconvened, with the goal of organizing several direct actions in the San Francisco Bay Area to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War.

See also


  • Reference to DASW Web Archive

External links

  • Current website for Direct Action to Stop the War
  • offers online organizing resources for civil disobedience
  • features photo-coverage of contemporary civil disobedience actions
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