HIGHLIGHTS OF GAP PICKET DAY: People in at least 23 cities around the nation (and counting) picketed Gap stores on November 27, for the sake of the Redwood forest. The event was covered by the San Francisco Examiner (front page with big photo of the march in San Francisco -- see right), the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Press Democrat, the San Francisco Chronicle, AP and UPS wire services, CNN, KGO (ABC), KRON (channel 4), CBS-TV (San Francisco), KPFA, KZYX, KMUD, and many local newspapers and broadcast stations around the state and the nation that we didn't even know about (reports are still coming in).
The list of cities where we know Gap Picket Day events occurred include: (in California) San Francisco, Berkeley, Santa Rosa, Eureka, Santa Cruz, Garberville, Marin and San Diego; (elsewhere) New York City (on 5th Avenue), Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Albuquerque, NM, Santa Fe, NM, Boulder, CO, Seattle, WA, Minneapolis, Minn., Missoula, Montana, Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, Utah, Chicago, Ill., Doylestown, PA, Tacoma, WA, and in Hawaii.
We are waiting for more reports. (PICKET ORGANIZERS, GET YOUR REPORTS IN SO WE CAN PUT THEM ON-LINE.)
Following is an update on the city reports, compiled by "Save The Redwoods/Boycott the Gap Campaign" Organizer Mary Bull:
The San Francisco rally and parade were a great success! We made front page of the San Francisco Examiner--with a wonderful color photo of the parade (see above), including the Art and Revolution giant Fisher puppet wearing the sign *Fishers: G-reed A-nd P-rofit,* giant redwoods on stilts, marbled murrelets on 15-ft bamboo poles, and more--marching down Powell street to the Gap flagship store!