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November 18th, 2008

Anti-war veterans deploy 4,171 toy soldiers at gas station

By David Edwards and Muriel Kane / Raw Story In a daring guerrilla raid earlier this fall, members of the Los Angeles chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) infiltrated a local gas station to deploy a battalion of 4171 toy soldiers, together with a sign reading, "Price of ... continue reading

November 12th, 2008

Hofstra anti-war protesters plead not guilty

By Ann Givens / Newsday A group of Iraq war veterans and their supporters who were arrested outside last month's third presidential debate at Hofstra University pleaded not guilty yesterday to disorderly conduct. The 15 defendants, including 10 veterans, came to Nassau First District Court in Hempstead surrounded by supporters, ... continue reading

November 11th, 2008

Iraq vet says he won't return

By Theresa Hogue / Corvallis Gazette-Times When Benjamin Lewis was 17, he joined the Marine Corps’ delayed entry program, looking for a new direction in his life. He had dropped out of school and was struggling. The military seemed like a good option.After two deployments to Iraq, and an honorable ... continue reading

November 7th, 2008

Activists urge Bush, Cheney indictment

Press TV A group of anti-war activists will call for the indictment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for war crimes. Members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) will protest next week in front of the US Justice Department to urge Attorney General Michael ... continue reading

October 18th, 2008

Matthis Chiroux of the "Hempstead 15" Recounts His Debate Experience

Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 2008, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and supporters gathered near the Hempstead, N.Y., train station to march on the final presidential debate at Hofstra University. Our intent was made clear in a letter to Bob Schieffer, the debate moderator, one week prior. We wanted two ... continue reading

October 17th, 2008

15 protestors arrested at Hofstra debate

By Patrick Whittle / Newsday A series of Iraq war protests throughout the day culminated with the arrest of 15 people on disorderly conduct charges at the gates of Hofstra University. The largest crowd, about 350 people, carrying signs and shouting slogans, gathered outside the gates at 5:30 p.m. and ... continue reading

September 7th, 2008

At Both Conventions, a Band Salutes Anarchy

By David Carr / New York Times ST. PAUL — On Wednesday night, Republican delegates fresh off Gov. Sarah Palin’s vice presidential nomination speech at the Xcel Energy Center here formed a conga line of taxis, buses and private cars to Minneapolis, where post-convention parties were firing up. At almost ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2008

Marchers urge Republicans to halt Iraq war

ST PAUL, Minnesota (AFP) — They came in their thousands -- veterans, grandmothers, young families and even disgruntled Republicans bearing banners and peace flags, and calling in one voice to end the war in Iraq.Under the watchful eye of scores of police in riot gear, thousands of protestors marched through ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2008

Boston father of fallen Marine leads protest

By Bryan Bender / Boston Globe ST. PAUL - The father of a Boston Marine killed in Iraq led thousands of antiwar protesters yesterday in a boisterous but largely peaceful demonstration outside the Republican National Convention, while riot police and National Guardsmen clashed separately with a collection of small fringe ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2008

Anti-war Vets March on GOP Convention

Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. - About 100 veterans marched in formation to the site of the Republican National Convention on Monday, hoping their experience would lend credibility to their anti-war message. Many members of Iraq Veterans Against the War were in uniform as they pressed for a meeting with ... continue reading

August 29th, 2008

10 Arrested on Final Day of DNC

MyFox Colorado Authorities say 10 people were arrested on the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, bringing the total since last weekend to 152. The 10 people arrested Thursday were held on charges ranging from interference and obstruction to marijuana possession, throwing stones and illegal dumping. On ... continue reading

August 28th, 2008

Obama camp meets with Iraq war veterans protesting at Democratic convention

About 50 members of Iraq Veterans Against the War lead 4,000 protesters on a march that ends five hours later outside the Pepsi Center when their request to meet with a liaison is granted. By Nicholas Riccardi and DeeDee Correll / Los Angeles Times DENVER -- About 50 Iraq war ... continue reading

August 28th, 2008

Thousands In Anti-War March Deliver Letter To Obama

Tensions Rise After Peaceful Downtown Demonstration KMGH Denver DENVER -- A column of people three blocks long, led by members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, marched from a Rage Against the Machine Concert at the Denver Coliseum to the Pepsi Center, where the Democratic National Convention was being ... continue reading

August 28th, 2008

Iraq veterans endorse Obama

By Kimberly Hefling / Associated Press DENVER -- Iraq war veterans brought their military credibility to the podium on Wednesday and endorsed Sen. Barack Obama as the best candidate to lead the military and help veterans. Obama is challenged by GOP Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot who was ... continue reading

August 26th, 2008

Vets Blitz Mall Lunch Hour with Anti-war Message

By Chris Casey / Fort Collins Now The usual business lunch crowd on the 16th Street mall dodged a group of U.S. Army veterans holding invisible guns and crouching against potential enemy fire. Sometimes the 25-member group, outfitted in fatigues, would grab “Iraqi citizens” and push them up against building ... continue reading

August 26th, 2008

Iraq vets take to the streets to protest the war

By Harry Esteve / Oregonian DENVER -- A few dozen Iraq War vets, dressed in full camo gear, staged one of the more eye-catching demonstrations of the day outside the Colorado Convention Center, enacting what they said are everyday street scenes in the Middle East. The group, representing Iraq Veterans ... continue reading

August 26th, 2008

Anti-war activists 'occupy' streets of Denver

By Luige Delpuerto / Arizona Capitol Times Antiwar activists in fatigue uniforms marched in the streets of Denver yesterday, theatrically waving imaginary guns and doing military formations, lying flat on the ground or sticking close to the walls as if in combat. “We’re showing the people of Denver what occupations ... continue reading

August 26th, 2008

Iraq vet aims to fulfill mission at Tent State

By Abby Curtis / Rocky Mountain News Sholom Keller sat on a park bench at the Tent State University encampment at the City of Cuernavaca Park Monday afternoon and whipped a worn copy of the U.S. Constitution out of his back pocket. His blue eyes bright behind his glasses, the ... continue reading

August 25th, 2008

The Funk the War Parade

By Ryan D. Briceland, Denver Young Democrats / Examiner My first war protest! Man, what can I say? It was exciting, it was colorful, it was a little surreal. Overall, it was pretty freaking cool. As I rode my bike to Union Station for the start of the Tent State ... continue reading

August 25th, 2008

Tent State: 10,000 demonstrated, more to come

By Jay Hamburger / Denver Post Tent State University organizers said they had drawn between 8,000 and 10,000 people to their demonstration through midday Sunday, the event's first day, far fewer than they expect to come later. Rik Church, the stage manager at Tent State, being held at City of ... continue reading

August 25th, 2008

Vets against war rally in Denver

By Carlos Illescas / Denver Post About 100 participants with the Iraq Veterans Against the War group arrived at Union Station around 1:45 p.m. today, targeting the Democratic National Convention and chanting anti-war messages and carrying signs saying "Stop the War." Michael Spinnato, a former Marine, said he realized that ... continue reading

August 19th, 2008

Veterans against Iraq War make stop in Capitol

By Barbara Hoberock / Tulsa World OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War on Monday stopped in Oklahoma City to draw attention to their cause. The group, wearing black shirts reading "Honor the Warrior Not the War," and "Iraq Veterans Against the War" is stopping at eight ... continue reading

August 19th, 2008

Anti-war group visits state

Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY -- Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War spoke out Monday in Oklahoma as part of a national tour that includes events in Oklahoma City and Lawton, near Fort Sill Army Base. Several members of the anti-war group attended a news conference at the state Capitol, ... continue reading

August 8th, 2008

Tent State University Rules on Freedom Cage

By Jon Bowman / My Fox Colorado DENVER - In a bit of a shock to City leaders, Tent State University members will use the Freedom Cage at Pepsi Center for overnight safety of its group. "We will use the Freedom Cage each night after our events at City Park ... continue reading

August 6th, 2008

Vets group to hold anti-war concert

By Marci Royal Huggins / Fayetteville Observer Six members of Iraq Veterans Against the War will hold a free concert tonight for soldiers and veterans at Docks at the Capitol on Hay Street. The organization, which formed in 2004, has 1,250 members who share a common belief that the occupation ... continue reading

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