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May 29th, 2005

After 19 years in military, homeless in Philadelphia

By Natalie Pompilio and Sam J Lin / Philadelphia Inquirer Luis Mejias admits he did something wrong. Last year, while stationed in Baghdad with the National Guard, he failed a random drug test. The Guard has a zero-tolerance drug policy, and Mejias was immediately discharged. Now Mejias, 39, is home ... continue reading

May 26th, 2005

Kentuckian doesn't regret walking away from war

By Larry Muhammad / The Courier -Journal In March 2004, the Army had 318,533 soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. That same year, it also had a smaller number on its books: 2,479 deserters. Joshua Despain was one of them. Despain, a Kentucky native, is home now, tending bar near ... continue reading

May 10th, 2005

Camilo Mejia’s Long Journey of Conscience From Nicaragua, to Iraq, to Military Prison

By Ron Smith / Narco News Today events are occurring around the United States as part of the National Day of Action for GI Resisters. On March 19 of this year, my wife, and associate producer, Cindy Sousa and I had the opportunity to travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina, home ... continue reading

March 20th, 2005

Former Marine stands strong against the war

By John A. Zukowski / Express-Times Mike Hoffman seems to be an unlikely anti-war leader. He was a lance corporal in the Marines who invaded Iraq two years ago as part of the "Shock and Awe" sweep into Iraq. Hoffman doesn't have the background of an activist. He was the ... continue reading

March 19th, 2005

Peace rally attracts about 3,000 near Fort Bragg

By Valerie Bauman / News & Observer FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- An anti-war rally organized in part by veterans and military families drew about 3,000 people to a park near Fort Bragg - home to more than 40,000 soldiers and thousands of other dependents. Demonstrators attending the rally on the second ... continue reading

March 18th, 2005

Soldiers' families to hold anti-war rally at Ft. Bragg

By Charisse Jones / USA Today Military families and veterans are helping organize a major anti-war rally outside Fort Bragg in North Carolina that could draw several thousand people Saturday, the second anniversary of the Iraq war. Groups such as Iraq Veterans Against The War and Gold Star Families for ... continue reading

March 16th, 2005

Military Families, Iraq Veterans Come to Fayetteville on 2nd Anniv. of Iraq War to Say: 'Support the Troops; Bring Them Home NOW'

U.S. Newswire Military Families Speak Out will join with Iraq Veterans Against the War, Gold Star Families for Peace, Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and thousands of others from North Carolina and around the country in Fayetteville, North Carolina to mark the 2nd anniversary of the U.S. ... continue reading

March 6th, 2005

Veterans and families rally against the war

By Stacy Neumann / News 14 Carolina Organizers of an upcoming peace rally in Fayetteville expect thousands to attend. Among the attendees will be people from the group "Military Families Speak Out." Lou Plummer wants Rowan Park's lawn filled with people who want the same thing he does. "These are ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2005


March 19-20 marks the two-year anniversary of the U.S. bombing and invasion of Iraq. After all of the death and destruction, and with the Bush administration claiming a mandate to continue their war, there's a new urgency and a stronger determination within the global antiwar movement to bring the troops ... continue reading

February 28th, 2005


March and Rally Will Be Largest Held Near Fort Bragg Since Vietnam War On March 19, the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, military families, veterans, communities, congregations and activists from around the U.S. will march in Fayetteville, North Carolina to voice their opposition to the war in Iraq. ... continue reading

February 23rd, 2005


March 19 March and RallyWill Be Largest in Fayetteville Since Vietnam War FAYETTEVILLE, NC—Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Gold Star Families for Peace will march here with thousands of other peace activists from around the country to mark the 2nd anniversary of the ... continue reading

February 18th, 2005

Groups Preparing New Push Against Iraq War; Invasion Anniversary Next Month Is Date Of Campaign Kickoff

Two veterans of military service in Iraq, Rob Sarra, left, and Michael Hoffman, both members of Iraq Veterans Against War, meet at a memorial service at Union Square Park in New York last fall. Peace groups plan to meet in St. Louis this weekend. By Evelyn Nieves / Washington Post ... continue reading

February 7th, 2005

Veterans Protest Iraqi War; Former soldiers in Iraq support troop withdrawal and mass anti-war movement

By William C. Marra / The Harvard Crimson Two veterans of the ongoing Iraq war addressed 150 people in the Science Center Friday, criticizing the purpose and progress of the war and calling for the immediate withdrawal of American troops. “The only way you can support the troops is by ... continue reading

February 2nd, 2005

Military Families, Gold Star Families and Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Bush's State of the Union

To: National Desk Contact: Ryan Fletcher, 202-641-0277 or Nancy Lessin, 617-320-5301 WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Members of Military Families Speak Out, an organization of over 2,000 families with loved ones in the military, Gold Star Families for Peace, an organization with over 25 families whose loved ones died ... continue reading

January 11th, 2005

In Good Conscience

By Scott Fleming / LiP Magazine A soldier who served with the 320th Military Police Company at Abu Ghraib speaks out about the atrocities he witnessed. Aidan Delgado was a Florida college student looking for a change when he decided to join the Army Reserve. He signed his enlistment contract ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2004

The Civilians We Killed; If only those who sent us to Iraq lay awake at night

By Michael Hoffman / Guardian The chaos of war should never be understated. On the way to Baghdad, I saw bodies by the road, many in civilian clothing. Every time a car got near my Humvee, everyone inside braced themselves, not knowing if gunfire would suddenly erupt out of it. ... continue reading

November 30th, 2004

Breaking the Code of Silence

By Nan Levinson / In These Times When members of the Army’s 343rd Quartermaster Company refused orders in Iraq last month they considered too dangerous, it didn’t surprise Michael Hoffman. He had expected something like this. Hoffman, 25, went to Iraq with the Marines, then returned to help found Iraq ... continue reading

November 21st, 2004

Activists United In Call To End Iraq War

By Ann Marie Somma / The Hartford Courant NEW BRITAIN -- Empire-building. Occupation. Pre-emptive warfare. The war in Iraq was called many things Saturday, but the goal of the 200 anti-war activists gathered at Central Connecticut State University was the same. "End the Occupation of Iraq and Bring the Troops ... continue reading

November 17th, 2004

Iraq veteran speaks out against war; Former Marine tells ND crowd his experience reshaped his perspective

By Patrick M. O'Connell / Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND -- Rob Sarra is not a pacifist. Sometimes, the former U.S. Marine sergeant regrettably believes war is a necessary evil. "But when military power is used, it better be for a ... good reason," Sarra said. "And this was not ... continue reading

October 19th, 2004

Michael Moore's 2004 Slacker Uprising Tour

By John Nesbit / Culture Dose Anticipation was high at Phoenix's Celebrity Theater Wednesday afternoon. In a desert environment with airwaves continually jammed with Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk radio hosts, Phoenix is hardly considered a progressive hotbed though glimmers of liberalism occasionally peek through—Howard Stern and Al Franken ... continue reading

October 14th, 2004

Filmmaker Tries Hand at Directing Voters

By Barbara Yost / The Arizona Republic Hilary Robinson of Phoenix didn't vote in 2000. But she promised filmmaker Michael Moore she would be at the polls Nov. 2. "I love Michael Moore as much as I love Oprah Winfrey," Robinson, 30, said Wednesday after Moore whipped nearly 3,000 fans ... continue reading

March 3rd, 1997


March 19-20 marks the two-year anniversary of the U.S. bombing and invasion of Iraq. After all of the death and destruction, and with the Bush administration claiming a mandate to continue their war, there's a new urgency and a stronger determination within the global antiwar movement to bring the troops ... continue reading

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Apr 4th
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

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