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June 3rd, 2009

Life stories : Peace activist Schroeder fought for her beliefs

By Kimberly Matas / Arizona Daily Star Betty Schroeder was an angry woman — and she made sure people knew it. As a member of the Tucson Raging Grannies, she railed against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, getting arrested at a local recruiting office when she tried to enlist. ... 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

July 15th, 2008

Brooklyn students not very open to joining the military

By Renata Thakurdyal / New York Daily News Fort Hamilton High School junior Narcella Marganna is a leader in the school's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, a nationwide youth military program - but doesn't plan to join the Army. "The Army doesn't have what I want to do," ... continue reading

June 13th, 2008

Peace group allowed back in Elgin High School

School board bends after one-on-one meetings on pamphlets By Kerry Lester / Daily Herald ELGIN, IL — A Fox Valley peace group banned in March from distributing pamphlets at Elgin High School has been allowed to return. South Elgin resident Bettina Perillo, a member of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace, ... continue reading

June 6th, 2008

U.N. experts rap U.S. "cruelty" to child prisoners

By Robert Evans / Reuters GENEVA, June 6 - United Nations experts on child rights criticised the United States on Friday over detention of juveniles at Guantanamo, in Afghanistan and Iraq, and voiced concern that some may have suffered cruel treatment. They also called for an end to recruitment of ... continue reading

June 6th, 2008

UN panel criticizes US war crimes charges for Guantanamo minors

Associated Press GENEVA — A U.N. committee on child rights criticized the United States on Friday for filing war crimes charges against Guantanamo Bay detainees who were picked up as minors. The detainees were recruited to fight while they were children and should therefore be treated as victims rather than ... continue reading

April 8th, 2008

UNT students rally for peace

By Karina Ramírez / Denton Record-Chronicle DENTON, TX — Calling for the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to counter military recruitment on campus, a number of Uni­versity of North Texas students rallied in front of the student union Monday. Members of the United Aid group, led ... continue reading

March 28th, 2008

Participate in civil disobedience to protest war

A statement from Macalester College Peace and Justice Commitee and Students for a Democratic Society / The Mac Weekly We at Macalester Students for a Democratic Society are certain we are not the only ones who believe that five years of war has been five years too many. We know ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2008

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Janine Boneparte, of California, is arrested by police after she and others would not move out of an intersection near the Capitol, as part of protest against the war in Iraq in Washington on Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Anti-war protests took place across the nation Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Over ... continue reading

March 20th, 2008

Police Arrest 22 at Syracuse Iraq War Protest

Syracuse, New York (WSYR-TV) - More than 20 people were arrested during a protest on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war in downtown Syracuse Wednesday. Around lunchtime, a small group of people gathered for an anti-war protest. Members of the Syracuse Peace Council and their supporters gathered at Clinton ... continue reading

March 20th, 2008

Over 200 arrested in U.S. antiwar protests

By Andy Sullivan / Reuters WASHINGTON - More than 200 people were arrested across the United States on Wednesday as protesters marking the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq obstructed downtown traffic and tried to block access to government offices. There were 32 arrests in Washington after demonstrators ... continue reading

March 20th, 2008

Pepper spray used on Oregon war protesters

By Joseph B. Frazier / Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Police used pepper spray on demonstrators protesting the Iraq war in downtown Portland on its fifth anniversary. The demonstrators later hopped a train and headed for a military recruitment center across town. Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Brian Schmautz said Shawn ... continue reading

March 19th, 2008

War Protesters Halt Traffic, Recall Dead

By Sarah Karush / Associated Press WASHINGTON — Protesters blocked traffic and government buildings in Washington, acted out a Baghdad street scene in Syracuse, N.Y., and banged drums in a parade through San Francisco on Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.In other, more somber ... continue reading

March 18th, 2008

Protests in US cities to mark Iraq war anniversary

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Opponents of the Iraq war plan to hold marches, sit-ins and other protests on Wednesday in cities across the United States to mark the fifth anniversary of the US-led invasion. Anti-war groups said they were organizing hundreds of events during the week as well as larger rallies ... continue reading

February 20th, 2008

Demonstrators protest recruitment

By Alonso Yáñez / Daily Sundial LOS ANGELES, CA -- Demonstrators gathered Friday in front of a military recruiting station at Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea Ave. to protest against the higher concentration of military recruitment centers across the country in areas where low-income families live. "We have the power ... continue reading

January 11th, 2008

Protesters disrupt governor's State of the State address

By Peter Hirschfeld / Times Argus MONTPELIER – A small group of war protesters briefly stole center stage at Gov. James Douglas' State of the State address Thursday afternoon. Minutes into the governor's speech, the protesters, who included high school students, unfurled banners bearing anti-war slogans.The contingent of about 10 ... continue reading

December 4th, 2007

Anti-war demonstrators cited in Williston

By Matt Sutkoski / Burlington Free Press WILLISTON, VT -- Thirteen demonstrators were arrested and cited for trespassing Friday at a Vermont Army National Guard recruiting office as dozens more protesters surrounded the building, opposing military recruiting in schools. The protests grew from a campaign by students at Mount Mansfield ... continue reading

October 18th, 2007

Recruiter complains about school protesters

Sergeant asks Board to restrict groups' access By Greg Skinner / Juneau Empire National Guard recruiter Sgt. Seth Beebe asked the Juneau School Board to consider restricting protest groups' access to Juneau-Douglas High School while military recruitment is underway on campus. Beebe spoke during the open comment period at Tuesday's ... continue reading

September 13th, 2007

Week of Antiwar Events To Start With a 'Die-In'

Protesters Advocate Civil Disobedience By Michelle Boorstein and Allison Klein / Washington Post A week of events meant to crank up a national demonstration against the war in Iraq is set to begin Saturday, with a 1,000-person "die-in" at the U.S. Capitol led by current and former American troops and ... continue reading

April 20th, 2007

With Major Protests Imminent, Military Recruiters Withdraw from UCSC Job fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Student Success Marks Third Year of Preventing Recruitment Santa Cruz, CA - With hundreds of students expected to protest, U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps recruiters withdrew from the April 24th Last Chance Job Fair at UC Santa Cruz yesterday. Student protests have made UCSC an increasingly ... continue reading

April 19th, 2007

Young war protesters demand that adults protect their future

'We're the ones who have to deal' with consequences By Jessica Blanchard / Seattle Post-Intelligencer The hundreds of high school and college students who walked out of classes and gathered at Westlake Plaza on Wednesday afternoon had a message for adults, especially Iraq war supporters: Quit messing up the world ... continue reading

January 29th, 2007

Anti-War Marches Draw Hundreds of Thousands

By Aaron Glantz / IPS WASHINGTON, Jan 28 - Peace activists from across the United States gathered in Washington Sarturday for what they said was the largest demonstration to date against the Iraq war. "It's time for a new day," the Reverend Jesse Jackson told what organisers estimated as a ... continue reading

September 25th, 2006

Pvt. Grandma? Seniors try to ‘enlist' in protest of Iraq war

By Andy McMurray / Daily Chronicle DeKALB - As part of a demonstration against the Iraq war, a group of middle-aged and senior-citizen protesters active in local peace movements marched to DeKalb's military recruitment office Thursday under the guise of signing up for service. Following speeches at Northern Illinois University's ... continue reading

September 15th, 2006

Mall sues war protesters

By Katie Young / Daily Freeman TOWN OF ULSTER, NY - Kings Mall has filed a civil suit against protesters who read the names of dead soldiers and distribute anti-war literature in front of the military recruitment center at the U.S. Route 9W mall. The mall's attorney, Jon A. Simonson, ... continue reading

August 17th, 2006

Parents of Recruit Claim Army Made False Promises, Forged Documents

John Hollenhorst / KSL5-TV The Army has launched an investigation into claims, by the parents of a young soldier from Utah, that recruiters used false promises and forged documents to enlist him. The 17-year-old was recruited from a youth prison in Ogden. In a coincidence of timing, a Congressional report ... continue reading

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Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

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...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Mar 5th
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Mar 3rd
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Mar 2nd
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