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June 13th, 2008

Veterans for Peace Deliver 23,000 Impeachment Petitions to House Judiciary Chair John Conyers, Jr. Mike Ferner

Wednesday, a 17-member delegation of Veterans For Peace presented some 23,000 petitions to Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), demanding the impeachment of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Conyers, chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary, is the Member of Congress with the authority to call for impeachment hearings. Also ... continue reading

June 12th, 2008

La Quinta protesters take stand on Iraq

By Stacy Wiedmaier / La Quinta Sun Supporters honk their car horns or give a thumbs-up, when others drive by yelling in disagreement and give the middle finger. The first Wednesday of each month, anti-war protesters congregate at Highway 111 and Washington Street holding signs, banners and flags displaying their ... continue reading

June 9th, 2008

Activists seek to counter military recruiters on L.A. campuses

Group will ask school officials for access to high school facilities. But some say their message is controversial. By Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times Troubled by military recruiting at Los Angeles high schools, activists are seeking equal access to students on campus to provide what they say is unvarnished ... continue reading

June 4th, 2008

House panel reviewing death of area soldier

By Elizabethe Holland / St. Louis Post-Dispatch A House Armed Services Committee spokeswoman said Tuesday the committee is looking into the death in 2005 of Army Pfc. LaVena Johnson but said no decision has been made regarding a formal investigation. John Johnson, the private's father, held a news conference Tuesday ... continue reading

June 4th, 2008

Father wants Army to reopen investigation into daughter's death

By Cheryl Wittenauer / Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The father of the first female soldier from Missouri to die in Iraq wants Congress to force the Army to reopen its investigation into her death.John Johnson, father of LaVena Johnson, said Tuesday that he met in April with Rep. Ike ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2008

US/IRAQ: "Enough Is Enough, It's Time to Get Out"

By Dahr Jamail / IPS SEATTLE, Jun 2 - Dozens of veterans from the U.S. occupation of Iraq converged in this west coast city over the weekend to share stories of atrocities being committed daily in Iraq, in a continuation of the "Winter Soldier" hearings held in Silver Spring, Maryland ... continue reading

May 27th, 2008

Memorial Day Hits Close To Home For Ex-Soldier

CBS 4 South Florida marked a somber Memorial Day at dozens services and ceremonies throughout the tri-county area. One in Miami held a special significance for a former U.S. soldier. The ceremony was performed in a field of four thousand placards, each representing a soldier who had given his life ... continue reading

May 27th, 2008

Vets Hold Vigil For U.S. Dead In Iraq

Names Of More Than 4,000 Troops Read KNSD SAN DIEGO — A group of military veterans opposed to the war in Iraq held a vigil at the San Diego Embarcadero Monday morning. They placed 250 small wooden crosses on the lawn along Harbor Drive in what they called a symbolic ... continue reading

May 27th, 2008

Veterans urge action in quest for peace

By Lynn Welch / Capital Times It takes more than showing up and applauding to win peace. "We have to fight for it. We have to build it. We have to create it," Clarence Kailin said Monday in opening the Veterans for Peace Memorial Day Peace Rally. Kailin, 94, knows ... continue reading

May 27th, 2008

Rally's veterans, activists seek to avoid glorifying war

Hold different Memorial Day observance By Scott Allen / Boston Globe The night before he hanged himself with a garden hose in the basement of his parents' home, Jeffrey Lucey asked if he could sit on his father's lap. For the better part of an hour, Kevin Lucey quietly held ... continue reading

May 21st, 2008

Veterans peace group blocked from parade

By Stephen Manning / Associated Press WASHINGTON — A veterans group that opposes the war in Iraq has been blocked from marching in a Memorial Day parade in Washington after being told its plans, which once included a casket representing war dead, would be too political for the event. Veterans ... continue reading

May 19th, 2008

No love for anti-war veterans in Bremerton parade

By Akiko Fujita / KOMO News BREMERTON, WA - American flags and military uniforms filled the streets of Bremerton on Saturday as thousands celebrated the nation's largest Armed Forces Day parade. But one group of veterans - calling themselves Veterans for Peace - was asked to stay away. Members of ... continue reading

May 14th, 2008

Anti-war veterans group banned from Bremerton parade

By Allen Schauffler / KING 5 News REMERTON, Wash. - They're expecting good weather and big crowds in Bremerton this weekend for the annual Armed Forces Day Parade. This year organizers expect two dozen bands, 165 entries and nearly 6,000 people on parade. If the weather heats up, it could ... continue reading

April 28th, 2008

Inside American Royalty's Security Bubble Mike Ferner

Washington, D.C. — The First Family Security Bubble was nearly pried open for a moment last Friday; but in the end Disneyland remained blessedly undisturbed. On a particularly warm spring evening, Laura and Jenna Bush alighted from a squadron of black SUVs at the Borders book store in downtown Washington, ... continue reading

April 18th, 2008

University crowd cheers Sheehan

By Angela Lau / San Diego Union-Tribune SAN MARCOS, CA – Disillusioned but not discouraged, peace activist turned congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan last night took her fight against the Iraq war and the Washington establishment to Cal State San Marcos, where she received a standing ovation. Sheehan, the mother of ... continue reading

April 16th, 2008

War and opinions collide at Inland peace vigil

By Julia Glick / Press-Enterprise PALM SPRINGS, CA — Two groups of Vietnam-era veterans squared off at a peace vigil on the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq, with bikers who support the war snatching an American flag from anti-war demonstrators in Palm Springs. In the tumult, a war ... continue reading

April 9th, 2008

Iraq veterans speak out against war

By Drew Harwell / Florida Alligator Just a few years back, Clifton Hicks was an M1 Abrams tank operator almost 7,000 miles away in Iraq. As an active Army squad member, he'd seen buildings packed with families crumbled and burned. Watched women and children bleed and die. Killed insurgents and ... continue reading

April 7th, 2008

Anti-war protesters complete Vestal march

Group proclaims 'recruiters lie' about war service By Eric Reinagel / Press & Sun-Bulletin VESTAL, NY — In March, a Binghamton University student-led Iraq war protest ended in a skirmish with police before protesters marching down Route 434 could reach their goal: the Armed Forces Career Center on the Vestal ... continue reading

March 31st, 2008

Groups show disapproval of war in Iraq

By Tarryl Jackson / Jackson Citizen Patriot JACKSON, MI - They've fought for their country in previous wars, but now they're part of the anti-war movement. People such as Arnold Stieber of Grass Lake are involved in two Jackson-area groups that have protested the Iraq war. The start of the ... continue reading

March 24th, 2008

Hundreds protest war at Capitol

Capital News 9 ALBANY, N.Y. -- War protesters gathered outside the capitol. They were students, grandmothers, veterans and civilians. Their main message is mostly the same -- it's time for the War in Iraq to end. "My heart is broken for what is happening to our country, to our constitution, ... 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 19th, 2008

Thirty-two arrested in Washington antiwar protest

By Andy Sullivan / Reuters WASHINGTON - Thirty-two people were arrested on Wednesday when they tried to block entrances to the Internal Revenue Service in protests marking the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, police said. Protesters had planned to shut down the building that houses the U.S. ... continue reading

March 17th, 2008

Knit for Peace at Times Square Military Recruitment Station

GRANNIES TO KNIT FOR PEACE MARCH 19th, 2008 AT THE TIMES SQUARE RECRUITMENT CENTER AND VA ADMINISTRATION IN DC Granny Groups in Over 20 Cities to Hold Protests, Also Undeterred by the recent explosion at the Times Square Recruitment Center, which they condemned strongly, the Granny Peace Brigade plans to hold ... continue reading

March 6th, 2008

Casualty of war

By Kevin Cullen / Boston Globe There was a time, back in the 1950s, when they were in the Navy together, that Tony Flaherty and Wacko Hurley were the best of friends.When they got back to South Boston, the place where they were born and where they remain, they drank ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2008

War Veterans speak out for peace in Iraq

WNYT 13 CLIFTON PARK, NY - When they left for Iraq, they supported the war. These soldiers are now back, with a very different opinion. Before they started playing Saturday night, the lead singer of this band called 'Deep Chemistry' said they're happy to be here for this important cause. ... continue reading

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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...

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Apr 2nd
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Apr 1st
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Mar 19th
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