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Anti War Protests

Uncle Pentagon

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

In many ways, I grew up at the Pentagon. Our family never sat for a formal portrait. We didn't take snapshots at parties or picnics or on vacation. But what we do have is photo albums stuffed with pictures taken at the Pentagon as we protested there year after year after year.

Letter to Occupy

Gordon Fellman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Gordon Fellman

Positive social change does not come from only wishing for it or spending just a few months on it. There is no greater task for any of us -- all of us -- than figuring out how to survive the political and environmental crises of this era.

Cindy Lee Sheehan - Too Early to Be Named as Patron Saint of Occupy?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.19.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Cindy Lee Sheehan could be the prior decade's Occupier: she went where she wasn't welcome, claimed a patch of land that wasn't hers, was surrounded by unfriendly forces, but tenaciously continued to exercise her first amendment right.

Some Anti-war Reflections on Memorial Day

Rick Ayers | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Rick Ayers

Across the country this memorial day, in parks and at parades, before sporting events and at graduation ceremonies, the hypocrisy of men extolling the glories of warfare was on obscene display.

For You, a Thousand Times Over

Kathy Kelly | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

Looking through the clear plastic of the shields into these young soldiers' faces, I couldn't fail to think of Bradley Manning, outside whose prison we had stood vigil the previous day.

A Hard Time For Dissent

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Has dissent become simply another commodity? In the sixties it was, for us, honest prayer in action. It held significance as Christian community trying to respond to what it felt was God's will.

Chicago's Top Cop: Police Will Be Prepped For NATO, G-8 Protests

Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

Battle lines between protesters and the police are already being drawn for the NATO and G-8 summits that Chicago will host next spring. On Thursday...

Daley Calls For More Anti-War Protests?

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You may recall a recent example--in 2005--on the second anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Thousands had hoped to make a statement marching sou...

Don Lemon & CNN: No to "Real Americans," Yes to Real Journalism!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Can anyone tell me of any wall to wall on-site coverage of peace movement events over the past six years where the corporate press offered extensive air-time to listen to progressive leaders? I don't recall that ever happening. Do you?

It's Time to Join the Resistance

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Thankfully, there are a growing number of Americans--what I like to refer to as "teaspoons of resistance"--who have not given up the fight and are choosing to exercise their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and "petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

The Anatomy of a Protest in 2009

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jillian York

In today's world, live and online activism go hand in hand. Without the use of Facebook or Twitter, I wouldn't have heard about the protests. Without the Internet, I wouldn't have known much about the Gaza conflict.

Workers' May Day Protest Site Disabled

JB Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
JB Powell

One of the May Day strike organizers says Google "came to their senses" because people "from around the world started emailing them and protesting this egregious violation of free speech."

Thousands Of Protesters Worldwide Condemn Iraq War

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of protestors marched against the Iraq war in Los Angeles on Saturday as part of a global day of action that drew huge crowds in London and ...