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Antiwar Protests

'Members of the Jury, You Have Just Found Jesus Christ Guilty': Remembering the Catonsville Nine

William Astore | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
William Astore

In May 1968, nine Catholic activists set fire to draft records in Catonsville, Maryland, in a deliberate act of sabotage and protest against the Vietnam War. For the crime of destroying government property, a crime they freely admitted, they were tried in federal court in Baltimore and found guilty.

Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The importance of an antiwar movement that refused to stand down can't be emphasized too strongly. Its refusal to shut up brought Vietnam, both literally and figuratively, to America's doorstep. It made a grim war a living (and dying) presence in American lives.

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for Democratic Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Today, the student-activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is being reactivated on college campuses around the country as the New SDS. Yet, how many of its new members are aware of SDS's complex past and the role of its legendary leader, Carl Oglesby?

Anti-War Activists Ignored By The Media

Nieman Watchdog | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

The national news media almost totally ignore homefront protests of the Afghanistan war, killer drones, torture, and more, regardless of their newswor...

Dan Froomkin

VIDEO: Police Arrest 131 Antiwar Protesters In Front Of White House | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to spark the country's silent majority into action, 131 antiwar protesters got themselves arrested Thursday, in one of the larger...

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 ...