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Rabbi Lerner Reports -- 150,000 Protest in DC on 1/27

Rabbi Lerner (posted by antiwarnews) | Rabbi Lerner Reports on Protest of 150,000 in DC on 1/27 -- an eyewitness account. more...  1 Comments

Pizza & Peace - Tues. 1/30 7:00 March 19 Antiwar Weekend Planning Meeting

March 19 Peace Actions Coalition | The millions that went into the streets on February 15, 2003 need to make themselves heard again - now joined by the millions more that have come to oppose the war since it began four long years ago. We are looking for new ideas and new blood -- novel actions that will both give voice to New York City's diverse communities as well as capture the imagination of a new generation of protestors. more...  0 Comments

Antiwar and Looking Ahead: What's it Going to Take?

Jed Brandt | Once again, hundreds of thousands have demonstrated their opposition to Bush's war and domestic repression. That's not stopping Bush's push into Iran, Somalia and increased troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. Just as activists need to become organizers, dissent must turn to resistance. (All opinions stated here are the authors alone.) more...  39 Comments

Irish Republican Video Discussion Series

Brian Wardlow | National Irish Freedom Committee Free Form Video Discussion Series more...  0 Comments

Activists Face Six Months in Prison for Opposing School of the Americas

School of the Americas Watch Media | On Monday, January 29 sixteen people will appear in federal court for peacefully walking onto a military base in protest of a controversial Army training school. Each person faces up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine for this act of nonviolent civil disobedience. more...  0 Comments

Rep. John Conyers: “Congress Can Fire Bush!”

William Hughes | A massive anti-Iraqi War rally was held, in D.C., on Sat., Jan. 27, 2007. The Chairman of the House’s Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), sent an unmistakable warning to President George W. Bush. Conyers said he wants the “war stopped.” He reminded Bush, that the U.S. Congress “can fire him.” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Bush “tricked the American people” into the war. She said, to loud applause: “Bush isn’t the decider. He’s the liar!” more...  1 Comments

War Protestors: If Any State Nukes Iran--It means war with all humanity

Clayton Hallmark | Personally, I see one thing clearly: An unprovoked nuclear attack on Iran by Israel or anyone else would mean that a STATE OF WAR exists between the state making the attack and THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. Nuclear war is forever -- it sets intolerable precedents worse than Hiroshima and makes large land masses uninhabitable essentially forever. Any state commiting nuclear aggression has declared war on all humanity, deserves all-out war in return. more...  0 Comments

Jim Webb's Barnburner

Mike Whitney | Webb was brilliant. He not only erased 40 minutes of Bush-blather and demagoguery; he lifted the sountry out of the squalor of pessimism by pointing the way out of Iraq and towards greater economic justice.. We were all betrayed. There were no weapons, no terrorist connection and no threat to national security. It was all fiction. more...  0 Comments

Firm Gets Contract to Provide Kids' Data to Military

Steve Peacock | A list of potentially college-bound high school students will cost the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point nearly $58,000 to obtain, a move that will enable the institution to target-market certain kids based on personally identifiable information gleaned from that list. more...  0 Comments

Global poll condemns Bush administration

Kate Randall | "World citizens disapprove of the way the US government has handled all six of the foreign policy areas explored by the poll. In addition to the overwhelming disapproval of US policy in Iraq, majorities across 25 countries also disapprove of the US handling of the Guantánamo detainees and other prisoners (67 percent), the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon (65 percent), global warming (56 percent) and US handling of the nuclear programs of both Iran (60 percent), and North Korea (54 percent). " more...  0 Comments

Boycott All UFPJ & IA Activities

Lloyd Hart | This weekend's so-called peace rally in Washington D.C. will simply amount to aa enormous waste of time more...  29 Comments

A Critical Mass of Anti-War Proportions

nyc cm | So NYC critical mass isnt what it used to be. . .

While im not ever going to give up on it, i think its important for nyc critical mass riders to experience a critical mass in a less hostile city, at least once a year. it keeps you sane.

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Mass Movement to End the War Now

New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) | To be effective, the movement must be led by those with the strongest need and greatest power to end the war, including GIs, veterans, workers, people of color, and immigrants. It must also oppose the entire war and demand justice -- at home and abroad. more...  1 Comments

Behind the executioner's mask: U.S. 'justice' and the hanging of Iraqi judge Awad Hamad al-Bandar

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard | On Dec. 26, 2006, the Appellate Court of the Iraqi Special Tribunal announced that Judge Awad Hamad al-Bandar, along with Saddam Hussein, was to be put to death. With an initial filing made immediately that night and over the next two weeks, the writer and Carl Messineo of the Partnership for Civil Justice, working with former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, sought emergency relief to stop the U.S. government from transferring Judge Bandar to what was an extra-judicial killing. more...  0 Comments

False Claims on Iran: Next Bush war crime of in sight?

LittleHelper | False Claims on Iran: Next Bush war crime of in sight?- Ahmadinejad never said, "Israel should be wiped off the map",
this was a deliberate mistranslation of mainstream media. " more...  0 Comments

The Peoples’ Counter State of the Union Message

William Hughes | George W. Bush, the Liar-in-Chief, did his thing on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, 2007. He delivered another one of his so-called “State of the Union” messages to the Congress, on Capitol Hill. Outside the building, however, by the reflective pool, activists, like: Col. Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, Jeffrey Milliard and Travis Morales, offered a true representation of the state of our nation. They demanded an end to the Iraqi War and bringing our troops home. more...  0 Comments

Col. Gardiner's Warning: Pieces in Place for Escalation

Col. Sam Gardiner | Regional diplomacy must replace empire-building and sabre-rattling.
The strength of the law must replace the law of the stronger, the law of the clenched fish, the law of the jungle. more...  0 Comments

Why capitalists support the war

The Worker's International Leauge | To put it simply, they want to maximize their profits at the expense of the vast majority. This requires access to raw materials, markets, and cheap labor, not to mention juicy government contracts with built-in profits. But don't take our word for it. Here's what the representatives and defenders of U.S. capitalism have had to say about it over the years:

"War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses...

"It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."

- USMC General Smedley Butler, 1933 more...  0 Comments

Lt. Gen. William E. Odom: A Cassandra for Our Times

William Hughes | The Bush-Cheney Gang’s immoral and illegal war in Iraq “hugely advances” the interest of Al Qaeda and Iran. “No American interests” are served by that conflict, according to Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, USA, Rtd. The longer U.S. forces remain in Iraq, he said, “the worse it will get.” He added: “Staying the course makes no sense.” Leaving Iraq now, Gen. Odom insisted, “is the only way to recover from the greatest strategic mistake in American history.” more...  4 Comments

A Critical Mass of Anti-War Proportions in D.C. on the 26th

CM DC | Come down to Washington D.C. a day early for critical mass (friday the 26th) and then the next day come out to stand against the war more...  2 Comments

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