- Given Saddam Hussein's central place in the American Consciousness over the last couple decades and particularly in recent years, I found 60 minutes' interview with FBI interrogator
George Piro pretty fascinating.
set himself on fire in Chicago last Friday morning in protest at the war in Iraq
. He left a suicide note
. But you know that don't you because its been all over the media
In Memoriam and in Protest
--why not use an online deathmatch as a pedestal for speaking out against a war?
Artist/Professor uses US Govt-developed America's Army
(...placing Soldiering front and center within popular culture and showcasing the roles training, teamwork and technology play in the Army. ...
) as protest and art space. DeLappe's homepage (and jpgs) here
Cindy Sheehan arrested for wearing anti-war T-shirt at State of the Union Peace activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Tuesday in the House gallery after refusing to cover up a T-shirt bearing an anti-war slogan before President Bush's State of the Union address.
"She was asked to cover it up. She did not," said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman, adding that Sheehan was arrested for unlawful conduct, a misdemeanor.
Remind me not to wear my "Impeach Bush" button on my next trip to D.C.
Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win: SDS is reborn.
Founded in 1959 and imploded ten tumultous years later, the Students for Democratic Society was one of the most dynamic and controversial
forces at work in organizing a mass movement against the Vietnam war, particularly among draft-age kids. The group's original manifesto, Tom Hayden's Port Huron statement
, still rings prophetic in Bush's
America. Now SDS is relaunching and planning its first national convention since 1969
, with a new crew of young radicals issuing calls to action
to their own supposedly apathetic generation: "We seek liberation from the dominant business interests that have degraded our cities, paved over our communities, drowned out small business, and commodified our culture... Cooperative self-reliance is the only moral and material salvation of our nation, and the only release from a system that demands each of us be an accomplice to its heinous crimes
Unwanted guests in Crawford?
Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son in Iraq, and is now very active as a founder of Gold Star Families for Peace
, is at Bush's ranch as he starts his 5-week vacation. "I want to ask George Bush: Why did my son die?"
She's not leaving until she gets to meet with him personally, altho it won't be the first time she met the President.
Former Senator Max Cleland-- who lost both legs and an arm during the Vietnam War, didn't have any luck when he tried to get through to Bush at Crawford last year.
Will this grieving mother do any better?
"They are holding us against our will," McClenny said. "We are now prisoners."
A 17-member Army Reserve platoon with troops from Jackson and around the Southeast deployed to Iraq is under arrest for refusing a "suicide mission" to deliver fuel, the troops' relatives said Thursday. via Daily Kos.
has an idea to protest the Republican National Convention. Sounds a lot more effect than some other plans
Camilo Mejia is the first US soldier serving in Iraq to run away and proclaim himself a conscientious objector.
The Pentagon says another 600 people have done the same, and for the same reasons: they find this war immoral and illegal.
Antiwar protests have broken out in Iraq
and Iraqi blogger Zayed has photographs from the rally. Album 1
, Album 2
, Album 3
. Blogger Omar
is covering the protest too.
Jeff Webster threw water on women who were silently and legally protesting the U.S. invasion of Iraq in my hometown of Soldotna, Alaska. He has been charged with harassment, a misdemeanor. The Anchorage Daily news reports
with photos of both parties involved. Video of the incident here
(window media format). Aside from the support for
Webster's actions, does throwing water on people constitute a right of free speech?
Light of reason
is an effort to peacefully demonstrate your dissent with the current war on Iraq. I fully expect the more conservative elements to say that peace is anti-patriotic but let's face, we can support the troops and still hate the war.
There's a revolt in the ranks.
Office of National Assessment senior analyst Andrew Wilkie resigned in protest against the stance on Iraq. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has questioned Mr Wilkie's seniority and suggested he did not have access to all available information on Iraq but Opposition leader Mr Crean disputes that. "Not senior? This is a person who has had involvement on terrorism briefings - we know that from the reports," Mr Crean said. "He's also a person that according to the same reports was going to be put on the Iraq taskforce if Australia went to war. Now don't tell me that's not senior, don't tell me that's not connected."
to what some anti-war protesters had to say this weekend about possible war with Iraq. Quicktime required.
Live from New York
"None of our little group were, as one of us put it, 'into the Mumia scene.' But really, most of the people around us today were like us: regular folks, average, thoughtful, middle- and working-class Americans fed up with a war-obsessed government that won't listen to the world or to its own citizens." With pictures of some cool signs that weren't shown on TV ("NY Loves Old Europe," "Draft the Bush Twins"). Any other eyewitness accounts of protests from anywhere in the world today?
Web sites protest by going black.
A little over 100 web sites have bandied together to go black on this international day of protest. Some with interesting art
, some with personal notes
and others with strong words
. Are there other web protests going on that you've heard of? Links?
Why Gen X doesn't care that Gen X doesn't care about the war
- in which an irreverent, arrogant, crass young essayist hits a nerve. What RAND has to say about the impact of Iraqi oil on the world economy
. Who's organizing large demonstrations against war on Iraq
, and who's upset
about this. Spend an hour with the real experts on Iraq, real Iraqis, and real people who can't make the case for war
. (RealPlayer) This in-depth broadcast interview features some truly key players, the real arguments on both sides, and you probably never heard it, making the case for Internet Radio.
Americans the streets, finally!
100,000 (or so) in DC protest the war in Iraq. Parallel protests in cities worldwide. Why is no lawmaker stepping up to represent this constituency?
Dear Soldier of the U.S. Military:
"With all due respect, I want you to know that if you participate in this conflict, you are not serving me, and I don't support you." A West Point graduate weighs in on the impending war.
Anyone go to the anti war protest in London today?
The number of the people has been estimated from between 3000 (by the police) to 350,000 (by the organisers
). I reckon 200,000. Either way, its the largest peace protest ever in the country. Me and my friends sign was a great success, with many people commenting on it/photographing it. It was the only black one we saw, so easily stood out. It said 'Its all about the oil' on one side, and on the other there was a picture of Bush looking stupid, and 'No to War'. The protest was peaceful (or was when I left) and on the whole, a success. The only question is, will Bush and Blair take any notice?