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Give Peace a Chance

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Washington on Saturday to demand an end to the war. The Rev. Graylan S. Hagler summed up the feeling of the crowd, which included veterans, celebrities, politicians and others: “When we voted it was a directive to bring our troops home now.”

Posted on Jan 28, 2007 READ MORE


Mr. Fish: Sanctity of Life

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badgerherald.com

Public Officials Pledge to Eliminate Gay Marriage Ban

The city of Madison, Wis., will allow public officeholders to protest the state’s gay marriage ban when they’re sworn in this April, adding this caveat to their oaths: “I pledge to work to eliminate this section from the constitution ... and work to prevent any discriminatory impacts from its application.”

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


Hands clutching bars
masnoticias.net

Gitmo Anniversary Inspires Global Protests

Activists from Europe to Kuwait have joined with Cindy Sheehan and others to protest the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where nearly 400 prisoners await their fate.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


Fatah and Hamas
aljazeera.net

Palestinians Demand End to Fighting

Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza on Thursday to demand peace from their government. The rally came a day after a shaky truce between rivals Fatah and Hamas went into effect.

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 READ MORE


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nytimes.com

More Trouble for Ahmadinejad

The student movement that led to revolution in Iran may now be setting its sights on the country’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was protested last week during an appearance at the same university where the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy was planned.

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 READ MORE


Soldiers
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Troops Starting to Demand Withdrawal

Truthdig contributor Marc Cooper, writing for The Nation, uncovers a growing movement of active-duty soldiers who are petitioning Congress to begin the withdrawal of troops. A 21-year-old soldier serving in Iraq who signed the petition says of the war: “The well is so poisoned by what we have done here that nothing can fix it.”

Posted on Dec 15, 2006 READ MORE


Pat and Kevin Tillman
Courtesy of the Tillman Family

After Pat’s Birthday

Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002, and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Pat (left, above) was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. Kevin has written a powerful, must-read document.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


Ron Kovic
AP / Reed Saxon

Ron Kovic: Breaking the Silence of the Night

The author of “Born on the Fourth of July” recounts his personal journey from a gung-ho U.S. Marine in Vietnam to an outspoken critic of that war, and how that transformation paved the way for his current activism against America’s campaign in Iraq.

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


Obrador
Flickr/Eneas

Mexico Election Saga Intensifies

Mexico?s election crisis took an interesting turn this week, when supporters of defeated candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador elected him head of a symbolic ?parallel? government.  Obrador and thousands of protesters have demanded a full recount of votes cast seven weeks ago, but Mexico?s electoral court ruled that Obrador?s rival, Felipe Calderon, won the election with a margin of less than 1%.

Posted on Sep 16, 2006 READ MORE


Daniel Ellsberg
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Daniel Ellsberg: Time to Drive Out the Bush Regime

The man who gave the world the Pentagon Papers delivers an impassioned plea to a new generation of activists to heed the lessons of Nixon and even Hitler when taking stock of the Bush administration’s nuclear ambitions.

Posted on Sep 16, 2006 READ MORE


Truthdigger of the Week: Mayor Ross ‘Rocky’ Anderson

Truthdig salutes Rocky Anderson, the Salt Lake City mayor who spoke out against the war and reminded the world that “blind faith in bad leaders is not patriotism.” Anderson welcomed Bush to his city with a fiery protest speech and these searing lines: “A patriot does not tell people who are intensely concerned about their country to just sit down and be quiet; to refrain from speaking out in the name of politeness or for the sake of being a good host; to show slavish, blind obedience and deference to a dishonest, war-mongering, human-rights-violating president.”

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


Hugo Chavez
wikipedia.org

Venezuela to Sever Ties With Israel

Hugo Chavez, Venezuela?s feisty president, said he intends to cut diplomatic relations with Israel in protest of its attack on Lebanon, which he called “a new holocaust.” Tensions began to build between Venezuela and Israel after Chavez visited Iran last month, saying he would ?stand by Iran at any time and under any condition.?

Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


Mexico Recount Denied

A Mexican election tribunal has denied presidential candidate Manuel Lopéz Obrador a full recount of votes cast in last month’s election.  The ruling will surely disappoint the thousands of Obrador supporters who have been protesting in Mexico City for weeks.

Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


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Iraqi Shiites Rally: ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

Over 100,000 protesters filled the streets of Baghdad to show support for Hezbollah. Attendees burned American and Israeli flags, and pledged their willingness to die for Hezbollah. (WashPo, NYT)

Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


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From Operation Save America/Operation Rescue

Last Clinic Standing

An extremist pro-life organization that helped make doctors the targets of deadly attacks in the 1990s is now mobilizing a protest to shutter the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. With reproductive rights under assault across the country, pro-choice activist Sunsara Taylor reports on the high-stakes battle about to take place in Jackson, Miss.

Posted on Jul 13, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Race Card Backfires on Republicans

Dec. 16, 2005, is a day that will live in infamy in the Hall of Fame of Unintended Republican Consequences.

Posted on May 3, 2006 READ MORE


Immigration Protest Rally Photo
Zuade Kaufman / Truthdig

Robert Scheer: My Mother ‘the Illegal Alien’?

“Like so many May Day protesters taking part in ‘A Day Without Immigrants,’ I know about having an otherwise law-abiding family member who spends decades working long, hard hours for abysmally low wages.”

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


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Tom Hayden: Who Are You Calling an Immigrant?

The fundamental issue underlying the attitudes of the May Day protestors is that “either the Mexicans (and other Latinos) are immigrants to a country called the United States or the U.S. is a Machiavellian power that denies occupying one-half of Mexico for 156 years.”

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


Immigration Boycott Protest
AP / Charlies Rex Arbogast

Over 1 Million Attend Protests

The mostly Hispanic immigrants flooded the streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Miami and other cities, causing shutdowns at ports, factories and construction sites. The total impact is unknown.

  • Marc Cooper strips away the myths surrounding the immigration debate.
  • Read about how many companies would simply shut down if it weren’t for illegal labor.
  • Read “The Case for Globalized Labor,” which argues that it is “economically and morally wrong for the world’s poor immigrants to be locked out of work in the richest countries.”

  • Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Pink

    Songs of Protest

    The Nation magazine notes that just as Bob Dylan moved the Vietnam era, many modern-day acts are eloquently and forcefully calling for change in America.
    An audio/video sampling of protest:

  • Green Day
  • Neil Young
  • Pink
  • Pearl Jam
  • Kanye West
  • The Dixie Chicks

  • Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Pink

    Pink’s Plea to Bush

    The pop star Pink stretches a bit from her standard fare with this protest song about Bush—which includes the lyrics, “How can you say no child left behind? We’re not dumb and we’re not blind…. What kind of father would take his own daughter’s rights away? What kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay?”

    Posted on Apr 23, 2006 READ MORE


    LA_protest_march
    From blogging.la

    Immigration Rally Is Largest in L.A. History

    An estimated crowd of more than 500,000 thronged downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest a tightening of the country’s immigration laws.

    Posted on Mar 26, 2006 READ MORE


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