2005/02/25

Antiwar Movement Gears Up Globally


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Army Maj. Gen. Charles H. Swannack, Jr., commander of the 82nd Airborne – also known as "America's Guard of Honor" – brightly told reporters in Baghdad that "we're on a glide-path toward success."

"We have turned the corner, and now we can accelerate down the straight-away," he said in a Jan. 6, 2004 briefing. "There's still a long way to go before the finish line, but the final outcome is known."

Not so fast, say antiwar activists like Lou Plummer, who is helping to organize a mass protest rally near the base in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Mar. 19 to coincide with the second anniversary of the US invasion.

"The message is not 'bring them home after they fix stuff', it's 'bring them home now'," said Lou Plummer, a veteran with a son on active duty. "At least 50 people from Fort Bragg, the largest U.S. army installation in the world and home to the famed 82nd Airborne Division, have been killed in Iraq."

Plummer, an active member of the national peace group Military Families Speak Out, "You have to respect people who oppose the war but are afraid to go public because they have a spouse in the military and could lose their benefits."

Even so, he says that interest in his group – which represents 2,000 military families – and in the March antiwar events has been "overwhelming."
More at AntiWar.com

This year, antiwar actions are also planned in Britain, Greece, Italy, France, Iceland, Germany, Denmark and other European countries, as well as in Brazil, Korea, Japan, South Africa, Bangladesh and Australia, many listed on the Web site of
International Mobilization Against the War and Invasion of Iraq.

4 Comments:

Ah... I think I've at last got that Anti-War javascript working properly in our template. 

Posted by WhyNot
2/26/2005 10:31:00 am  
Kender  is jealous that my site made it on your facist asshole list and his didn't. Would you please add him? 

Posted by Jay
3/25/2005 02:56:00 am  
"made it on your facist asshole list and his didn't "

I haven't had the pleasure of checking his site yet. Anyway, Kender is a team member on your site, so what's he complaining about? Does he think he's so important that he wants to be listed twice? 

Posted by WhyNot
3/25/2005 04:57:00 am  
"made it on your facist asshole list and his didn't "

I haven't had the pleasure of checking his site yet. Anyway, Kender is a team member on your site, so what's he complaining about? Does he think he's so important that he wants to be listed twice? 

Posted by WhyNot
3/25/2005 05:16:00 am  

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