Protests against the war on Iraq

October 26th, 2002 – 10:01 pm
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From an Associated Press article:

“Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters circled the White House on Saturday after Jesse Jackson and other speakers denounced the Bush administration’s Iraq policies and demanded a revolt at the ballot box to promote peace, while thousands gathered in cities across Europe and elsewhere around the world to demand an end to threats of an ‘unjustified’ war against Iraq.”

Today’s demonstrations in Washington D.C., San Fransisco, and other cities in the U.S. and around the globe, showed that there are a lot of people in the world willing to march for peace. Unfortunately, according to some people the message is getting lost as some of the groups who oppose the war take advantage of the demonstrations to push their particular agendas as well. There was an interesting article in today’s Hartford Courant about how many more mainstream groups who oppose the war, such as the Quakers, are uneasy about some of their allies in the struggle. There’s even debate among some of the newer groups about those who have been behind organizing the bigger anti-war demonstrations this fall. Hopefully the broad range of groups that want to participate in stopping the war against Iraq will end up being an advantage in the long run, rather than a disadvantage.

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