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Back to the barricades

In the fall of 2005, when the artist and curator Mark Tribe began teaching at Brown University, he was struck by how little protest there was on campus at a time of war.  
Can reenacting Vietnam-era protests help us rethink Iraq?
By GREG COOK  |  October 15, 2008
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A history of violence

It was August 28, 1968, and Ron Pownall could feel the storm brewing as he arrived at a Vietnam War protest during the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Ron Pownall’s photos of the ’68 Democratic Convention
By GREG COOK  |  August 26, 2008

Critics say bill co-sponsored by Langevin and Kennedy heightens tensions

Rhode Island peace activists say a resolution co-sponsored by US Representatives James Langevin and Patrick Kennedy could lead to war with Iran.
Iran
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  August 13, 2008

Protesters will crash McCain fundraiser in Kennebunkport

McCain won’t be so luxuriously welcomed by all Mainers. Left-wing protesters are planning a counter-reception that will amount to quite the opposite of rolling out a red carpet.
A summer visitor
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 16, 2008
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The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards

Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 25, 2008
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Tell it to the judge(s)

Bangor Six supporters held a rally on Tuesday outside the Penobscot County Courthouse
Bangor Six activists rally; pot boosters to gather in Monument Square
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 30, 2008


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Home grown terror

Cathy Wilkerson, 62-year-old math teacher and mother of one, was famous long ago, as a member of the radical political collective Weatherman.
Cathy Wilkerson's memoir of the Weather Underground recalls a time when revolution seemed possible
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 25, 2007
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No war, okay?

You’d be forgiven for wondering why you should show up at the New England Mobilization to End the War in Iraq.
One more time
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 24, 2007
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Mobilize against the war on Saturday

Several buses will take Mainers down to Boston Common on October 27 to participate in one of 11 anti-war demonstrations planned nationwide for that day.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 24, 2007
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US Rep. Allen to protestors: go directly to jail

With Allen challenging Collins, Branson wondered aloud how long Anderson’s favors would continue.
Welcome mat
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 03, 2007
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Locals push, in various ways, to end the war

Across Rhode Island, many people refuse to believe the hype that General David Petraeus’s September report to the nation actually means something.
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By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  August 22, 2007


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Kennebunkport protest expected to draw around 5000

Cindy Sheehan seems unable to stay away from the peace movement that she publicly cut ties with just over two months ago.
Protest round-up
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 22, 2007
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Say it ain’t so, Cindy Sheehan

The best place to observe the masochistic tendencies of the American left these days is in San Francisco.
Plus, the turd’s blossom has finally fallen off
By EDITORIAL  |  August 15, 2007

Speech therapy

The Muzzle Awards have been chronicling the worst Free Speech violations for a decade. Here are some of the lowlights from the past 10 years.
The Muzzles through the ages: 10 years of First Ammendment deterioration
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 03, 2007
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Bacevich’s war

Eight days after 9/11, NPR broadcast a commentary by Andrew J. Bacevich, a Vietnam War veteran, former Army colonel, and professor of international relations at BU.
The politics of personal tragedy
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 02, 2007
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Reclaiming women’s rights to protest

The female presence in the War on Terror is — if you’ll forgive me — surging.
Not in our name
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 20, 2007


Up in arms


Letters to the Boston editor, April 6, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 04, 2007
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Self-inflicted wounds

People have been lamenting the media’s coverage of anti–Iraq War activism for about as long as people have been opposing the Iraq War.
Memo to the anti-war movement: don’t blame the media
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 30, 2007
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Activists protest the ongoing toll in Iraq

Twenty people gathered in Bristol to discuss what will happen when the soldiers come home.
Four years later
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  March 14, 2007

Statewide protests Saturday

In nearly 100 communities around Maine, citizens will protest the Iraq war on Saturday.
Locals rise up against Iraq war
By BLY LAURITANO-WERNER  |  March 14, 2007
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New Maine peace site is actually pretty cool

A new Web site created by Maine peace activists could help make the statewide movement more effective.
Rallying
By SARA DONNELLY  |  February 14, 2007


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The song remains the same

At one point early on in last weekend’s anti-war rally in Washington, DC, a speaker instructed the crowd, which was facing en masse toward the Capitol Building, to turn around and look in the other direction — toward the White House, the State Department
Did last weekend’s march on Washington mark a new surge in street activism or the waning of an old-school protest style?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 31, 2007
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Iraq + surge = ???

Certain that the newly elected Democratic Congress will not end American involvement in the Iraq War, Rhode Island peace movement leaders are calling for additional demonstrations to bring US troops home.
Activists call for heightened anti-war effort
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  January 24, 2007
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Six peace activists opt for the clink

On January 8, six anti-war protestors who last fall refused to leave Olympia Snowe’s Bangor office were sentenced to 24 hours in jail.
Affinities
By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 17, 2007
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Anti-war rally

The signs say things we’ve heard many times.
For what it's worth
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 16, 2007

Letters to the Portland editor: January 12, 2007

Maybe the Democrats in Washington owe the anti-war activists in America something.
Dems owe us peace
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  January 10, 2007


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Does peace have a chance?

Four weeks after Democrats rode a wave of anti-war discontent to gain control of the US House and Senate, only four protestors show up to the weekly “Bridges for Peace” demonstration on the Casco Bay Bridge.
The anti-war movement faces its biggest challenge yet — politics
By SARA DONNELLY  |  December 27, 2006

End of the beginning of all war?



By SARA DONNELLY  |  December 27, 2006

Dollars and sense

Your editorial “ Broke or Not? ” does an excellent job of describing how a more transparent budget process could help the people of Massachusetts better understand what our government does and the choices we face.
Letters to the Boston editor: December 22, 2006
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 20, 2006
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Sound off

Anyone who wants to understand the perils of being a citizen journalist in an age of DIY media should consider the case of Freeman Z.
One citizen journalist’s saga may bode poorly for the new arm of the press
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 13, 2006