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History rocks

“Not radical,” he replied. “I’d say ‘the truth.’ ”
Zinn's people's history comes to life, and song
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 15, 2008
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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
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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


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Faces of conflict

Each summer, it seems, the Iraq War springs another issue for the peace movement to rally around, symbolized by a specific face with a story to tell.
Marine Corps challenge anti-war vets
By IAN SANDS  |  June 06, 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

Letters to the Portland editor: February 2, 2007

In addition to my flip comment that I personally didn’t have a clue about how to solve the horrific human tragedy we call the Iraq War, I provided Sara Donnelly with several comments in our ten-minute conversation that were constructive potential solutio
Peace needs our help
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  January 31, 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
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Criminalizing the war

Lieutenant Ehren Watada seems to know his chances are slim.
A young soldier goes to military court and puts the Iraq war on trial
By ELI SANDERS  |  August 30, 2006


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Letters to the Portland Editor, June 2, 2006


Readers sound off on Casey Sheehan, and last week's Phoenix sex survey
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR:  |  May 31, 2006
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Rallying cries

An increasingly unpopular war, a body count that grows daily even as our commander-in-chief touts our military triumphs, and an increasing sense of uneasiness as it becomes all too apparent that our leaders have been less than candid.
Pearl Jam and Neil Young respond to Bush’s war
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 15, 2006
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Freedom in a T-Shirt

At Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Capitol police arrested antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who had arrived as a guest, because she was wearing an antiwar shirt (displaying “2242,” the number of US troop fatalities in Iraq).
Harvey Silverglate on the State of the Union T-shirt controversy
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 03, 2006
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Hostile encounters

Many well-intentioned guests simply end up befuddled and battered after entering a world in which Bill O’Reilly shrewdly selects his targets and then carpet-bombs them.
Bill O’Reilly is famous for attacking guests who dare disagree with him. So why do liberals keep going on his show?  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 19, 2006
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Peace corps

In December 2004, 13 anti-war activists gathered in Senator Susan Collins’s office in Portland, Maine. They read the names of American soldiers who had died in the Iraq war, as well as an equal number of Iraqi civilians who had died.
Maine’s anti-war activists have found a way to make their congressional delegates listen. Now they’re sharing it with people in other states
By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 18, 2006