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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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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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Resist the surge: enough is enough

This president fails to surprise anymore.
You’ve got to be kidding us
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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

Pentagon withholds details of spying on anti-war groups

Given growing attempts at government surveillance, Alden Eagle, a coordinator for the Rhode Island Community Coalition for Peace (RICCP), seems right on target when he says, “Anybody is a potential terrorist.”
Surveillance Society  
By ANDREW FOX  |  June 21, 2006


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Pushing for peace

To mark the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, activists nationwide have scheduled vigils and peaceful protests for this Sunday, March 19.
War anniversary events
By SARA DONNELLY  |  March 17, 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