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Mainers, Occupiers rally in Vermont

A boisterous, multi-lingual, angry crowd of about 500 — including a sizeable contingent from Maine — gathered in Burlington, Vermont on Sunday.
Protest Watch
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 03, 2012
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Photos: Occupy Boston protesters rally with unions, veterans, and more

Occupy  Boston protesters march alongside Veterans for Peace, as well as other activist groups such as Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, at Downtown Crossing on October 13, 2011.
Downtown Crossing | October 13, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011
Boston Beatdown: Police rough up Veterans for Peace, arrest 100 in retaking second #OccupyBoston location

Boston Beatdown: Police rough up Veterans for Peace, arrest 100 in retaking second #OccupyBoston location


We'll have more in the morning. If you want the full story, we'll point you to our Twitter feed, where we've been covering #OccupyBoston --...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 11, 2011

Muzzle mania

Giving a Muzzle Award to the Boston Police Department for its handling of Veterans Day protesters is in keeping with widespread media complicity that allows lower ranks to be court-martialed while war criminals in the White House escape accountability fo
Letters to the Boston editor, July 11, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 09, 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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A stand against silence

Their hearts were warmed by passion, despite the cold temperatures.
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By NEELY STEINBERG  |  November 29, 2007


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Enjoy the air show — you paid for it

Let’s move beyond the $320 million in aircraft you have bought that will be performing at this weekend’s Great State of Maine Air Show at Brunswick Naval Air Station.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 12, 2007
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Peace + Justice Center shutting down

“The [center] offered a low-cost way for small nonprofits to have their own office space,” says Betsy Smith of Equality Maine.
Relocations
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 05, 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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If only he'd looked out his window

Not much about Sunday’s Kennebunkport demonstration was unique.
Kennebunkport protest
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 05, 2007

Up in arms


Letters to the Boston editor, April 6, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 04, 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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MCLU worries FBI is watching peace groups

The Maine Civil Liberties Union is fighting on two fronts to protect Mainers’ privacy against the government's efforts to intrude.
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By SARA DONNELLY  |  November 01, 2006
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Veterans won’t let veterans march

Maine Veterans for Peace may not be allowed to march in Portland’s Veterans Day parade this year, because parade organizers and participants object to the group’s anti-war politics.
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By SARA DONNELLY  |  October 04, 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

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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When GI Joe says no

A young former US Army sniper wearing a desert-camo uniform, an Iraqi kaffiyeh, and mirrored sunglasses scans a ruined urban landscape of smashed homes, empty streets, and garbage heaps.
What critics of the Iraq War must understand about the new culture of the military  
By CHRISTIAN PARENT  |  April 26, 2006

Planning ahead

Military recruiters are still forced to fill their quotas — which means that despite plummeting interest, military enlistment must somehow remain as steady as the discouraging casualty rate.
Peace recruiters barred from schools
By HOOTIE GIANGRECO  |  February 23, 2006

Letters to the Portland Editor, February 17, 2006

If you agree that our US senators ought to grant Maine citizens the opportunity to be heard at town meeting forums please contact their offices.
Readers fire back on the issues of Maine's senators participating in town meeting forums, and Governor Baldacci's Venezuelan heating-oil deal
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  February 15, 2006
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Domestic spying

In January, the Maine Civil Liberties Union announced that the FBI has secretly monitored the Maine Coalition for Peace and Justice, an alliance of around 60 local peace and environmental groups.
Maine's walls have ears
By SARA DONNELLY  |  February 08, 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


Letters to the Editor

Healthy lessons to be learned; Sen. Olympia Snowe's inaccessibility
 
By  |  January 05, 2006