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News :: War and Militarism
IVAW Winter Soldier Local Support Action
18 Mar 2008
On March 13-16 in Washington, DC, the Iraq Veterans Against The War conducted the "Winter Soldier" hearings on the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war. Former US military who were in Iraq and Afghanistan testified about US war crimes in the 2 wars and dramatically condemned the Bush administration and Pentagon for starting the wars.

The DC hearings were broadcast live on the internet and they were seen by the public at many locations organized by anti-war activists in multiple states. In Boston, viewings were organized at the University of Massachusetts on Friday and the First Parish Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge on this past Saturday 3-15. A good turnout showed up in Cambridge Saturday to watch the IVAW Winter Soldier hearings. Local media, including the Boston Globe, covered the event; however the IVAW Winter Soldier was largely ignored by most corporate media. People took anti-war signs and a bullhorn outside to Harvard Square to make the public aware of the Winter Soldier proceedings.
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IVAW Winter Soldier Harvard Square Support Action
"Winter Soldier" hearings were first held in 1971 in DC by the Vietnam Veterans Against The War and were pivotal in bringing the Vietnam War to an end. Here are some photos I took of the live video feed from DC as well as the Harvard Square street action. Here is a link to video of the Harvard Square street standout:
http://www.youtube.com/protestvideo

Go to Iraq Veterans Against the War web site for more detailed info:
http://www.ivaw.org
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IVAW Winter Soldier Harvard Square Support Action
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IVAW Winter Soldier Harvard Square Support Action
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IVAW Winter Soldier Harvard Square Support Action
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IVAW Winter Soldier Harvard Square Support Action
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IVAW Winter Soldier Harvard Square Support Action
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IVAW Winter Soldier Harvard Square Support Action
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IVAW Winter Soldier Harvard Square Support Action
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IVAW Winter Soldier Harvard Square Support Action
See also:
http://www.ivaw.org
http://www.flickr.com/photos/protestphotos1/

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