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Military Families Release Homemade Video to Challenge War Propaganda
vetsday0603.jpgThursday, Military Families Speak Out (based in Jamaica Plain) and Gold Star Families Speak Out members picked up a video camera and made a one and one-half minute piece to counter and challenge a $15 million ad campaign to push the Bush administration's Iraq war agenda.

Celeste and Dante Zappala produced a home made video and posted it online to counter-act a national campaign launched by Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush, and its advocacy group Freedom's Watch, to pressure Congress to continue funding the war.
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31 Aug 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
Hiroshima Day 2007
Hiroshima_Panel_Fire.jpgToday is the 62nd anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and its people in split seconds, 8/6/45 -- the worst massacre and bloodiest day in American and Japanese history. In human history. 140,000 perished immediately and within hours and days. Another 70,000 were vaporized in Nagasaki on 8/9/45. Survivors (hibakusha) are still dying from the long-term after effects, their average age now 73, the cenotaph in Hiroshima now bears more than 253,000 names. These survivors were little kids caught up in the blast.
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06 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Commentary / War and Militarism
Residents Take on Cluster Bomb Manufacturer on War Anniversary
cluster_bomb.jpgThe Middle East Crisis Coalition held a demonstration on Thursday, August 2nd in downtown Waltham to protest Raytheon's manufacturing of weapons designed to indiscriminately kill all living things in a wide area.

Raytheon, headquartered in Waltham, is the biggest missile manufacturer in the world, one of the world's leading manufacturers of cluster bombs, and ranks fourth in terms of military sales.
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03 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Announcement / War and Militarism
Artist Stages Reenactments of Vietnam-Era Protest Speeches
zinn3.jpgExploring the parallels between the war in Iraq and the Vietnam War, artist Mark Tribe will stage re-enactments of Vietnam-era protest speeches in Boston and Washington, D.C. in July. The events are part of Tribe’s Port Huron Project, a series of re-enactments of protest speeches from the New Left movements of the 1960s and ’70s.
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13 Jul 2007 | Filed under: Announcement / War and Militarism
US Labor Against the War Iraqi Solidarity Tour
Hashmeya Muhsin Hussein, President of the Electrical Utility Workers Union of Iraq and Faleh Abood Umara Gen. Sec. of the Iraqi Fed. of Oil Workers were hosted by U.S. Labor Against the War and offer perspective on the labor situation in Iraq. SEE VIDEO COVERAGE:
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06 Jul 2007 | Filed under: News / International : Labor : War and Militarism
Dykes Flood the Streets of Boston
dyke-march-banner.jpgEvery June, Dyke Marches take place in cities across the United States and internationally. On June 8th, over 1000 (some estimate many as 2000) people flooded the streets of downtown Boston building community, challenging militarism, and grappling with transphobia.
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15 Jun 2007 | Filed under: News / GLBT/Queer : Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Liam Madden Marine War Resister Threatened with Dishonorable Charges
Liam Madden -Marine War Resister 003.jpgLiam Madden,along with Adam Kokesh, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, are facing downgrade of their honorable discharges from the marines. The reason-taking part in anti-war protests and wearing parts of their marine uniforms while protesting. Liam Madden gave a press conference on the steps of the State House in Boston on 6-7-07. Here are some photos and a link to a video of the press conference.
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11 Jun 2007 | Filed under: News / War and Militarism
The Greening of the Peace Movement
girl_with_sign_closeup.JPGIn a searing article in Harper's Magazine in September 2004, Naomi Klein laid out a theory of the Iraq War that shreds even today's conventional wisdom about the motivations for our invasion. Her theory was that the neocons saw Iraq as a potential test tube for their ideological utopia, and pursued a strategy of shock therapy, where the devastation of war would force Iraqis to rebuild their nation from scratch. Out of desperation (not to mention shock and awe), they would be receptive to U.S. economic policy unimaginable in any other country. The common refrain that Bush did not have a postwar plan is inaccurate. According to Klein, the neocons' plan started to backfire once the companies they were counting on to privatize the country hesitated to jump on board, and not for the reason you think. Yes, the security situation wasn't perfect. But more importantly, companies decided to wait for the creation of an Iraqi government because international law prohibited the United States as an occupying force from running the show.
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