That is my assessment of the flood of dozens of Feedback e-mails I have received since my article about the Maine teachers accused of verbally harassing students who were the children of deploying Army National Guard soldiers “Denounce Teachers Who Harass Military Dependents,” DefenseWatch, Feb. 26, 2003). Judging by the passion expressed in a lot of the e-mails I received, this issue has touched a deep nerve inside many people.
A small crowd gathered at Copley Square on Wednesday. Police payed no heed, as they obviously had nothing planned. Before the night was out, however, large banners found their ways onto T-Stops, the Statehouse Doors, a public bus, and the wall of the parking garage at Alewife T-station.
This is an international call for a boycott of the US war economy. The American economy is directly linked to the war on Iraq. Oil companies and arms companies, in particular, stand to make huge profits from a war on Iraq. The Bush Administration is prepared to go to war unilaterally, with or without a UN resolution. Consumers worldwide can say "NO"