Hundreds Protest Wars & Torture, Demand Impeachment in
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Hundreds Protest Wars & Torture, Demand Impeachment
By David Dixon
On Saturday, April 21 over 400 hundred people marched and rallied in
Local activists with Food Not Bombs provided food and drinks to the protesters.
The two keynote speakers were Cindy Sheehan, founder of Gold Star Families For Peace, and Terri Johnson, Iraq War G.I. Resister.
Of course, everyone was excited to hear Cindy speak and listened intently as she spoke the truth about the war from her perspective as a mother that lost her son, Casey. It was easy to see why Cindy has been referred to as “the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement” by Rev Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus Against War as she energized the crowd to work for peace.
Terri Johnson, who went AWOL from the Army rather than being sent to
A Palestinian Flag flew at the stage throughout the rally. This was a thoroughly anti-imperialist, multi-national demonstration.
The action was chaired by Scott Trent, with World Can’t Wait –
The same pro-war group that tried to disrupt the March 17 March on the Pentagon, Gathering of Eagles, that has close ties to the Republican Party; Move America Forward; Free Republic, an “internet activism site for conservatives”; and Veterans for Victory, an entity headed by two retired Army officers who were central to the initial assault on Baghdad and pursuit of Saddam Hussein, tried again to disrupt this protest to no avail. (Workers World,
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