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Review :: Activism

Does Democracy Matter—Cornel West Thinks So

Cornel West
Democracy Matters
Penguin Books paperback (2004)

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News :: Activism

A Baltimore "Free Store" Redistributes Clothes and Other Goods in the City


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News :: Middle East : Peace : Protest Activity : War in Iraq

September 24: Protest US War in Iraq

Tens of thousands, with estimates up to 300,000, protested the ongoing US military occupation of Iraq on September 24, 2005 in Washington DC. Whatever the best estimate, the protest had some large contingents, like the Service Employees International Union which sent 18 buses from New York. Baltimore Indymedia offers a brief photoessay.


News :: Activism : Middle East : Peace : Protest Activity : War in Iraq

Reflection on September 24 March on DC

Snapshot of September 24 antiwar march on Washington DC, with video.

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Commentary :: War in Iraq

The Mother of All Anti-War Rallies

The Anti-Iraqi War rally in Washington, DC., today, 09/24/05, put on by the “United for Peace and Justice” organization, was a highly-spirited event. The Ellipse was overflowing with protesters and the march around the White House seemed to go on forever. MP, George Galloway, blasted George W. Bush and Tony Blair as “war criminals.” He said that we owe it to the world to make it clear that these “war criminals are not acting in our name!”

[See also
"Reflection on September 24 March on DC" by Mike Johnson
"White House Action Monday 9/26" by chthonik ]

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News :: Activism : Military : Peace : Protest Activity : War in Iraq

Sheehan at Hopkins: Voice of Peace? Sounds more like Justice

This article observes that the messages being conveyed by Cindy Sheehan and the people on tour with her have a strong "justice" focus. The article observes that this might account for the potent resonance of Sheehan's message with the Nation and links to another article on that subject.

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Interview :: Media : Military : Peace : Protest Activity : War in Iraq

How Did Cindy Sheehan Reach the Tipping Point to Become a Mass Media Phenomenon?

This short article surveys local media member’s views on the question of “Why Cindy Sheehan hit the Tipping Point and Became a Mass Media Phenomenon?” The interviews were conducted at Cindy Sheehan’s September 20, 2005 appearance at the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus. Concepts from the book “The Tipping Point” are presented to gain more insight into possible answers to this question.

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Commentary :: War in Iraq

“Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!” - Max Cleland

On Sept. 15, 2005, a Congressional “Forum” was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was chaired by anti-Iraqi War advocate, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). She accused the Bush-Cheney Gang of creating a “bloody and ruinous debacle,” in Iraq, and that it was long past the time to discuss exit strategies. Max Cleland, a witness at the Forum and a Vietnam War veteran, and ex-U.S. Senator, said, “Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!”

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