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September 24th, 2007

Sunday anti-war rally at Capitol

By Mary Turck / Twin Cities Daily Planet ST. PAUL, MN -- Becky Lowrey, a Gold Star mother whose son died when his helicopter was shot down in Iraq, followed. "We cannot be ignored this time," she said, citing the coalition gathered at the protest and national opposition to the ... continue reading

September 19th, 2007

'David Cline, Friend of Peace, RIP' ... by Cindy Sheehan

"We are not the first group to call for impeachment. We have decided to add our voice to the call. All the reasons given for the invasion have shown themselves to be half-truths or misleading. The conflict continues to drag on taking the lives of our soldiers and innocent Iraqis. ... continue reading

September 18th, 2007

Activists rally against Iraq war in Long Beach

L.B.: Protest, part of `Days of Decision' held downtown. By Kelly Puente / Long Beach Press-Telegram LONG BEACH, CA -- Former Marine Sean Mcallister changed his mind about the war in Iraq soon after he returned from a seven-month tour in Bagdad. "The more and more I read about it, ... continue reading

August 28th, 2007

ANTI-WAR RALLY: 'Ready for a change'

By Noel K. Gallagher / Portland Press Herald KENNEBUNKPORT — A high-spirited but peaceful crowd of about 4,000 protesters marched through the streets of Kennebunkport on Saturday in the largest anti-war rally in town history. "I don't know what else to do but march," said Anne Chay, who was carrying ... continue reading

August 25th, 2007

Sheehan To Attend Peace March In Kennebunkport

KENNEBUNKPORT (AP) -- Several anti-war groups are planning a peace rally Saturday in Kennebunkport, where the Bush family has a summer home. The groups include Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War and other organizations. The rally at a local farm will feature "Peace Mom" ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2007

In the name of the fallen we go to DC to speak, again

By Celeste Zappala / Gold Star Families Speak Out Tomorrow, Tuesday, some of us in Gold Star Families Speak Out will go to Washington to speak to our Senators and plead with them to stop funding this disastrous, immoral needless war in Iraq. After all these painful years, after the ... continue reading

May 3rd, 2007

President arrives, and so do protestors

FOX-13 TAMPA, FL – While President Bush addressed officials at MacDill Air Force Base on Tuesday, protestors lined the streets just miles away in opposition of his visit. Dozens gathered at the intersection of South Dale Mabry and Gandy Boulevard to show their opposition not only to the President's trip ... continue reading

April 9th, 2007

'A Special Camp Casey Family Reunion' Ava Lowery

This past Thursday, my Mother and I traveled to Austin, TX for a Camp Casey Family Reunion. We attended the Camp Casey Peace Awards and I was honored to accept the Camp Casey Peace Institutes first Young Activist Peace Award. I was especially inspired by being in the company of ... continue reading

March 26th, 2007

'Congress and MoveOn' Cindy Sheehan

THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS HAS BETRAYED AMERICAN VOTERS, PROGRESSIVE SUPPORTERS, AND THE TROOPS IN IRAQ Gold Star Families for Peace THE DEMOCRATS ARE FUNDING IRAQ ESCALATION: The Democratic leadership has proposed $100 billion of supplemental funding for an increased troop presence in Iraq. The leadership opted for the "slow bleed" policy ... continue reading

March 21st, 2007

Soldiers’ Families: Bring Them Home!

WHAM-TV (Rochester, N.Y.) -- For families with loved ones in Iraq, these are not easy times. Sgt. Yolanda Babb works at the 98th U.S. Army Reserve Division in Rochester. She's raising five kids by herself while her husband is deployed in Iraq. She says she doesn't think about whether the ... continue reading

March 18th, 2007

Mothers raise anti-war voices

Four years after the Iraq invasion, parents of service members and vets no longer are content to just cheer By Matthew D. LaPlante / Salt Lake Tribune No one wanted a "good war" more than Carla Hitz. Her son, an Army helicopter pilot, was among the first soldiers in Iraq ... continue reading

March 7th, 2007

Anti-war protesters target Thompson

Democratic congressman focus of local demonstration By Monica Krauth / Daily Democrat WOODLAND, CA - Five offices of Representative Mike Thompson, D-Napa, including his Woodland office, were targeted Monday for anti-war demonstrations. Letters were on hand for delivery to his office aides but his Woodland office was closed when a ... continue reading

March 1st, 2007

War protesters plead guilty of disturbing the peace

By Norman Miller / Daily News NATICK, MA - Flanked by supporters inside and outside Natick District Court, the so-called Sherborn Five, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges in connection with a January protest against the war in Iraq. Lewis Randa, 59, of Sherborn, Sarah Fuhro, 65, of Natick, Carol Coakley, ... continue reading

February 21st, 2007

'Mistakes, Mismanagement and MoveOn: Slowly Bleeding to Death' Cindy Sheehan

Senator John McCain: "We are paying a very heavy price for the mismanagement — that's the kindest word I can give you — of Donald Rumsfeld, of this war. The price is very, very heavy and I regret it enormously." Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton: "I take responsibility for my vote. ... continue reading

February 21st, 2007

Antiwar protesters bring message to Kennedy's Pawtucket office

By Tom Mooney / Providence Journal PAWTUCKET — Jacque Amoureux, whose brother served with the Marines in Iraq, and Stephany Kern of Westerly, whose son died there, were among 20 war protesters who converged on the Pawtucket office of U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy yesterday demanding that he publicly support ... continue reading

February 14th, 2007

'Please Don't Make My Grandchildren Pay for the War That Killed Their Father' Stephany Kern

The Bush Administration wants us to give more of our precious human resources as well as more of our money to the war in Iraq. Coming from a military family, I do not want any soldiers to be without what they need, but in order to fully understand the problem, ... continue reading

February 5th, 2007

'I Went to Pieces' Melida Arredondo

Speech: Scituate Citizens for Peace Concert at Old Ship Unitarian Parish Hall, 107 Main Street, Hingham, MA A Fundraiser for MFSO Melida Arredondo is the stepmother of Alex Arredondo, Killed in Iraq August 25, 2004 My family's involvement in this war began the day that Alex signed up at the ... continue reading

January 31st, 2007

Marine’s Mother Interrupts Senate Hearing

KWTX-TV Tina Richards, the mother of a US Marine who has already done two tours in Iraq interrupted a Senate hearing Tuesday to beg Senators not to send her son for a third tour. As Senator Orrin Hatch, a strong supporter of the Bush Administration's policy in Iraq, was telling ... continue reading

January 27th, 2007

Wasted Lives Bring Gold Star Mother to Mall

By Patricia M. Murret / Capital News Service WASHINGTON - It's the useless deaths that are bringing Gilda Carbonaro to the National Mall on Saturday. "The war is over. The war is lost. The war is finished," the Bethesda woman said. "And, there is no reason for another life to ... continue reading

January 25th, 2007

Raising voices for peace

Cindy Sheehan leads protest at congressman's office San Gabriel Valley Tribune PASADENA - Dozens of anti-war activists carried signs and their message of peace to the doorstep of Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, on Wednesday. The supporters and members of the January 27th Action Coalition - including "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan ... continue reading

January 13th, 2007

War rally focuses on McCain office

130 demonstrators protest plan to add troops in Iraq By Ofelia Madrid / Arizona Republic A day after President Bush announced his plan to add 21,500 combat troops to Iraq, about 130 people gathered outside of Sen. John McCain's Phoenix office at 16th Street and Missouri Road to protest the ... continue reading

January 7th, 2007

Love and losses

An anti-war demonstration in Garden Grove draws two Gold Star mothers and dozens of other protesters. By Valerie Takahama / Orange County Register Judy Probst wrote her son's name on one of the thousands of small wooden crosses that stretched along Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove on Saturday. Her son, ... continue reading

January 7th, 2007

Names added to Lafayette memorial crosses

By Tom Lochner / Contra Costa Times Creators of a hillside monument of crosses outside the Lafayette BART station began to put names on them Sunday while supporters, including mothers of fallen soldiers in Iraq, turned the gathering into an impromptu memorial service for the war dead. ``This memorial is ... continue reading

January 2nd, 2007

Opponents of Iraq war hold vigil

Protesters gather at the Federal Building in Dayton after a report shows that the U.S. death toll has passed 3,000. By Steve Bennish / Dayton Daily News DAYTON — Protesters against the war in Iraq took to the streets downtown on New Year's Day, holding a candlelight vigil at the ... continue reading

December 28th, 2006

U.S. death toll in Iraq seen spurring anti-war protests

By Carey Gillam / Reuters KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In Kansas City, they will light candles and lay out more than 80 pairs of empty combat boots. In Chicago, anti-war activists will hand out black ribbons, each bearing the name of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq. And in New ... continue reading

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