Antiwar protests this weekend

Hollywood Peace March. Mar. 15, 2008

Iraq Veterans Against the War conclude their Winter Soldier testimony today in DC. There’s been practically no mainstream media coverage of it, and not even that much from the alt press and blogs. They did video everything, so hopefully edited snips of the best of the testimony will be on YouTube, etc. Still, the lack of media coverage is discouraging.

ANSWER LA had yet another antiwar march and rally in Hollywood yesterday. The police said 2,000 came, ANSWER said 10,000. Even if it was 10,000, that would still definitely be on the low end of size for their antiwar demonstrations.

People are distracted by the economy and the upcoming election. The wars aren’t central news now. Maybe new techniques and strategies are needed. Mass marches generally get ignored now, unless they are monumentally huge. Winter Soldier was a needed step in a new direction, but right now, the wars just aren’t much on people’s minds.


  1. Twelve thousand people marched in the rain and hail yesterday in Portland (Oregon). It was wet and cold. and few, if any, wonder if these idiot pig-fuckers realize what they’ve done to the couple hundred thousand guys like me who have managed to bury what we did, who we are… by repeating history.

    Enemies of the American People, Enemies of the American Way of Life – good, bad or indifferent, thirty some years ago we swore an oath to defend this land against quote All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic end of quote… Our Enemies.

    Cry havoc, as the real Dogs of War are only just being set loose

  2. A recent poll showed that only 28% of Americans are aware that almost 4,000 Americans have died in Iraq. I don;t know how you could miss that little piece of “trivia”– I don’t even have TV, yet I’m more aware of the cost of the war than over two-thirds of the country. How do you end a war when so many in the electorate are so out of touch?

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