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Saturday, January 27, 2007

End the Occupation Rallies Around the World Today

"He did not tell the truth. I will not vote one dime for this war."
-Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters

"We see many things that we feel helpless about," said Barbara Struna, 59, who came from Brewster, Mass., to march. "But this is like a united force. This is something I can do."

Struna, a mother of five who runs an art gallery, made a two-day bus trip with her 17-year-old daughter, Anna, to the nation's capital to represent what she said was middle America's opposition to President Bush's war policy.

Her daughter, a high school senior, said she has as many as 20 friends who have been to Iraq. "My generation is the one that is going to have to pay for this," she said.

A variety of signs are held during a protest against the war in Iraq on the National Mall on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, in Washington. Protesters demanded a withdrawal of U.S. troops in a demonstration that drew tens of thousands and brought Jane Fonda back to the streets. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

With the Capitol as a backdrop, demonstrators listen to the speakers during a protest against the war in Iraq on the National Mall on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

U.S. Citizens for Peace and Justice movement activists hold banners in front of Rome's U.S. Embassy to Italy, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, to protest the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq and to demand that the newly elected congress refuse to fund the Bush administration wars. The number on the banner at right refers to the Iraqis who reportedly died since the start of the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri)

Alicia Casilio, dressed as an Iraqi civilian, stands silently at an anti-Iraq war protest in Boston, Massachusetts January 11, 2007. The numbers on Casilio's face represent the estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed in the war. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)

Protesters take part in an anti-war rally and candlelight vigil in Washington January 11, 2007. Anti-war activists took to the streets of U.S. cities on Thursday for the first of what organizers promised would be thousands of protests against President George W. Bush's plan to send more U.S. troops to Iraq. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES)

Protestors hold a poster against the Iraq war as they march during the opening of the World Social Forum, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. More than 80,000 people gathered for an annual anti-capitalist conference in Kenya's capital on Saturday, hoping to network with other activists and protest global policies they say hurt the poor. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)


At 1/27/2007 3:05 PM, Anonymous jack boo said...

I've noticed this protest is getting much more coverage than the tens of thousands at pro-life protest a week ago.

At 1/27/2007 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As it should. 500,000K marched in DC. Rallies took place all over the country and world today. Finally. These protests have been taking place for years and the media has been ignoring them.

At 1/27/2007 10:06 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

I wonder whether, in two years, these people are going to be upset when the war is still going on, Congressional Democrats having aided, abetted and even funded the war. I mean, sure, they'll still vote Democratic, but will they feel angry, upset and betrayed?


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