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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Iraq vets to hold a Die-In in DC

Iraq war veteran U.S. Army Specialist Evan Knappenberger pauses during an anti-war rally on the National Mall in Washington August 28, 2007. REUTERS/Stelios Varias (UNITED STATES)

A week of events meant to crank up a national demonstration against the war in Iraq is set to begin Saturday, with a 1,000-person "die-in" at the U.S. Capitol led by current and former American troops and accompanied by taps and a mock 21-gun salute.

The die-in will be the culmination of a march and rally. Organizers hope the event will spur people in the antiwar movement to move from protesting to performing acts of civil disobedience that "get in the way of the war machine," said Brian Becker, national coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, at a news conference yesterday at the National Press Club.


At 9/13/2007 3:37 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

Our active duty troops are sounding off as well...


At 9/16/2007 4:02 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

Remember when a soldier in uniform came to the Yearly Kos carnival and respectfully addressed a panel that included Wesley Clark? He was bitterly denounced by liberals for violating service regulations by wearing his uniform while engaging in political activity. That was different, obviously, from the guy in the photo above.


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