David Cortright has laid out many aspects of an agenda to help the US
peace movement move from the immediate work of trying to stop this war,
to continuing to broaden the reach of our movement
As the Bush Administration continues its illegal and unjust military
invasion of Iraq, we must steel ourselves for the difficult days that
"We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York
Abortion Access Fund.
The war is just two weeks old, yet the Bush Administration has
accomplished the unprecedented isolation of the United States worldwide,
even from several of its historic allies.
Ifind David Cortright's call useful but limiting. The most exciting
aspect of the antiwar organizing has been its global reach.
Led by a former Boeing machinist, Las Vegas exotic dancers are talking union.
Following the first attack at 3 am French time, the morning papers were
ready with generic "War Is Here" headlines, accompanied by full-page
images of dark skies.
A few hours after the United States launched its first missile attack
against Baghdad, I spoke to 400 students and faculty at Moscow's largest
university of commerce and economics.
In this country, where a US military attack echoes more loudly perhaps
than anywhere else in the world, protesters against the war are
expressing themselves from Hanoi in the north to central V
The night the war began, an ashen-faced woman in Parliament Square held
up a photograph of an Iraqi soldier, reduced to a smudge of carbon but
for his head and feet--an image from the last Gulf