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Jonathan Schell, who last week compellingly argued "The Case Against the War" in these pages, this week assesses the power and meaning of the global antiwar demonstrations.

They're relegated to the side.
This role--which they cannot abide,
Which torments Frenchmen day and night--
Can make them do things out of spite.

Here The Nation presents a few of the works posted on "Poets Against the War," (www.poetsagainstthewar.org), the website set up by Sam Hamill, poet and editor, when he called for poems and statements against war in Iraq.

Among the few hundred thousand people who took to the streets of New York on February 15 to protest an invasion of Iraq were the current group of Nation interns.

Even before the crucial February 14 meeting of the Security Council
(after this issue went to press), a significant milestone was reached in
the form of the proposal by France, Germany and Russ

A clever new wave of feminist antiwar activism manages to avoid old clichés.

Resigned to war, even government opponents say they'll fight their attackers.

Officers are raising serious questions about manpower, morale and
technology.

War for the wrong reasons will delegitimize the instrument itself.

The revival of nuclear danger means we have already lost, whatever happens later.

Blogs

As the number of civilian casualties mounts, our nation's “kill list” only grows longer. 

November 19, 2012

After last night's re-election, progressives wonder if the US is in for four more years of extrajudicial killings. 

November 7, 2012

Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spews happy talk at a NATO meeting.

October 10, 2012

A year ago, the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” was a great step for LGB rights, but it did not nearly go far enough.

September 26, 2012

The crisis in Syria veers toward regionwide sectarian explosion.

September 6, 2012

Though hardly a blip in campaign news, the 2,000th American troop has been killed—many by our own allies, the Afghan security forces—and inattention still abounds. 

August 23, 2012

Draw your own conclusions.

August 20, 2012

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012

All while the UN and Kofi Annan continue to seek diplomatic solution.

July 5, 2012