The February 15 demonstration in New York was huge, exciting,
exhilarating--despite the weather (brrrr) and the heavy hand of the NYPD
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
War for the wrong reasons will delegitimize the instrument itself.