What does an anti-war movement look like today?

AlterNet
by Celina R. De Leon

08/07/06

Despite rare glimpses of growing popular opposition to the war, such as Cindy Sheehan or Medea Benjamin with 'Bring Troops Home Now' signs on national television, the mainstream media still does not provide a consistent space for a critique of American foreign policy. And while soldiers continue to desert the military, and 72 percent think that the United States should exit Iraq within the next year, the Bush administration and Congress cannot seem to come up with a concrete strategy for addressing the growing chaos and deaths in Iraq. Impatient with the current status quo, students, war veterans, anti-war activists and soldiers and their parents across the country are thinking of new ways to get their message to the government and general public. Realizing that mass national protests did not sway the Bush administration from staying the course in Iraq, many young organizers focused their strategy on local counter-recruitment campaigns. And their work seems to be making an impact...

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