|Protesting Bushs War
10/10/2002THE NATIONS ACT NOW! WEBSITE
By Peter Rothberg
You couldnt tell from press accounts, but more than 90,000 people massed last Sunday in nationwide protests against Bushs plans to invade Iraq. The New York Times reported several thousand people filling the East Meadow in New York Citys Central Park for an afternoon rally. But organizers, and numerous Nation eyewitnesses, put the number much closer to 20,000. . . .Check out UnitedForPeace, a site recently launched by Global Exchange, for a comprehensive [listing of events] coast to coast.
Even after the 296-133 House vote supporting the Administrations resolution, theres still time to make Iraq a key campaign issue in next months elections. Get tips from the National Network to End the War Against Iraq, a nationwide coalition of more than 140 peace and justice, student and faith-based organizations. . . .
Its important to show support for those legislators whove been fighting
Mary Lou Elsner310-542-xxxx
the good fight on this issue. Robert Byrd has been one of the few courageous voices in the Senate. On the Senate floor he made every effort to interject sanity into the proceedings by protesting what he called a heedless rush toward bloodshed. Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer and Paul Sarbanes all spoke strongly in support of Byrd. Write and let them know that you