October 28, 2001 |
As never before, their dance cards are full. Scholars of peace and diplomacy say that with little effort--and no exaggeration--they could schedule three speaking engagements per night. Elder statesmen of this country's antiwar movement report a similar surge in demand since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Academics who study terrorism or the Middle East are taking part in teach-ins that generally are packed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2002 |
Officials from Japanese political organizations are visiting Berkeley to learn about peace politics. The visitors held a conference Monday with council member Dona Spring to discuss strategies for Japan's fledgling antiwar movement. "It is very difficult to receive accurate information about American antiwar responses," said Kiyoshi Matsuya, of Japan's Rainbow and Green organization.
April 13, 2003 |
As a prominent New York University protest leader against the Vietnam War, Leslie Cagan remembers men telling women to sit and listen quietly during meetings. Because they were not subject to the draft, female activists were told, they were not qualified to talk on the issue. "I, like other women, was outraged, and at one such meeting all the women got up and left the room," Cagan said. "That's when many women first started saying, 'Maybe we need a women's movement.'
June 9, 1996
Like Dennis Christopher, I too am a 40-year-old actor who fled his home at age 17 ("Call Him the 'Code' Breaker," by Janice Arkatov, May 26). However, instead of going immediately to college and joining the antiwar movement, I joined the Marine Corps to see the world and become a man. Upon my discharge two years later, I had only seen Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and San Juan, P.R., and the jury was still out on my manliness. I'm stretching the truth by saying I'm a 40-year-old, as I won't be until August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2005 |
The Navy announced Friday that it planned to court-martial a sailor, now a vocal member of the antiwar movement, who refused deployment to the Persian Gulf because he opposed the U.S. mission in Iraq. Petty Officer 3rd Class Pablo Eduardo Paredes will face charges of being absent without leave and missing his ship, the Navy said. Paredes, 23, refused to board the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard when it left Dec. 6 for the Persian Gulf.
November 4, 2001 |
The antiwar movement has shown its face but not its ideas. We've all seen the placards in the hands of scattered protesters--Stop This Racist War! Or, Stop the Bombing Now! So then what? Just what should the United States do if it won't fight in self-defense? Not in 60 years has America's antiwar movement been so wholly discounted in our national debate, even as it tries to rouse itself to action.