US peace movement’s actions against Iraq war


This 2008 video from the USA says about itself:

A protester representing Iraq Veterans Against the War holds up a banner during Sen. John McCain’s nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Sept. 4, 2008.

UPDATE:
The protester is Adam Kokesh, who was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and a veteran of the Iraq War. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Kokesh

Reuters reports:

December 28th, 2006 3:37 pm

U.S. death toll in Iraq seen spurring anti-war protests

By Carey Gillam / Reuters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In Kansas City, they will light candles and lay out more than 80 pairs of empty combat boots.

In Chicago, anti-war activists will hand out black ribbons, each bearing the name of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.

And in New Haven, Connecticut, opponents of the war plan to read aloud the names of 3,000 dead U.S. soldiers.

In all, organizers say some 140 demonstrations in 37 states are planned to mark the 3,000th U.S. military death in Iraq, a milestone that is likely only days away.

By Thursday, some 2,989 U.S. troops had died in Iraq since the start of the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed in the unrelenting violence.

Correction, Carey Gillam: hundreds of thousands.

Among those keeping track of the U.S. death toll, including soldiers’ families, peace activists, politicians, veterans and others, many say they will commemorate the 3,000 mark as both a way to honor the dead and demand an end to the war.

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