This video from Chicago in the USA says about itself:
On March 20, 2007 over 4000 people protested the Iraq war’s 4th anniversary by marching from Ogden School to Daily Plaza on Michigan Avenue. This is the video of the speakers at the school before the march and the march.
By John Bachtell in the USA:
February 15 2010
CHICAGO – With frustration mounting over the economic crisis and its devastating impact on city services, Mayor Richard M. Daley blasted US funding for military occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq. Speaking to the Feb. 9 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards dinner, Daley pleaded for money being spent on war to be redirected to social needs.
The speech marks an about face for the mayor. The Daley administration has engaged in ugly confrontations with anti-war protesters since 2003 including the mass arrest of 800 marchers protesting the invasion of Iraq.
“Just think of all the money that we spend on wars to save the world. Today we can’t save America. Why do we always have to go to war, continually, why can’t we rebuild America? Why is it we have to take $300 or $400 billion . . . and then tell people we’re only going to be there for a year and we’re coming home . . . and then we’ll declare victory,” said the mayor, whose son Patrick is facing overseas redeployment.
Anti-war campaigners renewed their calls to the government on Wednesday to withdraw troops from Afghanistan following the death of two more British soldiers: here.
The New York Times’ decision to run a column stressing military subordination to civilian authorities comes amid growing assertiveness and impunity of the military and intelligence establishments: here.
Pentagon Still Doesn’t Consider Post-’Mission Accomplished’ Iraq Deaths to Be Combat Deaths: here.
Britain: Tony Blair descended into such a deep depression after the Iraq war that he told Gordon Brown and John Prescott he would quit No 10 the following summer – only to renege on the pledge within months, a new book by the Observer‘s Andrew Rawnsley reveals: here.
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