This video from the USA says about itself:
St. Paul, MN, March 19, 2011. As the US launches another military attack in Libya, America is getting war weary. The war in Afghanistan is now grinding into its 10th year and Iraq casualties continue even as the US draws down.
Disapproval polls keep creeping up and the Washington Post poll reported on March 16, 2011 that 64% of the public feel the Afghanistan war is, “Not worth it.”
It’s no wonder then, that anti-war marches such as the one that happened this Saturday in St. Paul are attracting more and more people. About a thousand peace activists marched two miles down University Avenue to the State Capitol, making it the largest such gathering for several years. Several dozen peace, anti-war and other civic groups participated. The crowd was exuberant and noisy, but very well behaved.
Organizers of the march invited marchers to bring old kitchen pots or pans, and spoons. They shouted about money going for war but not for health care or education. This protest was one of many held across the nation as part of a national day of protest against war. Coincidentally the protest happened the same day the US started launching missiles into Libya.
UN investigators said today that they will launch a probe next week into alleged human rights violations committed by government forces and Western-backed rebels in Libya: here.
Felicity Arbuthnot on how the [British] government had no qualms about selling arms to Gadaffi: here.
By Naomi Spencer in the USA:
US Army clears “kill team” brigade commander of responsibility
8 April 2011
An Army investigation into officers in charge of the brigade involved in murdering Afghan civilians for sport last year concluded that its commander had no responsibility for the atrocities.
Colonel Harry D. Tunnell IV was found to have pursued an aggressive “strike and destroy” strategy, but the Army determined it bore no “causal relation” to the rampant criminal activities of soldiers in the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division while they were stationed in Kandahar province.
USA: Military pay freeze could be boon to predatory lenders: here.