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Vets REJECTED from Long Beach Vet's Parade Participation. DO SOMETHING! (tags)

This is in response to the article written in the Long Beach Press Telegram regarding the three groups of veterans and their families who were REJECTED from participating in the Veterans Day Parade, even though they and their families served and are continuing to serve their country with honor. My son just returned from his second tour in Iraq. We both believe in the Constitution ,which includes the right to speak out against this war. It is something that he is proud to fight for and will continue to follow orders if he is sent back to Iraq. While watching the entire parade from the sidelines, I was saddened to see that there were no participants from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan at all! That means that the only participants of this war that wanted to march in the parade were excluded. The city, as well as Val Lerch, who continued to try to make this a political issue, bear responsibility for this lack of support for our soldiers currently serving in this war. How could Council member Lerch, a proud member of this committee, overlook this glaring omission if he supports the troops? By the way, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans for Peace carried no signs whatsoever. It was very important to us that we honor all the troops, and we enthusiastically applauded all participants. Also, please note, we had plenty of enthusiastic responses from the crowd and a few public displays of apology. This is an important point, because the city and committee knew we marched in last year’s parade without incident and that we are valid members of the military, unlike other groups like the medical insurance van, etc. This is why several cities, including La Palma, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, and other cities nationwide were inviting our groups to march in their parade; they understand that you can support the troops but not the administration’s policies that continue to blindly send our loved ones to die in a war that should never have happened in the first place. Apparently, the Veterans Day Committee and the city of Long Beach do not understand the difference. --Pat Alviso, Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach, CA, USA, Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out Orange County & South Bay Chapter, www.mfsooc.org www.myspace.com/ocmfso 562-833-8035 Support Our Troops. Bring Them Home Now! Take Care of Them After They Get Home!

BTL:Bush's Iraq War Escalation Provokes Growing Opposition (tags)

Interview with Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Peace Movement Vows to Resist Bush Escalation of Iraq War (tags)

Interview with Gordon Clark, communications director with Peace Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Escalation of Violence in Iraq Leads to Renewed Calls for U.S. Withdrawal (tags)

Interview with Charlie Richardson, Military Families Speak Out co-founder, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Camp Casey Los Angeles Continues Every Friday Outside Senator Feinstein's West LA Office (tags)

Protest Senator Dianne Feinstein every Friday from 3pm until dark until she brings the troops home NOW. 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Sepulveda), Los Angeles, CA 90025

Cindy Sheehan leads anti-war movement (tags)

Sheehan and supporters continue to protest the war in Iraq and support Hurrican Katrina Survivors.

BTL:"Unwelcome Guests at a Coronation" (tags)

Protests at the Presidential Inauguration of George W. Bush

BTL:Military Families With Loved Ones in Iraq Oppose the War While... (tags)

...Supporting U.S. Troops* Interview with Larry Syverson, member of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Imperialism Starts at Home (tags)

Rich frat boys like George Bush often don't do military service because they have more options. The lack of options is a real thing that can't be erased with a lot of abstracted, two-dimensional, libertarian, we-are-all-free-agents nonsense.

BTL:Former UN Weapons Inspector Charges Bush Launched Iraq War to... (tags)

...Pursue Agenda of 'Global Hegemony'. Interview with Scott Ritter, former U.S. Marine and U.N. weapons inspector, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL: Bombing of Shiite Holy Shrine Kills Powerful Cleric and... (tags)

...Further Destabilizes U.S.-Occupied Iraq. Interview with Erik Gustafson, president of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Camp Pendleton March/Rally/Outreach (tags)

Peace and Justice Movement Reaches Out to Troops / Bring Them Home Now!

BTL:Bombing of U.N. Office in Baghdad Provokes Reassessment of... (tags)

...International Organization's Role in Occupied Iraq. Interview with Nathaniel Hurd, independent consultant to the United Nations, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.

BTL:Military Families Call for End to Iraq Occupation and... (tags)

...Return Home of U.S. Troops.Interview with Susan Schuman, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

A Personal Chronicle of a Season of ‘Better to Laugh than Cry” Antiwar Activism. (tags)

Here is one NY-RTS' memories of the recent past- a memory of the particular groups anti-war activism.-- To be published on-line in the Journal of Aesthetics and protest. (print issue #2 to be released in late June, early July)

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