March 20, 2010

Anti-war protesters rally on Monument Square


The season's first anti-war rally took place Saturday afternoon on Monument Square, sponsored by the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice..

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and anti-war rallies took place all over the country. Since March 2003, there have been 4,387 U.S. casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In Washington, USA Today reports, "Thousands of protesters carried signs reading "Indict Bush Now" and flag-draped cardboard coffins, urging President Obama to withdraw troops from Iraq."

There was just a small rally in New York, where a few dozen people gathered near a Times Square recruiting station. The Raging Grannies sang, "The country is broke, this war is a joke."

About 75 people marched through downtown Milwaukee Friday.

John Heckenlively, who sent us these pictures, says about 30 people took part in Racine's Downtown rally, which lasted from noon to 12:30 p.m.

38 comments:

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  2. Amen! Ditto the corporate crooks who profit from war...

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  3. Amen! Ditto every politician in the country. All lying thieves. Re-elect No One!

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  4. John who is commander in chief and why are we still fighting?
    Same question to you 2:51 could not Obama simply have the troops leave?

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  5. Looks like the TEA parties get a lot better turn out.

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  6. Anon, 3:15,

    Not much point protesting when nearly everybody already agrees with them. At least Obama's taking the steps to end the wars and bring most everybody home.

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  7. Let's see how many teabaggers still show up seven years from now.

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  8. Just what I would expect - 30 people (I don't see 30 in the pictture) show up and it's a big deal but ignore or trash the thousnads who show up for Tea Parties.
    You hypocrites

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  9. Actually John Rogers, I was thinking more like: Barek Obama tried for treason, Joe Biden sent to a care facility for the mentally slow and Finegold/Kohl being recalled for abuse of power.
    What Cheney and Bush did, they at least did it because they thaought it was right, not just to look good and be popular.

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  11. So...0.0005% of the population was out protesting. And this is news?...How?

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  12. I had more people at my Super Bowl party. Where was the coverage for that?

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  13. Thanks John Rogers for that intellegent response - it was exactly what I expected from the you side.

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  14. Two (2) picures, nine (9) people at least four (4) of which are children under the ago of twelve (12) and therefore taken there by their parents. Nice, Real Nice!

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  15. Bush and Cheney thought it was right! So lets get this right, thousands killed, billions spent, because they (Bush and Cheney) thought they were right! Rediculous!

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  16. You forgot to mention Congress (BOTH PARTIES). Only blame the people you don't like. Now that is ridiculous!

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  17. We are lucky to have the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice. Maybe if more people who agree came out then we would figure out ending the war sooner rather than later.

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  18. This group should be more concerned about this healthcare bill passing and focus their efforts on protesting against that!

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  19. Um, the REAL war is the healthcare debacle.

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  20. More people I talk with support health care reform than are against it. About 80% for and 20% against.

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  21. Anon 2:09 - it is just the opposite.

    Don't fall for the misinformation being handed to you from the Chicago mafia in the White House.

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  22. Our country has been at war since Paul Revere yelled out to the people of this new country "The British are coming." What the hell makes you think that anything is going to change? We are run by people of money,greed and power.Like lambs led to slaughter our children die for the men that run this world! Bless those that have gave so much & those who still are.

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  23. The Dominican nuns should be more concerned about the millions of people that have been killed by the Iraq and Afghanistan regimes, and the government funded abortions under ObamaCare that they are supporting under the Health Care passed. They should be ashamed of themselves in the position they publically take which is in conflict with the Catholic religion.

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  24. The Dominicans Nuns work tirelessly to help those in need. What have you done to help? Its easy to complain, but it much more difficult to walk the walk, and the Dominicans do.

    Your comments will be significant when you are willing to do the work that these nuns have done.

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  25. 8:38 - you know not what you say. I am on a number of boards and volunteer many hours a month for those in need. What have you done. As a Catholic I cannot understand how the nuns can support ObamaCare with government paid abortions. This is totally contrary to our faith. In addition there were millions of people killed as I previously mentioned through the efforts of our military and their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families, we have begun to free the people of Iraq. Women can vote, girls can go to school, elimination of murders by the Iraq government - all of these freedoms that they did not have - additional freedom will occur in Afghanistan. The Dominican nuns talk out of both sides of their mouths. It's one thing to think it, it's another thing to blatenly express these inappropriate positions publicly. How compassionate are they really when they support publicly funded abortion and they want to limit our abilty to provide freedom around the world.

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  26. 9:11 Is it known how many lives the Iraq war has cost? Is it the United States obligation to export the idea of what a society should look like. You are either delusional or have fabricated the description of who you are. Who are we to pass judgment. The nuns continue to work for those in need regardless of what people like you think or say and the community is a better place because of it.

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  27. 11:14 - Apparently you do not think that women should have the right to vote. Apparently you don't think girls should go to school. Apparently you think it was ok for Sadaam to kill millions of people and throw them into mass graves. Apparently you think it is ok for a Catholic nun to support a bill that funds abortion even though the church has made it clear it supports the sanctity of life and is pro-life.

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  28. 11:14 is the U.S. responsible for every evil leader in the world? You are absolutely crazy if you think we can correct the world's problems by sacrificing our young men and women. You are as delusional as Bush and Cheney, but you may have noticed when it came time for them to fight they did everything to avoid it but had no problems sending others children to fight their war.

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  29. Those other children are committed to their jobs and the safety and freedom of the U.S.and the world where atrocities exist.

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  30. I always think it interesting how the Dominicans can write letters to the editor in the JT's when there is no way for them to have to respond to their positions - I dare them to come to the Racine Post and substantiate their positions against their faith.

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  31. You're for war and the death penalty, you're for women voting rights but when it comes to there own bodies, you want to deny them the right to chose under any circumstance.

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  32. It's not their bodies - it's their fetus's body.

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  33. So lets get this straight, its ok for the fetus to live even if it means the mother must die? And do you support the war, the death penalty, an eye for an eye?

    Have you ever been in the position where you had to make a life or death decision?

    So many of you are so shallow in you thinking so righteous in your beliefs.

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  34. I am righteous and arrogant also!

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  35. Just how many of you negative idiots have recently adopted or fostered a child? We started out protesting the war and now we are on a womans right to choose? What a fast trip !

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  36. 5:12 can't wait to see the answers. Most likely their answer will be an excuse since there is no reason.

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  37. Awesome photos. Really capture
    the moment. Kids, adults, and
    World War II Veteran believe
    that Peace begins with each of us!
    We need to promote peace whenever
    and however we can.

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  38. 8:58 - yea isn't it great to exploit children!

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