December 2009 Archives

killing in the name of peace

Obama collects peace prize

Peace Prize Protest

Times Square protest
Stephen Farrell/The New York Times 
An antiwar demonstration in New York's Times Square, where leaflets were handed out calling for protests to coincide with the ceremony to award President Obama the Nobel prize.

It looks like President Obama is unlikely to get the Nobel Peace Prize without the occasion being marked by protests. At least one antiwar group is already calling for a midday march to the U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station in New York's Times Square to coincide with the award ceremony in Oslo City Hall on December 10, the date on which Alfred Nobel died.

Days before the event protesters were already handing out leaflets headlined: 'You Don't End a War By Sending More Troops! Stop the Occupation of Afghanistan."

DIE-IN to protest Stupak Amendment

On December 5, women and men protested the Stupak/Pitts amendment in San Francisco at the Ferry Building, staging multiple "die-ins" while marching thru and around the building.

The amendment would result in a new restriction on women's access to abortion coverage in the private health insurance market, undermining the ability of women to purchase private health plans that cover abortion care, and creating a two-tiered system that would particularly punish women with low and modest incomes.

More photos, video here and here.

SF responds to Afghanistan "surge"

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photo c/o Z, more here
watch ABC coverage here

VIDEO: West Point war protest...

watch here

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