Most polls say the same thing: overwhelming disapproval with the war in Iraq. But there aren't that many bodies in the Town Square, and anti-war activism seems oddly diffuse. You can find any number of signs at an anti-war rally -- from VoteVets to Free Palestine all the way to throwbacks like Students for a Democratic Society. But where is there a real united front -- a real anti-war movement? Vietnam-era protests are often trotted out as examples to follow, but times are different -- there's no draft, no cool counter-culture, and no baby boom. Many people complain that the anti-war movement is there, strong, yet under covered by the mainstream media -- well, today, we're talking about the protest. If you're anti-war, and find that you don't fit into the anti-war activism that exists -- let us know why. If you're marching on Saturday, tell us what you think of the organizing principles. Or, if you're an activist, tell us what's working -- and what's not.
A Hodgepodge of Protests
September 13, 2007