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Arcata Arises for War Protest (retrospective)
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist
Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM
On the fourth anniversary of the United States' invasion and occupation of the nation of Iraq, a look back at the many voices on the road to war — and a reminder of the many more voices needed to stop this war and prevent other wars in the future.
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In true Humboldt County style, several hundred people (estimated 300-400) of all ages in Arcata, California joined the 15 February 2003 global protests to speak up for justice and peace, and against corporate wars.

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Brian Ohkubo Covert is an independent journalist based in Hyogo, Japan.




§County Supervisor Promises Anti-War Resolution
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM
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Humboldt County Board of Supervisors member John Woolley promises the crowd at the Arcata Plaza that he will soon present to the county board a resolution opposing war in Iraq. The city of Arcata itself is one of a growing number of U.S. cities that have already passed such a resolution.
§Senator Slams President, Praises Protesters
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM
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California State Senator Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) praises protesters gathered at the Plaza, and berates president George W. Bush for leading the nation into an unjustified war.
§Wes and Woolley
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM
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Senator Chesbro recalls his own days as a Vietnam War protester years ago, while county supervisor Woolley (left) listens on.
§Protesters on the Plaza
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM
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§Vietnam Vet Calls for Transformation
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM
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Vietnam veteran and local activist Brian Willson recalls the horror of seeing dead women and children as a soldier in 'Nam, and said nothing less than a complete social and spiritual transformation is necessary in the U.S. today.
§More Protesters on the Plaza
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM
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§Starbucks & Stripes
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM

One Arcata protester waves a flag that bears the logos of major U.S. corporations in place of the stars.
§Bike Rider Fighter
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM

A bicyclist promotes an alternative way of fighting terrorism.

§Green to the Bone
by Brian Covert / Independent Journalist Tuesday Mar 20th, 2007 4:31 AM
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Local Green Party activist Martha Devine (aka "Granny Green Genes") reminds the Arcata crowd that the real fight begins at home by eating organic foods and leading healthy lives: "Grain-fed meat, requiring massive amounts of oil to produce, is contributing to America's war on Iraq. Meat = oil = war."

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COOL!friend of arcataTuesday Mar 20th, 2007 5:28 PM