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Iraq Veterans March Against War at the RNC
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist ( jeff [at] paterson.net )
Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
ST. PAUL, MN (September 1, 2008) - On the first day of the Republican National Convention, 60 members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) marched to the Xcel Energy Center convention site to deliver a briefing to the McCain campaign explaining why they are opposed to the war. Wearing their uniforms and standing in formation, the former service people were turned away by McCain's staff, and Wes Davey, Former Master Sergeant and march leader, was forced off the premises after attempting to deliver the letter in person.
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Full story by Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist. September 10, 2008:
http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/view/617/1/
§IVAW formation
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Debate
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Cpl. James Gilligan, Winter Soldier
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Peace
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Marching downtown St. Paul
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Army Sgt. Jabbar Magruder
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Formation on the State Capitol steps
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Army Col. Ann Wright (ret.)
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Marine Sgt. color guard
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Marching downtown St. Paul
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§IVAW member Hart Viges
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Liam Madden, platoon leader
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Filing off to the RNC convention gate
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Army Sgt. Selena Coppa
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Marching
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§IVAW members
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§IVAW members join mass march later in the day
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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§Mateo Rebecchi (left) of IVAW sends distress message
by Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist Wednesday Sep 10th, 2008 4:37 PM
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