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FMLN speaker denounces El Salvador's continued presence in Iraq at SF anti-war rally
by Rubble
Sunday Oct 28th, 2007 7:06 PM
DJ rubble interviews FMLN representative Salvador Cordon in the Activist Media tent. Salvador had just finished speaking at the October 27 anti-war rally podium at Dolores Park, SF. Salvador denounced the hundreds of Salvadoran soldiers and thousands of security personnel who continue serving in Iraq, hired through private U.S. contractors. He highlights the dire economic conditions and political corruption that contribute. Money sent home from Salvadorans working abroad is the nation's largest "industry" (10 min.)
United For Peace and Justice organized and funded a media activist tent at the rally to facilitate interactive media with the protesters. Audio and video interviews were recorded with participants while anti-war videos were aired inside the tent, with people encouraged to be the media. Stay tuned to for posted interviews.

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by Jeff
Monday Oct 29th, 2007 1:16 AM
You might be interested in The Wounded Warriors Project. It's a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for U.S. troops severely wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. It really puts a face on the cost of this conflict. Here's a link: