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Veterans Memorial March to RNC, Capital Lawn, 8/31/08: photos
by dave id
Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
Veterans for Peace, local 115 from Red Wing, MN, organized a march with affiliates from around the country on the day prior to the beginning of the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Before the march began, speakers spoke on a stage on the lawn in front of the capital. On August 27th, a National Veterans for Peace Convention began in Bloomington culminating with today's actions.
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St. Paul Capital Building
§Fallen US Soldier
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§Rows of Boots of US Soldiers
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§Iraqi Victims
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§Iraqi Infant
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§The Price to Minnesota
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§National Lawyers Guild rep before civil disobedience training
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§Anti-Torture
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§MN Peace Team facilitators
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§Military Helicopters Buzzed Over Capital for 15 Minutes
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§Medea Benjamin
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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§Bush Effigie: The Hague or Bust
by dave id Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 7:37 PM
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Midway through permitted march several dozen people deviated from authorized route...

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by Barb Spado
Thursday Sep 4th, 2008 11:17 AM
This was a beautiful, solemn march organized by the Veterans for Peace. It followed their annual convention in Minnesota. This display of helicopters flying over the heads of our vets, many who suffer from PTSD was nothing short of criminal. Whoever decided on sending them knew full well that the sound and sight of those helicopters over their heads is the stuff of their nightmares. I know, I'm married to a Vietnam combat vet and proud member of the VFP and VVAW.

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