Peace Activists set up a phone booth in downtown Syracuse today to allow people to call their congress members to keep the U.S. completely out of Iraq. They oppose any military intervention there – even the limited involvement proposed by President Obama in response to the advances of Islamic militant groups. Syracuse Peace Council Staff Organizer Amelia Lefevre continues to see a hunger for militarism in government leadership.
Valerie Crowder reports on arrests at drone protest
About 250 anti-war protestors from across New York and several other states rallied at Hancock Air National Guard base Sunday to protest the military’s use of armed drones. The demonstrators wore long, black robes, carried fake coffins, and held pictures of innocent victims of drone strikes as they solemnly walked along Thompson Road to the base’s gates. They tapped drums and chanted “arrest the war criminals.”