Group protests Bush, war

Demonstrators say there are options other than fighting
By Alex Muller

About 25 demonstrators gathered at the Allen Street Gates yesterday afternoon to protest the fifth-year anniversary of President Bush's election into the presidency.

Members from the State College Peace Center and the Central Pennsylvania chapter of Veterans For Peace participated in the national movement called "The World Can't Wait -- Drive Out the Bush Regime" by holding signs with Bush's face behind prison bars sporting the slogan "Impeach Them All" and asking local passers-by to join in their protest.

Anti-Bush demonstrators march down Market Street

By Bay City News

San Francisco -- A large crowd of mostly peaceful marchers protesting the Bush administration snarled traffic on San Francisco city streets this afternoon.

While most marchers did not cause problems, police reported that 11 people were arrested for blocking the street and two others were arrested for possessing Molotov cocktails.

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at Fifth and Mission Streets, burning the jacket of a police officer.

One officer estimated that a few thousand people were taking part in the protest, which was organized by the group World Can't Wait. The group at one point took up most of a city block.

Protest calls for Bush to resign

By Holly Wells and Laura Ory
Arizona Daily Wildcat

Students were urged to drop their pens and ditch their plans yesterday afternoon to march in protest of the Bush administration and the war in Iraq.

About 60 students and Tucsonans gathered on the Alumni Plaza and marched to South Church Avenue and West Congress Street in protest against the Bush regime.

Protesters said they were upset about several of Bush’s actions including those relating to Iraq, women’s rights, the Patriot Act and the relief response to Hurricane Katrina.

Greg Knehans, political science graduate student and member of the UA chapter of Refuse and Resist, said the group decided to bring “The World Can’t Wait

Protests against Bush held across US

By People's Daily Online

Thousands of people across the United States on Wednesday staged protests against President Goerge W. Bush's policies.

They used the anniversary of Bush's re-election to express their discontent with his policies including the war in Iraq and response to Hurricane Katrina and call for his resignation.

More than 800 Los Angeles high school students walked out of their campuses as part of a nationwide protest against Bush.

Adults accompanied groups of students "in all cases" as they left 10 high schools across the sprawling city, according to Dan Isaacs, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

High school lockdown linked to Bush protest

By Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer
LA Daily News

VAN NUYS - Van Nuys High School was temporarily locked down Wednesday after students protested against the Bush administration as part of a national demonstration.
Van Nuys High School Principal Herman Clay directed students to remain on campus and at their desks for 1 1/2 hours after he said two dozen students disrupted classes during the protest.

Some students said administrators threatened them with expulsion if they left campus and that one student was thrown to the ground as campus police attempted to take their pictures.

The lockout occurred as 1,000 Los Angeles students - including about 15 or 20 from Van Nuys High School who were accompanied by an administrator - left class to join a midday rally hosted by The World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime. The New York-based group had staged protests in 70 U.S. cities.

Getting wider view at walkout

Nicole Brodeur
Seattle Times

Tye Rogerson hasn't missed a day of school since seventh grade.

That stellar run ended on Wednesday, when Rogerson — a Roosevelt High School senior with a 3.65 GPA — walked out of school right after his first-period creative-writing class.

It was time to do something about the war.

"I want to express how I feel in a bigger venue," said Rogerson, 17, one of hundreds of teenagers who took part in a citywide student walkout at Westlake Center to protest the war in Iraq.

The event was timed with the first anniversary of President Bush's re-election, as was an earlier rally sponsored by The World Can't Wait, a New York-based political group that seeks, according to its Web site, "to create a political situation where the Bush administration's program is repudiated ... and where the whole direction he has been taking U.S. society is reversed."

Hundreds protest Iraq war

By Nick Perry and Sara Jean Green
Seattle Times

Police estimate that up to 1,000 protesters took part Wednesday afternoon in a student rally against the Iraq war and military recruiting in high schools.

The brisk pace of the march downtown and up Capitol Hill, coupled with occasional high-spirited shrieks of excitement, were giveaways that it was a youthful crowd.

Organizers had urged high-school students to cut class to attend, and it appeared several hundred did. They were joined by college students, parents, adult protesters — even some teachers.

Some wore face paint, others banged drums fashioned from water-cooler bottles. One student dragged a cardboard coffin containing shredded paper with the names of 2,000 U.S. troops who have died in Iraq.

Protesters demand Bush resign because of Iraq war

William Hermann
The Arizona Republic

A group of about 80 protesters marched through downtown Phoenix on Wednesday, chanting their demand to President George Bush: "Step down!"

The protesters gathered at noon in Cesar Chavez Plaza, Second Avenue and Washington Street, and listened to event organizer Danita Miller say the president "has led the country into a war built on lies. We are calling on Bush to step down, and we will do civil resistance until he does."

Miller, 28, a Phoenix real estate appraiser, said she went to a peace rally in Washington, D.C., in September where she learned about the national organization the World Can't Wait and the group's plans for national anti-Bush rallies Wednesday.

An anniversary of protest

A year after re-election, hundreds of Portlanders express frustration with Bush administration
By Erin Altz
Vanguard (Portland State University)

Approximately 300-400 protesters crowded Pioneer Courthouse Square Wednesday as part of a nationwide demonstration on the one-year anniversary of President George W. Bush’s re-election.

The World Can’t Wait, an organization whose self-proclaimed goal is to remove Bush from office, organized a day of action in which protesters gathered in over 200 locations around the United States.

Protest organizers said they plan to hold another demonstration when Bush gives his State of the Union address.

Marchers hope to oust Bush

Protest fills streets, blocks traffic as picketers call for end of Iraq war

By Peach Indravudh

Masses of picket signs; red, white and blue caskets; and unanimous chants to the rhythm of drums filled Westwood Wednesday evening as thousands of people swarmed the streets to protest the Bush Administration.

JOYCE LIN/daily bruin senior staff

16-year-old Ren MacDonald of Concord High School yells, “Out of the car and into the street, the world can’t wait!

Protesters decry Iraq war

About 40 to 50 gather at Square, the majority of them young.
By Sarah Overstreet

The parade leader and head cheerleader had on fishnet stockings and a skirt, but he was reluctant to give his name.

Others with him for the protest and march on Park Central Square, however, were not.

Alder Groves, a former Central High School student who says he now does volunteer work in the community and was ululating (an emotion-packed Arabic cry, done in the throat) had no problem telling why he was there: "To bring about the end of the Bush regime."

The crowd of about 40-50, mostly teens and young adults, gathered on the Square at noon — some staying several hours on the gorgeous autumn Wednesday — to demonstrate hatred of the Iraq war. They beat sacks of aluminum cans and shook plastic milk jugs with coins in them as they repeatedly ringed the Square. One beat on a coffee-can drum. They chanted anthems such as "People united, we'll never be defeated," and "Two, four, six, eight, (expletive deleted) this police state. Show us your identification, so we can start the interrogation."

More than 20 HU students stage walk out

Daily Press

More than 20 Hampton University students walked out of class at noon Wednesday, making a political statement on a host of issues, including their opposition to President Bush's policies.

The group gathered in the university's student center where they distributed handouts, stickers and pins to other students. They also explained the reason for the walkout, which was part of an effort by World Can't Wait, a liberal group that has called on the president to resign.

The walkout called for college students and people in the workplace to leave their jobs and campuses in protest of the war and such other issues as the government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Anti-war groups stage walk-out

By Andy Kim, Badger Herald (U of Wisconsin)

Calling for an end to the war in Iraq and military recruitment on university and high school campuses around the nation, students gathered atop Bascom Hill and marched to Library Mall Wednesday.

Organized by World Can’t Wait and Stop The War, the walkout event asked students to leave classes at noon and assemble in support of the anti-war cause.

Showing their aversion toward the war, students chanted phrases such as “Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell: take your war and go to hell!

Students skip school for anti-Bush rally

By Grant Segall, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Taking a page from their parents' scrapbooks, some students in Greater Cleveland and around the country walked out of school Wednesday to denounce the grown-ups' government.

Several dozen youths converged on Public Square at noon to help scores of old-timers demand an end to the Bush administration.

"My generation is going to be the ones running the country someday," said Sara James, a junior at Brush High School in Lyndhurst. "If we don't get involved now, there'll be no one to speak for us later."

The nationwide protests were organized by a coalition called World Can't Wait.

More than 100 cut class to protest war

By Jennifer Mrozowski, Cincinnati Enquirer

EVANSTON - More than 100 students from Walnut Hills High School staged a protest against the war in Iraq during their last period of class Wednesday.

Some of the students have study hall during that period and didn't miss class, but others are expected to receive a "Friday school" detention from 3:40 to 5 p.m. for skipping a course.

Students said it was worth it to make a stand against the war, which reached a grim milestone last week as the death toll for the number of U.S. soldiers who died in Iraq surpassed 2,000. Students at the school lined up 2,000 toy soldiers on the sidewalk to represent the war dead.

New Yorkers angry with Bush


Many New Yorkers are apparently unhappy with President Bush, or at least more expressive in their dissent. The state reportedly leads walkouts and protests opposing the Bush Administration in the US. And another protest was held on Wednesday, in an attempt to drive George W. Bush out of office. It was one of 180 countrywide actions planned for the same day. Chicago, Atlanta, Washington and Seattle also joined the mass action.

New Yorkers use their voices and feet, in an attempt to force US president George W. Bush to resign. Organized by "The World Can't Wait" group walkouts, rallies and marches were held throughout the city.

Logan students ditch class to attend anti-Bush rally

By Josh Richman and Grace Rauh, The Argus

SAN FRANCISCO — At least 19 students from James Logan High School in Union City skipped school on Wednesday to attend a rally in San Francisco urging President Bush's ouster from office.

One student had his mother call him in sick for the day, while others cut school, walking off campus about 10:15 a.m. to head to the nearby BART station. Principal Don Montoya said he encouraged students to stay on campus and insisted that all call their parents when the students said they were leaving. Students who cut classes at Logan face a few hours of school detention or an all-day study hall detention.

Marchers decry Iraq war deaths

At a small but noisy protest, students call for Bush's ouster one year after his re-election
By Rosemarie Bernardo, Honolulu Star Bulletin

Two students agreed with protesters' opposition to President Bush at the University of Hawaii yesterday but differed on whether the war in Iraq should continue.

"I agree with what they stand for, absolutely," said Jennifer LaFever, 23, majoring in fashion design.

She added that she does not support the president, but does support the troops, noting that she has a brother, Sgt. Charlie LaFever, in the Army. "I don't believe we should have gone to war, but I do believe we have to finish the job," LaFever said.

Protests against Bush held across US

Thousands of people across the United States on Wednesday staged protests against President Goerge W. Bush's policies.

They used the anniversary of Bush's re-election to express their discontent with his policies including the war in Iraq and response to Hurricane Katrina and call for his resignation.

More than 800 Los Angeles high school students walked out of their campuses as part of a nationwide protest against Bush.

Adults accompanied groups of students "in all cases" as they left 10 high schools across the sprawling city, according to Dan Isaacs, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

2,000 attend rally in San Francisco to oppose Bush

Oakland Tribune
By Josh Richman, STAFF WRITER

SAN FRANCISCO — About 2,000 people rallied and marched Wednesday to urge President Bush's ouster from office.

Organizers insisted this "The World Can't Wait: Drive Out the Bush Regime" event was only the beginning of a national, ongoing movement that won't rest until the president leaves office. Similar rallies occurred in cities across the nation Wednesday, the anniversary of Bush's re-election.

Though the majority of San Francisco protesters were peaceful, there were a few incidents.

Someone threw a crude firebomb against a wall of the San Francisco Chronicle building at Fifth and Mission streets, causing no damage or injuries but burning the shoulder of a police officer's jacket. And a few protesters staged a sit-in blocking a downtown intersection toward the day's end.

The Impact of the Media

By David Swanson

While reporters and editors often pretend they have no impact on the world they report on, a Washington Post article this week has generated immediate action in Congress on the CIA's secret prisons. See this article from the Baltimore Sun:


U.S. urged to re-examine plans for terror detainees
CIA reportedly has secret prison system in Eastern Europe, elsewhere

By Siobhan Gorman and Tom Bowman
Sun reporters

November 3, 2005

WASHINGTON // The Bush administration should re-evaluate its long-term plan for detaining suspected terrorists in light of reports that the CIA has a secret prison system in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, members of Congress and current and former intelligence officials say.

Inquiry into White House Iraq Group Now Has 20 Co-Sponsors

These Congress Members have signed on to co-sponsor H Res 505. Has YOURS?

Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 11/1/2005
Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13] - 11/1/2005
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 11/1/2005
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 11/1/2005
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 11/1/2005
Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] - 11/1/2005
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 11/1/2005
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 11/1/2005
Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. [CA-10] - 11/1/2005
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 11/1/2005
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 11/1/2005

'House cleaning' coming in D.C.?

Mobile Register (Alabama)
Letter to Editor

I read with amusement William Walker's letter of Oct. 24, "Protesters are aiding the enemy." I am fascinated with the mind-set of these folks. The real heroes of this war are the American patriots who are protesting a misbegotten war that drained our country of hundreds of billions of dollars.

Mr. Walker would do well to go back and review his ninth-grade civics book, including the chapter about the impeachment process. Should Bush be impeached? On what evidence?

Then he should go to his computer, get on the Internet and type in "Downing Street memo" and read and try to understand the facts on how Bush and his entire administration lied us into a disastrous, unnecessary, illegal and immoral war in Iraq, a pre-emptive attack on a country that posed no threat to us.

Media overlooked Sen. Roberts's conflicting statements

Media overlooked Sen. Roberts's conflicting statements about investigation into Bush administration's use of intelligence before Iraq war

In reporting Sen. Pat Roberts's (R-KS) response to criticism from Democrats that he has stonewalled the portion of a Senate Intelligence Committee report dedicated to investigating the use -- or misuse -- of intelligence by Bush administration officials in the buildup to the Iraq war, the media overlooked Roberts's history of conflicting statements on the subject. Democrats say that stonewalling by Roberts and Senate Republicans on long-standing demands for an investigation into the use of pre-war intelligence prompted them to take the unusual step of invoking Senate Rule 21 and calling for a closed Senate session on November 1.

Vigil For 2,000 Dead in Iraq Held on Campus

By Maury Hirschkorn
The Stony Brook Independent

Holding candles and singing softly, approximately 30 people held a vigil outside the SAC on the evening of Oct. 27th. They were marking the 2,000 U.S. military deaths in Iraq since the invasion of that country began in 2003.

“The purpose [of the vigil] was to make people aware that the war is still going on and that people are continuously dying,

Pat Roberts' Hometown Paper Takes His Excuses Seriously

Roberts blamed for stalling probe
Democrats put heat on Kansas senator
Kansas City Star
The Star’s Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON –– For 16 months, Sen. Pat Roberts has promised Democrats that the Senate Intelligence Committee would complete the second part of its inquiry into pre-Iraq war intelligence problems.

Yet public statements from the Kansas Republican, who is committee chairman, were hardly confidence builders.

Last winter he said “any possible progress

Court Proceedings in U.S. and Italy

Ex-Cheney aide to appear in court
Libby expected to enter not guilty plea

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff is making his first court appearance since his indictment in the CIA leak investigation, a case in which Bush administration officials including Cheney could be summoned to testify.

I. Lewis Libby was expected to plead innocent Thursday before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton.

Libby signaled his determination to fight the charges after last week's grand jury indictment, which has provided more fuel to the political debate over the White House's possible misuse of pre-war intelligence on Iraq.

Congress must investigate lies, leaks

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
By Congressman Adam Smith

Did the Bush White House, in a deliberate and organized manner, misrepresent the truth to Congress, the American people and the world in making its case for the military invasion of Iraq? This is a critical question that demands a clear answer. To this point, Congress has abdicated its responsibility to investigate all the facts. That must change.

Last week, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was indicted in the ongoing investigation by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald into the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame. The alleged actions of Libby, and perhaps Bush senior adviser Karl Rove and others in the White House, to leak classified information in this case appear to have been aimed at discrediting, or threatening, Plame's husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson. By CIA request, Wilson had gone to Niger to examine the Bush administration's charge that Saddam Hussein had tried to acquire uranium for a nuclear weapon. Convinced this was not true, Wilson had written an Op-Ed in The New York Times debunking the claim.

Women and the Civil Disobedience Movement

By Virginia Braddock aka Lady Broadoak
The Tide Cannot be Stopped
Acts 27:23 "For there stood beside me this night an Angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve."

The women are coming forward. They are coming in vast numbers. They are a surprising coalition.

They are homemakers and workers, mothers and childless, old and young, rich and poor, marathoners and the disabled, educated and illiterate, civil libertarians and Bible carriers; one thing is common to them all. They are from EVERY WHERE. The most auspicious characteristic of this alliance is that so many participants are absolutely new to any kind of protest movement.

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