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  Global protests against war on Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Thousands of small and large global protests against war in general or the U.S. plan to invade Iraq were held in 2003 and 2004, voicing popular opposition to war on Iraq.
Protest marches in the afternoon were also reported in the Geman cities of Berlin and Freiburg.
The 2003 war on Iraq is said to be the first war with massive global protests before its start.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/g/gl/global_protests_against_war_on_iraq.html   (1753 words)

 2003 in Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
January 30 - Facing worldwide criticism and against the wishes of the majorities of their own electorates, leaders of Britain, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, and the Czech Republic release a statement, the letter of the eight, demonstrating support for the United States' plans for an invasion of Iraq.
February 15 - Global protests against war on Iraq - more than six million people protest in over 600 cities worldwide, the largest war protest to take place before the war occurred.
November 12 - In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_in_Iraq   (1008 words)

 George W. Bush
Bush's decision to impose a tariff on imported steel, and to withdraw from global initiatives such as the Kyoto Protocol, the ABM Treaty, and an international land mine treaty, has been argued as evidence that he and his administration have a policy of acting unilaterally in international affairs.
Now speaking of an "axis of evil" comprising Iran, North Korea, and Iraq in his address to Congress, Bush claimed that he was preparing to open a new front in the U.S global "war on terrorism".
The Iraq war was a significant issue in the 2004 Democratic primary, including the campaigns of Howard Dean, John Kerry, Al Sharpton, and Dennis Kucinich.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/george_w__bush.html   (7257 words)

 Anti-War Protests against the War against Iraq .. The History Beat
Thousands of small and large global protests against war in general or war on Iraq were held in 2003, voicing popular opposition to war on Iraq.
On January 18, demonstrations against war in general or the expected war in Iraq in particular took place in villages, towns, and cities around the world, including Tokyo, Moscow, Paris, London, Dublin, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Cologne, Bonn, Gothenburg, Florence, Oslo, Rotterdam, Istanbul and Cairo.
Protesters demanded that the Irish government ban the United States military from continue to use Ireland's Shannon Airport as a trans-atlantic stop-off point bringing soldiers to the Middle East.
history.searchbeat.com /anti-war-protests-2003.htm   (464 words)

 Yorkshire CND - Global protests against Iraq war - 19/1/03
Yorkshire CND - Global protests against Iraq war - 19/1/03
Throughout the afternoon yesterday a steady stream of protesters streamed to Ala Moana Park to join with others around the nation and world in showing their opposition to a war with Iraq.
There were protest signs galore, peace songs, anti-war leaflets and speeches on the immorality of war and the loss of personal freedoms.
www.cndyorks.gn.apc.org /news/articles/iraq/globalprotest.htm   (1006 words)

 ManiaHill: War with Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Tuesday, February 18, 2003; 10:56 AM President Bush declared on Tuesday that he wouldn't be deterred by global protests against war with Iraq.
Despite heavy opposition at the United Nations and protests around the world, the Bush administration appeared ready to push ahead this week for a new Security Council resolution that could open the way for war.
Bush said that the size of the protests against a possible U.S.-led war against Iraq was irrelevant.
www.maniahill.com /blog_archives/000068.html   (199 words)

 Opposition to the War and Occupation in Iraq - Global Policy Forum - NGOs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Global protests marking the first anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq brought hundreds of thousands to the streets in Spain and Italy.
Anti-war protesters took to the streets of London in droves to protest against the coalition’s “colonial occupation” of Iraq.
Naomi Klein argues that the Bush administration, which has encouraged Iraqis to engage in civil disobedience against Saddam Hussein, should be aware of the chance that citizens of the US and other nations who oppose a war against Iraq might engage in civil disobedience of their own in an effort to stop the war.
www.globalpolicy.org /ngos/role/iraq.htm   (4721 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Global protests against Iraq war
A day of worldwide protests against a looming US-led war on Iraq has culminated in giant peace rallies in Washington, San Francisco and other US cities.
The UN chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, complained on Saturday that Iraq was still not giving his team "genuine co-operation" as they searched for weapons of mass destruction.
US protest organisers want to generate the kind of opposition that was expressed against the Vietnam War 30 years ago.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/2672809.stm   (619 words)

 Baghdad Bombings Fuel Fourth Day of Global Protests; US Vets Say No to War
US veterans were planning to march on American war memorials with images of US bombs pounding Baghdad fuelling a fourth day of global protests against the war of Iraq.
Meanwhile in the United States, Veterans Against Iraq War, who launched their three-day "Operation Dire Distress" with a conference in Washington on Saturday, were planning a major demonstration in the capital on Sunday.
War vets are planning to assemble at Constitution Gardens on Mall at midday, and will hold a solemn procession to Vietnam, Korea, World War II memorials, as well as march to the Veterans Administration and White House with rally on the Ellipse.
www.commondreams.org /headlines03/0323-10.htm   (1140 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - World
Polls show that though 62 per cent of Americans are for war, the number reduced to 42 per cent if the USA goes to war without the sanction of the United Nations.
“Protests are a time-honoured American tradition,” White House spokeswoman Jeanie Mamo said while press secretary Ari Fleicher said the protesters did not represent the majority of the Americans.
When the customer protested against the policy and requested a refund, he was told that the funds would not be returned unless he met the company’s demands.
www.tribuneindia.com /2003/20030120/world.htm   (3264 words)

 Alternative Resources on the U.S.War Against Iraq
Global Policy Forum: Iraq Crisis Includes "information on the crisis situation in Iraq as well as more specific articles on sanctions issues." Links to pages on the Iraq crisis, sanctions against Iraq, oil in Iraq, and the threat of US war against Iraq.
Iraq Aftermath: The Human Face of War: American Friends Service Committee This is "an alternative information web site focusing on the humanitarian crisis caused by the war on Iraq." It includes photographs, reports form correspondents, relief updates, and information on how you can get involved.
US Labor Against the War "was established to encourage, support and give a national voice to the growing number of labor organizations that are registering their opposition to war in Iraq, the government assault on civil liberties and the joint government and corporate attack on worker and union rights."
www.pitt.edu /~ttwiss/irtf/iraq.html   (5769 words)

 Global voices say no to war | Greenpeace International
We believe that the war in Iraq was and is an illegal war of aggression, flouting the UN charter, international law, and setting dangerous precedents for future relations between states.
Howard's action of committing Australia to war in Iraq was found to breach articles 2(4), 42 and 51 of the UN Charter.
Write to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and ask him to oppose war in Iraq and to refuse to allow UK troops to be used in such a war.
www.greenpeace.org /international/news/global-voices-say-no-to-war   (1765 words)

In a huge wave of demonstrations not seen since the Vietnam War era, anti-war marchers in more than 600 towns and cities from Canberra to Cape Town to Chicago called on Bush to back off his hawkish stance toward Iraq, which his administration accuses of hiding weapons of mass destruction that pose a global threat.
The largest outcries against war in Europe were in countries where leaders have vocally supported Bush's position.
Smaller U.S. protests of several thousand each were held in Chicago, Philadelphia and Santa Fe, New Mexico, while in California, thousands of protesters demonstrated in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento.
www.tbrnews.org /Archives/a180.htm   (1097 words)

 United for Peace : Index
The risk for Iraqis is even more severe: Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed in the war, and hundreds of thousands of lives have been devastated, even according to the most conservative estimates.
We are standing up to demand a positive alternative to war and the military.
Young people are the ones being forced to lose their lives in the illegal and immoral war.
www.unitedforpeace.org   (1339 words)

 Prague joins global protests against war in Iraq - 22-03-2004 - Radio Prague
In Europe, perhaps the biggest protest was in Rome, where up to 300,000 protesters took to the streets.
Anti-war protests took place in Prague, too, only the numbers were much more humble.
Although public opinion polls last year suggested over seventy percent of Czechs opposed the US-led military action in Iraq and many disapproved of the deployment of the Czech anti-chemical unit in the region, anti-war protests then just like this year were attended by hundreds, rather than thousands, of people.
www.radio.cz /en/issue/51946   (649 words)

 Democratic Underground Forums - Bush Brushes off Global Protests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Feb. 18 — President Bush declared Tuesday that he wouldn’t be deterred by global protests against war with Iraq.
His comments came as the United States and Britain prepared to push for a new U.N. Security Council resolution that could open the way for war after a two-day open debate on Iraq in the General Assembly.
And Rupert Murdoch admitted as much recently when he said fighting for Iraq's oil was a good idea..."Just think what $20-a-barrel oil would do for the world economy?", Murdoch mused.
www.democraticunderground.com /duforum/DCForumID61/15038.html   (1013 words)

 Bulgarians Join Global Protests against US-led War on Iraq
Two protests were held in the morning and midday in Sofia, organized by the Socialist Youth Movement, the ecological movement "For the Earth" and a number of non-governmental organizations.
In Madrid, Spanish police clashed with war protesters for a second straight night Saturday after more than 100,000 people in a mile-long march caused traffic jams in the center of the city.
In Australia, as many as 50,000 people gathered in Sydney on Sunday in a rally to protest against the war in Iraq and Australia's decision to commit troops to the conflict.
www.novinite.com /view_news.php?id=20792   (1024 words)

 Augusta Georgia: Conflict With Iraq:Bush says he won't be deterred by global protests 02/19/03
WASHINGTON -- President Bush declared on Tuesday that he wouldn't be deterred by global protests against war with Iraq, saying "I respectfully disagree" with those who doubt that Saddam Hussein is a threat to peace.
Amid heavy opposition at the United Nations and protests around the world, the Bush administration faced a decision whether to push ahead with Britain for a new Security Council resolution to support war to disarm Iraq.
Presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer began his daily briefing by reading newspaper clips about demonstrations against the staging of missiles in Germany in the early 1980s, and said, "This is not the first time there have been mass protests and in a previous instance America stood on principle...
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/021903/ira_bush.shtml   (715 words)

 Dili Demonstration Against Impending War in Iraq
The impending war between the United States (with a few supporters) and Iraq is a matter of global concern, and we, the people of East Timor, like so many people everywhere in the world, want to make our voices heard.
The decision about who should govern Iraq is one for the people of Iraq to make, not foreign governments although those governments can provide nonmilitary help, if requested by the Iraqi population.
The United Nations is dealing effectively with the dangers of Iraq’s possible weapons of mass destruction, and we urge all governments especially Iraq and the United States to cooperate with its multilateral process, and to use every chance for negotiation and compromise.
www.etan.org /lh/misc/irakdemo1.html   (1061 words)

 Demonstrations throughout the world against the US war on Iraq
Several world capitals witnessed yesterday demonstrations of protest against the war the USA started against Iraq, under expectations of observers of increased demonstrations to cover most parts of the world.
Just three hours after the American missiles fell on Baghdad, more than 40,000 Australians headed for the streets expressing their protest against the war led by Washington against Iraq in which their country is taking place.
Hundreds of anti- war partisans gathered in front of the White House as an expression of their rejection of the war against Iraq.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/030321/2003032121.html   (450 words)

 When Flower Power Meets The 21st Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Near the stage were representatives of four religious groups expressing their solidarity against war.
He said that the majority of people around the world are opposed to a war and did not want the United States to launch a war.
Recalling World War II and the painful experiences of our parents and grandparents, Malaysian Hindu Sangam vice-president K Manoharan spoke of the suffering that war inflicts.
www.aliran.com /monthly/2003/2c.html   (1097 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Global protests against Iraq war
Americas) In pictures: Iraq protests (17 Jan 03
Middle East) Pakistanis in anti-war protest (18 Jan 03
South Asia) In quotes: Anti-war protests (18 Jan 03
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/middle_east/2672809.stm   (654 words)

 Prague joins global protests against war in Iraq - 22-03-2004 - Radio Prague
Czech Army may stay in Iraq beyond end of this year, says minister
Czech military police unit in Iraq to stay two months longer than planned
Victims of Iraq gas explosion in serious condition
www.radio.cz /en/article/51946/limit   (939 words)

 The Fatty World Peace Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
War talk in Washington is alarming and unnecessary
Global Movement to End the War Against Iraq
Why war on Iraq won't make us safer...
www.fattyboombatty.com /worldpeace.htm   (1713 words)

 Antiwar.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
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www.antiwar.com   (509 words)

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