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  Popular opposition to the 2003 Iraq War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much of the opposition to the war was organised by anti-war coalitions, many organised by people who had opposed the invasion of Afghanistan.
The opposition to the war manifested itself most visibly in thousands of protests against the invasion of Iraq, and the Iraq war, which took place across the world between 2002 and 2005.
Around the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation of Iraq, opposition to military action against Iraq was widespread in Europe [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Popular_opposition_to_war_on_Iraq   (1561 words)

  
 Popular opposition to war on Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Many commentators have opined that popular opposition to war on Iraq exceeded the movement against the Vietnam War in scale, even before the war was declared.
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.
Before and during the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq]], opposition to George W. Bush the war was widespread in Europe.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/p/po/popular_opposition_to_war_on_iraq.html   (1111 words)

  
 invasion of Iraq
Popular opposition to war on Iraq led to global protests, and the war was criticized by Belgium, Russia, France, the People's Republic of China, Germany, Switzerland, The Vatican, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, the Arab League, the African Union and others.
Their view was that Iraq had violated the terms of the ceasefire by breaching two key conditions and thus made the invasion of Iraq a legal continuation of the earlier war.
Their broadcasts were popular in much of the Arab world, but also to some degree in western nations, with major American networks such as CNN and MSNBC re-broadcasting some of their coverage.
www.findthelinks.com /politics/invasion_of_Iraq_2.htm   (1943 words)

  
 Global protests against war on Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
The right-wing Italian government under Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had supported the war; Italy's largest electric company, Enel, which is 60 percent owned by the government, forced Radio Città Aperta and Radio Onda Rossa off the air as they were preparing to broadcast extensive coverage of street protests against Bush's visit.
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)

  
 The Peace and Anti War Movement : Peace And Economic Security : Cambridge : New England Region : AFSC
But certainly in 2003 the peoples of western Europe were this time united in their opposition to war, but the governments began to split, most particularly France and Germany the most powerful in the European Union, and Tony Blair and the British Labour Party Cabinet were isolated in their support of President Bush.
In March, just before the war, in Manchester (where I come from), in the pouring rain, the main Square was a sea of umbrellas, there were 10,000 anti war demonstrators- again the largest demonstration the city had ever seen; the police said it was too many for safety.
The war against Iraq was waged for the ostensible reason of the dangers of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction.
www.afsc.org /newengland/boston-social-forum/RaeStreet2.htm   (2109 words)

  
 Global protests against war on Iraq (pre-war) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Popular opposition to war on Iraq informs about the reason why people are opposed to war.
Protests were held worldwide in opposition to the war, including in Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Japan, Belgium, the Netherlands, Argentina, and the United States, where Americans attended a rally in Washington, DC.
A protest rally in Washington, DC to express their opposition to war against Iraq, with 40,000+ Americans in attendance, according to rally organizers.
peacelink.de /keyword/Global_protests_against_war_on_Iraq_(pre-war).php   (1413 words)

  
 2003 invasion of Iraq : 2003 Iraq war
The 2003 occupation of Iraq thereupon commenced, marked by ongoing violent conflict between the Iraqi and the occupying forces.
In 2002 the Iraq disarmament crisis arose primarily as a diplomatic situation, with United Nations actions regarding Iraq culminating in the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1441 and the resumption of weapons inspections.
Popular opposition to war on Iraq led to global protests, and the war was criticized by Belgium, Russia, France, China, Germany, and the Arab League.
www.fastload.org /20/2003_Iraq_war.html   (1681 words)

  
 Worldandnation: 24 War Questions
Al-Qaida operatives have been and probably still are in Iraq, especially in the north, but there's little evidence of long-term cooperation against their mutual enemy, the United States.
Iraq is more a part of America's war on potential threats around the world.
Many countries voicing opposition to war have democratically elected governments and must be sensitive to public sentiment.
www.sptimes.com /2003/03/09/Worldandnation/24_War_Questions.shtml   (2269 words)

  
 ZNet | Vision & Strategy | Noam Chomsky Interviewed
The US-backed opposition demands that the UN play a vital role in post-war Iraq and rejects US control of reconstruction or government (Leith Kubba, one of the most respected secular voices in the West, connected with the National Endowment of Democracy).
Iraq was not much of a military force to begin with, and had been largely disarmed through the 1990s while much of the society was driven to the edge of survival.
Antiwar opposition here has been completely without precedent in scale and commitment, something we've discussed before, and that is certainly obvious to anyone who has had any experience in these matters here for the past 40 years.
www.zmag.org /content/print_article.cfm?itemID=3450§ionID=41   (2507 words)

  
 Popular opposition to war on Iraq - OpenWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Globally, many small and large protests opposing war in general or a war on Iraq were held in 2003.
Before and during the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq, opposition to George W. Bush and the war was widespread in Europe [1] (http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2003-02-14-eu-survey.htm).
Archbishop Renato Martino, a former U.N. envoy and current prefect of the Council for Justice and Peace, told reporters last week that war against Iraq was a "preventative" war and constituted a "war of aggression", and thus did not constitute a just war.
www.infoshop.org /wiki/index.php/Popular_opposition_to_war_on_Iraq   (1053 words)

  
 Iraq War
War hero and former NFL star Pat Tillman was not the GI Joe icon created by Pentagon spinmeisters.
Americans are becoming more hostile by the day to the war in Iraq, the nation is demoralized over official abandonment of the victims of the Gulf Coast storm, but the Democratic Party is missing in action.
Opposition to the war among military families is bubbling beneath the surface.
www.thenation.com /directory/iraq_war   (1890 words)

  
 Why war on Iraq won't make us safer...
As there is widespread opposition to a US attack on Iraq within the Arab world, a war on Iraq could sow the seeds of terrorism, rather than help to weed it out.
Since the Gulf War in 1991, the people of Iraq have suffered from economic sanctions and the destruction of much of the civilian infrastructure of the country.
A war against Iraq today would be substantially more expensive and nearly the entire cost would be passed along to the American people - no nation from the Gulf War allied coalition, with the exception of Britain, favors the President's proposed attack.
www.peace-action.org /home/iraq.html   (1027 words)

  
 The Iraq War - tribe.net
In 2002 the Iraq disarmament crisis arose primarily as a diplomatic situation.
Popular opposition to war on Iraq led to global protests, and the war was criticized by Belgium, Russia, France, the People's Republic of China, Germany, and the Arab League.
Their view was that Iraq had violated the terms of the cease-fire by breaching two key conditions and thus made the invasion of Iraq a legal continuation of the earlier war.
www.tribe.net /tribe/40982102-893b-4f18-a508-1d43ab365886   (1006 words)

  
 Weapons of mass deception - SourceWatch
As the U.S. administration fans the flames of war, Iraq and North Korea have found themselves thrust for the first time into an alliance of convenience, as North Korea opportunistically uses the administration's preoccupation with Iraq to push forward its effort to develop nuclear weapons, convinced it is on Washington's next hit list W*.
On the eve of war with Iraq, Osama Bin Laden emerged briefly from his fortress of solitude to call for jihad against Jews and the United States.
Thus, the lasting legacy of the 2003 invasion of Iraq is that the tactics, in effect, worked: the public accepts the dogma, and transfers its anger from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein at will, under the weight of what is, at this point, obvious propaganda.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Weapons_of_mass_deception   (4050 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | A war on the law
Nevertheless, some in the Arab world continue to underestimate the popular opposition to the war on Iraq, dismissing it as simply a movement driven by a bunch of peace activists who lack an objective vision and oppose all wars on principle no matter where they occur or what the reasons.
In the case of Iraq, there is a strong sense that the legal proceedings, laid before the eyes and ears of the whole world, cannot lay claim to even the most basic precepts of justice.
It now appears that the US had wagered the success of its plans for Iraq on the poor reputation of the Iraqi regime, the impotence of the Arabs and their schisms, and on the desire of the great powers to avoid a direct confrontation with the US.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/627/op191.htm   (1377 words)

  
 Opposition to war in Iraq continues - THE DAILY BRUIN ONLINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Over the past year, the world watched as the United States and Iraq moved closer to conflict, but the roots of the present war are deeper than the diplomatic battle over weapons inspections or even the military response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Before war started, the administration focused heavily on Iraq, even as evidence mounted that North Korea and Iran, two countries the president included with Iraq in what he called an "Axis of Evil," were pursuing nuclear weapons.
An obvious difference between the two wars was that Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 was an obvious act of aggression, while in the past months the United States has had difficulty persuading others that Iraq seriously violated United Nations disarmament resolutions and that force was a justified response.
www.dailybruin.ucla.edu /news/articles.asp?id=23513   (826 words)

  
 American popular opinion of war on Iraq .. The History Beat
Support for the U.S. plan to invade Iraq started out incredibly high in early 2002, but began to slip later in the year.
Much of this appeared to be for the same reason that France and Germany oppose a war; namely the US public believing that the weapons inspectors should be given the time they need to complete their investigations.
The Gallup poll, for example, found that 67% of those who watched the speech felt that the case had been made, which was a jump from 47% just prior the speech.
history.searchbeat.com /american-opinion-war-Iraq.htm   (760 words)

  
 U.S./U.K.: Protests Seek To Underscore Popular Opposition To Iraq War
Organizers are counting on the presence of thousands of protesters to highlight dissent to the U.S and British-led war in Iraq that toppled President Saddam Hussein.
The protesters are due to march through central London, culminating in the toppling of a large effigy of Bush in central London's Trafalgar Square -- meant to recall the toppling of the statues of Hussein in Baghdad in April.
Bush today met with families of British troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, telling them that their loved ones had not died in vain.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/iraq/2003/11/iraq-031120-rferl-180257.htm   (813 words)

  
 Behind German Chancellor Schröder's opposition to war on Iraq
This popular opposition is rooted in both the traumatic experiences of two world wars and open scepticism towards the arguments of those who favour military action.
In the case of Iraq, it is all too evident that the main objective is oil.
This decision, which provoked considerable popular opposition and dissension within their own party, was the price of admission for the Greens to enter government and the ministry of foreign affairs.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/sep2002/germ-s10.shtml   (2877 words)

  
 Global protests against war on Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thousands of small and large global protests popular opposition to war on Iraqagainst war in general, the U.S. plan to invade Iraq and the 2003 invasion of Iraqwar itself were held from 2002 to 2005/.
These protests are said to be the biggest global peace protests before a war actually started; the peace movement is compared with the movement caused by the Vietnam War.
Protests were held worldwide in opposition to a war with Iraq, including in Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Japan, Belgium, the Netherlands, Argentina, and the United States, where Americans attended a rally in Washington, DC.
www.infothis.com /find/Global_protests_against_war_on_Iraq   (3299 words)

  
 Protest against Iraq war in Dearborn, Michigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The protest was called by the Michigan Emergency Coalition Against the War with Iraq.
Bush centered his remarks on the case for war against Iraq and the global “war on terror.” He attempted to create an artificial amalgam between the terrorist bombing on the island of Bali, the Al Qaeda network, and the regime of Saddam Hussein.
There is a lot of popular opposition to war against Iraq.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/oct2002/dear-o17.shtml   (655 words)

  
 Global protests against war on Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thousands of small and large global protests against war in general or the U.S. plan to invade Iraq were held in 2003, voicing popular opposition to war on Iraq.
Global protests were not stopping in the second week of war.
The day after the war on Iraq officially started with the U.S. bombardment, thousands of protests and demonstrations around the world were held.
www.peacelink.de /keyword/Global_protests_against_war_on_Iraq.php   (1555 words)

  
 AghilhaM - Bush at Fort Bragg—fear-mongering, lies and desperation
If Iraq is where people are “making their stand,” it is because it is their country, and they will never accept its conquest.
The Democrats’ chief foreign policy spokesman Senator Joe Biden praised Bush for speaking to the American people on Iraq, declaring, “Unless we regain their support, we’re in real trouble.” He repeatedly warned that there are not enough US soldiers on the ground, and suggested that more force is needed to do the job.
It must reject the entire fraud of the “war on terror,” and insist that all those who conspired to launch the war in Iraq be held responsible both politically and criminally.
www.aghilham.com /news/iraq/20050630.html   (1473 words)

  
 Worldandnation: Iraq mourns '91 victims, rejoices over war protests
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- At the ruins of a bomb shelter struck by American missiles, Iraqi officials Sunday mourned the civilian victims of their last war with the United States and celebrated global antiwar protests aimed at preventing another one.
WASHINGTON -- Faced with broad opposition to war at the United Nations, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday that the White House might push a new U.N. plan to force a showdown with Saddam Hussein.
Chirac said if inspectors are able to certify Iraq free of weapons of mass destruction, "there can be no doubt that it will be due in large part to the presence of American forces" nearby.
www.sptimes.com /2003/02/17/Worldandnation/Iraq_mourns__91_victi.shtml   (772 words)

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