Stories from 2003-03-31
"Human and mechanical errors send 10 percent or more [missiles] astray, Pentagon and civilian experts say — a disastrous percentage for civilians living near the intended targets." [more]
" 'When cities like Cleveland and Lorain pass antiwar resolutions, you know they think about that at the White House. This isn't people demonstrating in Paris. This is local elected officials, who know what the mood is in their towns, and they are taking an antiwar stand.' " [more]
President Bush linked war on Iraq to his global anti-terrorism campaign in a speech to the US Coast Guard, and argued that Saddam Hussein or his terrorist allies may try to strike America in retaliation for the US-led fighting. Several hundred protesters questioned this threat and accused the Bush Administration of waging a needless and destructive war. [more]
"Attacks against US troops in southern Afghanistan, the former stronghold of the deposed Taliban regime, have spiked in recent weeks, culminating Saturday with the ambush of a US Special Forces unit that left two US soldiers dead and a third injured." [more]
"The recent capture of Al Qaeda leader Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the latest indication that the taboo on torture has been broken." [more]
"What does America's war plan offer [Iraqis]? An uncertain chance at freedom, and then only if they survive a war in which they will be the targets. But what has the peace movement had to offer? Millions of people chanting 'no blood for oil'? It's a start, but the new politics of empire, sprung from terror, demand a more robust response." [more]
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(IHT, Apr 30)
"In just five years, Bush has challenged more than 750 new laws, by far a record for any president, while becoming the first president since Thomas Jefferson to stay so long in office without issuing a veto." [more]
(Interactivist Info Exchange, Jul 26)
"Horizontalism is not an ideology, however, it is a relationship — a way of relating to one another in a directly democratic way while at the same time creating through the process of discovery. What has resulted is the creation of an amazing complex of movements, all linked." [more]
This website is a tribute to Why War?, one of the nation's first and most innovative post-9/11 student antiwar organizations. Born on October 22, 2001 at Swarthmore College, we were a handful of freshmen and sophmores who vocally opposed the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. And now, seven years later, we are retiring this website as we focus our efforts on new directions. We hope that it continues to serve future activists and we remain confident that humanity is on the verge birthing a better world.