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Veterans for Peace White House Civil Disobedience to End War

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Uploaded on Dec 16, 2010

On Thursday, December 16th 2010, snow fell as 131 people were arrested in a Civil Disobedience at the White House protesting the continuing wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and in Iraq. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Chris Hedges provides an extraordinary anti-war soliloquy which is inter-cut with interview of Veterans of the recent wars and with Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the top secret Pentagon Papers.
Read John Halle piece about this film
http://www.johnhalle.com/political.wr...
This action was organized by the Veterans Peace
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
Stop These Wars
http://www.stopthesewars.org/?cat=1
The March Forward
http://www.answercoalition.org/march-...
A story by John Halle describes the challenges to organizing the event. http://dissidentvoice.org/2010/12/why...
A partial transcript of this video can be found at
http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-...
Full Transcript of the Chris Hedges Speech
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Hope...
Bitter Memories of War on the Way to Jail, Monday 20 December 2010 by: Chris Hedges in Truthdig | Op-Ed
http://www.truth-out.org/bitter-memor...
Read an interview with Chris Hedges just after the speech on the
RawStory
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/un...
And another Interview on Democracy Now where he discusses his most recent book,
"Death of the Liberal Class"
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/12/2...
More about "Death of the Liberal Class"
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Liberal-C...

Iraq Veterans Against The War
Operation Recovery
678.986.0617
www.ivaw.org
Newspaper about the action
http://www.classwars.org/Woodstock_In...
Poll: Assessment of Afghanistan War Sours 60% now Oppose
ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Record Six in 10 Say it's 'Not Worth Fighting'
ANALYSIS by JULIE PHELAN and GARY LANGER
Dec. 16, 2010
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/abc-ne...

"Sixty-six percent of conservatives said the US should diminish its military presence in Afghanistan -- 39 percent supported reduced troop levels while 27 percent championed prompt withdrawal. ... Of tea party supporters, the epicenter of the Republican base, a mere 28 percent thought the US should continue on its current course, as 64 percent insisted the government ought to either reduce troop levels (37 percent) or begin withdrawing from the region (27 percent)". From Conservatives growing weary of Afghan war: study. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/co...

By Sahil Kapur
Friday, January 14th, 2011 -- 8:14 am

Accused Wiki Leaker Bradley Manning
Legal Team Page
http://www.armycourtmartialdefense.info
Bradley Manning Speaks About His Prison Conditions
http://my.firedoglake.com/blog/2010/1...

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