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St. Lawrence Hosts Peace Conference

Art, poetry, music and panel discussions will be part of the New York State Peace Conference at St. Lawrence University next week. Martha Foley talks with student Erin Cianchette, who's organizing the conference.  Go to full article
Peace activists in Ottawa make armbands for Saturday's march
Peace activists in Ottawa make armbands for Saturday's march

Regional Ties to Saturday's Peace Marches

Thousands of people will march tomorrow in Washington, San Francisco, Ottawa, and dozens of places around the world in opposition to a war with Iraq. David Sommerstein reports North Country peace activists are taking a more local approach.  Go to full article

No Peace Protest at Fort Drum

An Ithaca based peace group is putting off a planned demonstration outside the gates of Fort Drum near Watertown after consulting with a local group. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Miltary Vets Speak Out For Peace

Some of the most outspoken critics of war with Iraq have been U.S. military veterans. David Sommerstein talks with former U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel Frank Houde, a member of the Albany chapter of Veterans For Peace.

Houde and fellow veteran John Amidon will speak at the Canton Middle School cafeteria Wednesday at 7pm. Local group Alternatives To War is the talk's sponsor.  Go to full article

Canadians Cool to Powell's Visit

With or without United Nations backing, the U-S is asking Canada to be ready to join it should military action be needed in Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U.S. will be looking for support from Canada and other allies if Saddam Hussein doesn't cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors. Powell made the comments Thursday after meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham in Ottawa. Martha Foley talks with Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly.  Go to full article
Ft. Drum Family Readiness Coordinators Rena Tumbleson and Kristen Fair.
Ft. Drum Family Readiness Coordinators Rena Tumbleson and Kristen Fair.

More Anxiety and Preparation at Ft. Drum

The light infantry of the 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum near Watertown played a combat role in Afghanistan last year. Many soldiers only returned from Central Asia six months ago. Now the community at Fort Drum is living through another period of anxiety as deployments to Iraq loom. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Thousands Rally, March Against War in Iraq

Tens of thousands of anti-war demonstrators picketed the White House Saturday over President Bush's Iraq policy. The protest coincided with anti-war protests from Maine to California and across the globe. Martha Foley talks with Laura Potts, one of dozens of protesters who traveled by bus or car from the North Country, to the demonstration.  Go to full article

Anti-War Groups Prepare for DC March

People around the country are readying for a march to protest military action against Iraq this weekend in Washington, DC. Groups are also planning rallies from New Orleans to Anchorage, and on college campuses including some in the North Country. An anti-war group in the Canton-Potsdam area has a waiting list for seats on its bus to the DC march. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Jules and Jonah: Anti War Rally Draws a New Generation

Thousands of people will descend on Washington, DC this Saturday to protest the use of military force in Iraq. Commentator Natalia Rachel Singer says the march is attracting a new generation of peace activists.  Go to full article

Presbytery of Northern New York Sends Anti-War Resolution to Congress

The Presbytery of Northern New York has sent a resolution to local Congressional representatives urging the government not to take unilateral action against Iraq. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

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