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Canadians React to War with Mixed Feelings

This week, Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien announced that Canada will not join the United States in its war on Iraq. Recent opinion polls suggested 60 percent of Canadians believed Canada should only go to war under the umbrella of the United Nations. On the streets of Ottawa yesterday, reporter Karen Kelly found reaction to Canada's decision is mixed.  Go to full article

Border Security Could Mean Travel Delays

With the war against Iraq now underway, officials in the U-S and Canada have tightened border security. Some truckers and travelers have reported travel delays, but as Brian Mann reports, customs officials north of Plattsburgh say they're adding staff to help keep traffic moving.  Go to full article

Tighter Security: New Yorkers Prepare for War

Governor Pataki announced extra security precautions to be instituted in New York on the eve of a likely war with Iraq. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

New York Heightens Border Security As War Looms

Governor Pataki has stepped up security along the northern border with Canada. Officials are offering few details, but the Governor says state police have deepened their efforts in recent days.  Go to full article

Taking it to the Streets: Should Public Opinion Shape Public Policy?

David Sommerstein talks with St. Lawrence University Government professor Bob Wells about whether politicians have an obligation to heed public protests.  Go to full article

Women's Group Protests Possible War with Fast

A group of women who are against an impending war with Iraq, has just completed a more than three-month fast to draw attention to their views. From Albany, Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Crossgates Mall Drops Trespassing Charges

One of the largest shopping malls in upstate New York was the focus of controversy yesterday. One Monday night, a man was arrested at the Crossgates Mall in the suburb of Guilderland after refusing to take off a t-shirt that had an anti-war message. Yesterday, 100 people wearing similar shirts went to the mall at lunchtime as a show of protest against the mall's policy. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Proposes Aid Package For Military Reserves

Governor Pataki has proposed a package of aid to New Yorkers in the military reserves who may be called up to duty in the next few weeks. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Lysistrata Readings Staged to Voice Opposition to War

Groups around the state will perform an ancient Greek play tomorrow to protest a possible war with Iraq. The Lysistrata Project spans 56 countries. Productions in New York state will happen everywhere from a community college auditorium in Plattsburgh, an art gallery in Ithaca, a mall bookstore in Syracuse, and even a cafe in Saratoga Springs. Actors in a Buffalo production include Republicans, liberals, conservatives and peace-loving patriots. Todd Moe talks with NCPR resident theatre critic Connie Meng about project and the play.  Go to full article
Anti-war marchers in Canton
Anti-war marchers in Canton

Voices from the Canton Peace March

Millions of people around the world protested against war in Iraq over the weekend. More than two hundred people marched in Canton Saturday under sunny skies and in frigid cold. They carried signs like "Pray For Peace," "Honk For Peace" and simply "No War On Iraq." David Sommerstein talked to participants and onlookers as the march wound its way up and down Main Street. Rally audio, photos and  Go to full article

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