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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

Commentary: Thoughts on War From One of the Undecided

Surveys of public opinion show deep skepticism about the reasons for war against Iraq. Commentator Elle Berger is among those thinking hard about the choices the country is facing.  Go to full article

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

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