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Yesterday’s photo of the day showcased four U.S. servicemen from the 333rd Horizontal Engineer Company (HEC) at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, courtesy of NCPR listener SGT Matthew Coletta. The saying “out of sight, out of...
First, an aside. Until fairly recently, Sunday was a national day of slow down. Most businesses–other than restaurants–were closed. In virtually all communities, this was legislated–so-called “blue laws.” My...
NCPR’s Joanna Richards has a great story this morning on the ways that deep military cuts could affect the community around Fort Drum. There’s a lot of uncertainty, but national reorganization efforts brewing in the Pentagon could mean...
On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Ba’athist Iraq. Dale Hobson filed this blog entry a few days later. Nations fight wars for a range of reasons: to protect against invasion, to secure resources, to retaliate, to advance ideology. As...
I have a vivid, bleak memory of sitting in a hotel room in Havana, Cuba, watching CNN as Colin Powell addressed the United Nations about the deadly risk of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. Like millions of Americans, I was...
News stories tagged with "war"
Mar 12, 2003 — 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
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Mar 06, 2003 — 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
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Mar 03, 2003 — 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
Feb 17, 2003 — 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
Feb 04, 2003 — 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
Jan 17, 2003 — 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
Jan 14, 2003 — As the country considers war against Iraq, it's tempting to view it in terms such as collateral damage, smart bombs, and other words that gloss over the actual suffering and dying. Commentator Paul Willcott has a more personal view of the conflict. Go to full article