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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

Commentary: Baghdad Memories

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
Rohan Roy takes his message to the streets in Plattsburgh.
Rohan Roy takes his message to the streets in Plattsburgh.

In A Time Of War, Voices For Peace

The U.S. Military continues to prepare for war in Iraq, sending thousands of troops to bases in the Persian Gulf. The Bush Administration says war isn't certain, but many observers say the fighting could begin as early as next month.
Peace activists in the north country say they, too, are getting ready. A growing number of groups across the region have staged protests and vigils, hoping to win more support. As Brian Mann reports, peace activists in this rural area face harsh weather, isolation--and some questions that don't have easy answers.  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

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