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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

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

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

The Case For Weapons Inspections in Iraq

While President Bush made his case to the nation last night for broad war-making powers against Iraq, one of his most outspoken critics was trying to sway audiences in Canton. Scott Ritter was a U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq for seven years. He's an unlikely candidate to lead opposition to war against Iraq. But as David Sommerstein reports, Ritter says the American public needs to know all the facts.  Go to full article

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