Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

U.S. Mideast Policy Sparks Another Demonstration

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

U.S. Mideast Policy Sparks Another Demonstration

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U.S. MIDEAST POLICY SPARKS ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION

Carrying signs exhorting the U.S. to end its brutal Middle East policies, end the war against Afghanistan, and stop racist infringements on civil liberties at home, a crowd of some 200 protesters outside The Washington Post offices swelled to almost 1,000 during a march through the streets of the nation's capital. International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) chose the Post offices in protest of the slanted media coverage of U.S. Middle East policy as well as the almost non-existent coverage of a rapidly growing anti-war movement in the U.S.

From the Post, demonstrators marched as close to the White House as new regulations would permit. After speeches pointing out the injustice of this curtailment of free speech and freedom of assembly, marchers continued on to FBI headquarters and the Justice Department, located across the street from each other. More speeches protested both the war in Afghanistan and infringements on civil rights before the crowd moved on to the First Congregational United Church of Christ for a teach-in.

Sarah Sloan of International ANSWER introduced the program with a report on the plight of Afghan children, citing UNICEF's prediction that 100,000 will die in the upcoming winter as a result of the U. …

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