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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

03/19/08 - Anti - War Protest Returns To The Greenwich Post Office

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3 pm Protest at Chris Shays' office, 10 Middle St. and throughout downtown Bridgeport 5 pm Vigil at the Greenwich Post Office Location: 310 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich 6 pm Northeast Connecticut Coalition for Peace and Justice Vigil at ...
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Protesters gather for fifth anniversary of Iraq wa

Via The Greenwich Time

Five people were arrested Wednesday for blocking the front door of a federal courthouse during a protest to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Among the five were Jim Barron, 80, of New Haven and his minister, the Rev. Kathleen McTigue. Also arrested were Caroline Bridgeman-Rees, 80, of Hamden and father and daughter Mark and Keely Colville of New Haven.....

.... Andrea Kowalski, 25, of Colchester, held a sign reading "Support the Troops, Bring them Home." Her brother and husband are serving in the Army in Iraq.

"I see it as my civic responsibility," she said. "Silence is agreement."

Clark Robertson, 59, a retired printer from Vernon, also felt compelled to attend.

"Life is more important than death," he said. "It's about greed, it's about power. It's based on lies."

The Rev. Allie Perry of the group Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice led a prayer.

"Our leaders walk a pathway drenched in blood. They use torture, they have hired mercenaries, they hold prisoners without trial and without hope for freedom," she said. "Strengthen us in the ways of peace."

Other protests were also planned throughout the state Wednesday, including one in front of the office of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman's, I-Conn., a war supporter.

When you say your prayers tonight remember the....

Nearly 4,000 young men and women who have paid the ultimate price and 60,000 have been wounded.

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The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.

~John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859

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