Anti-War Activists To Hold Vigil Near N.C. Army Post

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina's Quaker House will mark the seventh anniversary of the war in Iraq with a peace vigil near Fort Bragg.

The vigil on Saturday will be held at Fayetteville's Market Square.

Special recognition will be given to the more than 100 female service members killed.

Activists will also be protesting the war in Afghanistan. Quaker House has organized large protests on the anniversaries of the Iraq invasion since 2004.

Quaker House was founded in 1969. Since the Vietnam war it has been instrumental in organizing anti-war rallies and providing soldiers and other troops with information on getting out of the military.


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  • by The Voice on Mar 23, 2010 at 04:48 AM
    The final point is that there are those of us out here who loathe the military.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Mar 23, 2010 at 02:28 AM
    Voice: Free speech is not covered by the Constitution, it's part of an ammendment to the Constitution & really had nothing to do with individuals originally. The Warren Court decided in the 60's to expand it further & it's been handled case by case since then. All the technicalities aside though, there's a reason for time/place/manner regulations where say the President may be. Wouldn't it stand to reason that the troops deserve the same respect? If for no other reason that not executing bad taste, there are many places to hold a protest OTHER than right at a military base. No one is going to impress anybody at the base in doing so, and all they're doing is causing hurt... which coming from people supposedly trying to prevent harm looks extremely stupid.
  • by voter Location: nc on Mar 20, 2010 at 10:17 PM
    the issue is pride, honor, integrity and respect for your country. evidently, jane fonda (who also refuses to leave) and her ilk, cannot fathom this concept.
  • by Vance on Mar 20, 2010 at 08:21 PM
    I dont know where The Voice come up with its scenario.It has no problem posting a comment up here(FREEDOM of speech) just like the rest of us.Man, why are some so UPTIGHT expressing their voice that our country and our ancestors made happen!Just like the freedom for women to vote in IRAQ!Just like saving the world from Hitler,Just like putting every real hypocrite in its place!Why is it so uptight? Nobody said anything out the way to it!Speak now or forever hold your peace!Yours AND MINE 1st RIGHT!
  • by The Voice on Mar 20, 2010 at 05:26 PM
    Let me see if I can understand you flag waving hypocrites. You dispise anyone who protests against your so-called "heroes", but your "heroes" are the ones supposedly defending the Constitution of this once great nation. Part of which covers freedom of speech. However, you want to take away the right to protest anyone who does not agree with your opinion or who does not wrap themselves in the flag and bow to the military. Sort of a double standard, don't you think?
  • by LW Location: Greenville on Mar 20, 2010 at 05:19 PM
    My son is in the army and you can hold your communist rally because on tens of thousands have fought and died for your insane rants. I just hope someone thats has just come back from war don,t see yall ranting that anti war mess and has not been treated for PTSD and goes off on yall. It sure would hurt my feelings.
  • by voter Location: nc on Mar 20, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    hey voice; go where you're happy,,and take the rest of the hippies with you. semper fi, dirtbag
  • by Vance on Mar 20, 2010 at 02:46 PM
    I could probably understand THE VOICE, if it made any sense.
  • by The Voice on Mar 20, 2010 at 01:54 PM
    SupportOurTroops, that is exactly the kind of blind, mindless, ultra patriotic rhetoric that makes me not support the troops or the so-called "war". they have just as much of a right to protest as you seemingly want to run the flag down everyone's throat.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2010 at 01:34 PM
    Because thats going to make a difference. I am the Mom of an Army soldier. If I see you, I will spit on you.
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