2001-2002 WASHINGTON D.C. PROTESTS
AGAINST "WAR ON TERRORISM" AND AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ AND PALESTINE WARS
Photos of just a small
percentage of protests; most recent
on top; Carol Moore photos
unless otherwise noted; buttons featured are for
sale at radicalbuttons.com
December 11, 2001 Protest Against War, Farragut
Photos from Sinkers.Org and DC
December 7, 2002 - Libertarian/Objectivist Debate
on Iraq War
Jan Helfeld (red vest) spoke out against the war, and Michelle Cohen
for it. (She chose not to be pictured, hence the blue dot.) A
was taken before and after the debate and the anti-war side won by
October 26, 2002 - March Against Iraq War
Some say 100,000 attended, though it looks like less in photo at left
someone put on indymedia.org. Carol and a few of the couple dozen
libertarians who wandered about. The Greens carried the
against terrorism" sign; libertarians should have been carrying the
Taxation to End Terrorism" sign! Those carrying the "Domination is
sign caught the spirit of most protesters.
October 12, 2002 - Black Voices for Peace Protest
vs. Iraq War
September 29, 2002 - Nonviolent March Against Iraq
March organizers specified "nonviolent" so "street fighters" wouldn't
disrupt it. (See my article The
Return of Street Fighting Man) Again I was busy getting the
out through buttons and grabbed these photos from dc.indymedia.org
Largest protest I've ever gone to in Dupont Circle.
September 28, 2002 - Anti-IMF/World Bank Protest on
Bureaucrash.com took these
pictures of happy capitalists at this anti-capitalist and peace event.
I was too busy selling buttons myself to take photos. Below right
AU student organizer Aaron Biterman.
Later protesters burned this flag at Faragutt Square.
October 6, 2002 - New York City "Not in Our Name"
Plus My Photos of World Trade Center site
(my camera was acting up and these thumbnails look
than the finals)
September 24, 2002 -"Voices in the Wilderness" in
American anti-war activists "Voices in the Wilderness" distribute free
medicine at al-Mansour hospital in Baghdad. From left to right:
Quigley, Nathan Mauger, Henry Williamson, hospital director Dr. Loai
and Ramzi Kysia, well-known DC nonviolence and peace activist.
taken off internet.
September 1, 2002
CA Congressional Maad Abu-Ghazalah Speaks in D.C.
(He's running against hardline Democrat Tom Lantos in San Francisco/San
Mateo. See MAAD4CONGRESS.ORG)
May 6 and 7, 2002
Protests at White House and Woodley Park Hotel
by Israeli Premier Sharon
Drew 200 the first night, 75 the second night
Line of police between 200 protesters and Sharon's car entering the
April 22, 2002
Protest Against the American Israel Political Action
(About 1500 activists showed up to protest Prime Minister Sharon, who
did not show up, and AIPAC, America's second strongest lobby after the
social security lobby AARP.)
Politically correct and politically incorrect signs...
April 21, 2002
DC Nonviolence Discussion Group Forum on
"A Gandhian Approach to the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict"
With Hanan Elmasu, Palestinian human rights worker and Ibrahim
Institute for Conflict
Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, at All Souls Church
April 20, 2002
Three Big Rallies Call for End to War on
(First 3 Photos from dc.indymedia.org)
Carol at her table distributing subversive literature and paying for
her activist projects. Forgot camera that day.
April 15, 2002 -- War Tax Resisters Protest at IRS
Witnesses of Conscience Counter-Protest to Pro-Israel
March 30, 2002
Palestinian Land Day Protest on Pennsylvania
Over 2000 Palestinians and supporters showed up to support
Palestinian just claims for return of their confiscated lands.
January 26, 2002 -- Occupied
Slogan: "You are Now Entering the Occupied Palestinian Territories:
Human Rights Abuses Funded by U.S. Tax Dollars"
Pro-Israel Counter Protesters
The fact that at one point both sides were chanting "no justice, no
peace" at each other shows that both sides have a lot to learn about
January 20, 2002 -- Anti-War Rally
by Civil Disobedience
I wasn't in a photo taking mood, so edited my nonviolence-yenta sign
into two other photos...
everyone was on their best behavior, despite my sign!
December 11, 2001 -- Christian,
and Muslim perspectives
National Press Club briefing on Christian, Jewish and Muslim
on the failure of the Middle East peace process with El-Hajj Mauri'
of the sponsoring Peace
and Justice Foundation, Dr. Imad ad-Dean Ahmad of the Minaret
of Freedom, Rabbi Yisrole Weiss of Neturei
Karta Intnl (Jews United Against Zionism) and Dr. Robert Paul
of of Holyland Christian Ecumenical Foundation.
December 9, 2001 -- Rally for
Peace at the Israeli Embassy
December 9, 2001 - "L.P." National
The Libertarian (Party) National
debates whether to come out strongly against the bombing of Afghanistan
and the "War on Terrorism." But the hawks and pro-Israel
betray the party principles and platform and shoot down the
proposal. Principled libertarians are organizing to remove those
individuals from the National Committee. See Libertarians
for Peace for more details.
November 27, 2001 protest v. Bombing Afghanistan at
Left: Russian Israeli socialist Israel Shamir speaks for a conservative
group about how to bring true justice to Israel and Palestine; Right:
rights activist Kit Gage speaks about civil liberties abuses of the
Act for libertarians
November 11, 2001 - Peace Protest
DC peace activists protest bombing and high light the deaths of Afghan
Among the speakers was American Indian activist Russell Means.
October 7, 2001 - Peace Protest
DC peace community always shows up at 5:00 pm on the day US bombing
campaigns begin. 75-100 protesters showed. (Because of bad light
didn't get a good shot of whole circle of protesters.)
September 30, 2001 -- D.C. Grass Roots Peace Rally
I was too tired from September 29 to remember to take photos at the
rally at Malcolm X Park or march down to Sheridan Square, so here is a
cool dc.indymedia.org photo from
the end of the march.
About 2000 people participated.
September 29, 2001 -- International ANSWER
Around 7000 people participated in this rally at Freedom Plaza and
march to the Capitol Building.
Carol at the rally, after selling a bunch of peace buttons...
My June 30, 2001
Around 5:30 am on June 30, 2001 I awoke abruptly from a frightening
It was sufficiently scary that I wrote in my diary that night: "dreamed
looked out window and saw huge tower of brown smoke--realized it was a
nuke bomb (no flash) and saw the shock wave coming towards me..."
I noted this because it was my second dream that seemed to be about
war in one week. "The other was, living in Los Angeles (where I
lived for five years) and bomb that didn't go off was smoking in
kitchen and I'm try to decide what to take" (i.e., pack before I
until two weeks after the September 11, 2001 attacks that I realized
the strange squarish smoke tower I saw was a World Trade Center tower
the shock wave was the emotional and political shock that resulted from
the attack. (Let us pray that this does not go nuclear!!!)
a news photo of one tower that exactly matches the color of the
tower" I saw, into a photo taken from my bedroom on a day like the day
in my dream. (Plus a little weird looking grey smoke I painted in
there.) I live in North East Washington, DC, and the photo looks out
May 16, 2001 Libertarian Party
of DC Convention
Speaker: Jon Utley on "American
and the Terrorist Threat.
What Can Libertarians Do?" Organized by Carol
Moore, then Chair
who knew that terrorist attacks were inevitable.
Carol Moore photos (c) Carol Moore 2001-2003