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2001-2002 WASHINGTON D.C. PROTESTS
AGAINST "WAR ON TERRORISM" AND AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ AND PALESTINE WARS AND OCCUPATIONS
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 Square



Photos from Sinkers.Org and DC IMC


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 vote was taken before and after the debate and the anti-war side won by several votes.




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 "taxpayers against terrorism" sign; libertarians should have been carrying the "End Taxation to End Terrorism" sign! Those carrying the "Domination is UnAmerican" 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 War
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 word 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 the Mall
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" Rally
Plus My Photos of World Trade Center site
(my camera was acting up and these thumbnails look better than the finals)



September 24, 2002 -"Voices in the Wilderness" in Iraq
American anti-war activists "Voices in the Wilderness" distribute free medicine  at al-Mansour hospital in Baghdad. From left to right: Bill Quigley, Nathan Mauger, Henry Williamson, hospital director Dr. Loai Al-Mansour and Ramzi Kysia, well-known DC nonviolence and peace activist.  Photo taken off internet.
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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 versus Visit
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 hotel.




April 22, 2002
Protest Against the American Israel Political Action Committee Conference
(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 Sharqieh, 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 Terrorism/Support Beseiged Palestinians
(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 HQ

Witnesses of Conscience Counter-Protest to Pro-Israel "Anti-Terrorism" Rally



March 30, 2002
Palestinian Land Day Protest on Pennsylvania Ave
Over 2000 Palestinians and supporters showed up to support 
Palestinian just claims for return of their confiscated lands.



January 26, 2002 -- Occupied Georgetown Protest
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 nonviolent conflict resolution!


January 20, 2002 -- Anti-War Rally followed 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, Jewish and Muslim perspectives
National Press Club briefing on Christian, Jewish and Muslim perspectives on the failure of the Middle East peace process with El-Hajj Mauri' Saalakhan 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 Younes of of Holyland Christian Ecumenical Foundation.


December 9, 2001 -- Rally for Mideast Peace at the Israeli Embassy




December 9, 2001 - "L.P." National Committee Meeting
The Libertarian (Party) National Committee debates whether to come out strongly against the bombing of Afghanistan and the "War on Terrorism."  But the hawks and pro-Israel interventionists betray the party principles and platform and shoot down the non-intervention 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 White House


November, 2001
Left: Russian Israeli socialist Israel Shamir speaks for a conservative group about how to bring true justice to Israel and Palestine; Right: Civil rights activist Kit Gage speaks about civil liberties abuses of the Patriot Act for libertarians



November 11, 2001 - Peace Protest
DC peace activists protest bombing and high light the deaths of Afghan civilians.
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 Sponsored Rally
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 Dream

         Around 5:30 am on June 30, 2001 I awoke abruptly from a frightening dream.  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 nuclear 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 the kitchen and I'm try to decide what to take" (i.e., pack before I leave).
       It wasn't until two weeks after the September 11, 2001 attacks that I realized that the strange squarish smoke tower I saw was a World Trade Center tower and the shock wave was the emotional and political shock that resulted from the attack.  (Let us pray that this does not go nuclear!!!)
       I have edited a news photo of one tower that exactly matches the color of the "smoking 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 towards the northwest. 
 



May 16, 2001 Libertarian Party of DC Convention
Speaker: Jon Utley on  "American Interventionism and the Terrorist Threat.
What Can Libertarians Do?" Organized by Carol Moore, then Chair
who knew that terrorist attacks were inevitable.  More LPDC photos here.

Carol Moore photos (c) Carol Moore 2001-2003