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PHOTOS! And video of Chicago's Action On the 6th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Iraq

GLN permalink posted March 27, 2009

This year's protest was in the Pilsen neighborhood and focused not only on opposing the continuing wars abroad, but also the deportations of immigrants here in the United States – both are byproducts of U.S. attempts to control the destinies of other nations.

The President appears set to continue with a permanent troop presence of ten's of thousands in Iraq through the rest of his term, he's inaugurated surges in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and raised no protest at the continuing Israeli seige of Gaza.

Closer to home, NAFTA has devastated the rural economies of Central America by flooding local markets with U.S. government-subsidized agribusiness products that destroy local economies. With few other opportunities to make a living, many Central Americans have sought employment in the U.S. as their prospects for gainful employment in NAFTA-dominated countries has diminished.

For pics, stories and videos of this year's march, see the following link's:

Chicago Progressive Examiner coverage of the protest
Chicago Progressive Examiner, background to this year's protest
Garth Liebhaber photos
Chicago Otra speech (en Espanol), video by Mitchell Szczepanczyk
Matt Sezer video
Hatem Abudayyeh speech focusing on Palestine, video by Mitchell Szczepanczyk
Chris Geovanis photos
Mitchell Szczepanczyk and Jon Grout, video, including speech by GLN's Andy Thayer


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