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for Independent Weekly Vol. 25 Issue 13, March 2008
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With the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Fayetteville area soldiers and peace activists speak about the protest movement. The response to anti-war protests has declined as many people have become tired of protesting. Many soldiers and citizens are against the war, but afraid to speak out. Additionally, anti-war groups are broadening their focus, paying attention to homelessness and race relations in an effort to attract more supporters and minorities. Also, absent from the protesting groups in the state are veterans.
The Students for a Democratic Society and the UNC Coalition Against the War recently held a protest on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War. The Students for a Democratic Society are looking to be more effective at accomplishing their goal than the group was in the 1960s during the Vietnam War. Students discuss their efforts in the anti-war movement, the UNC Chapel Hill Chapter’s history, and the group’s tactics.
A photojournal marks the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War. The photographs are presented to honor the fallen soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and to illustrate the conflicting emotions about war.