Sunday, October 18, 2009

Anti-war rally goes on despite rain

Afghanistan and Iraq occupations equally criticized by activists

David Courtland, Humboldt Sentinel


Peach activists from various anti-war organizations gathered for a rally in front of Humboldt County's courthouse at 1 p.m. Saturday despite rain.

“We're trying to redo the anti-war movement, it's dead in its tracks,” said rally organizer Jack Nounnan as he helped other protesters put up canvas shelters against the rain.

Nounnan says the movement suffered a setback when people became complacent following the election of President Barack Obama, whom he says hasn't done enough to the movement.

“I think if he had shown some effort, we could have made things happen,” said Nounnan. “I'm not counting on that anymore.”

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