New package for an old war

Reno AntiWar Coalition members protested for peace following President Bush’s announcement to send an additional 21,500 soldiers to the war in Iraq.

“[Bush] is terribly optimistic about his so-called new plan achieving the desired results, but I think that’s all speculation,” Emerson said of the President’s speech. “And frankly, I have learned not to trust his judgment.”
John Emerson was the Democratic candidate for state senator in Washoe District 2 in November.

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Turning point?

Local activists hope the Iraq Study Group’s report is the way out.

“Absolutely, I think we have to use all diplomatic measures to get to a solution,” she said. “Why would we not do that? I mean, people are dying—not just our soldiers, but thousands of civilians in Iraq are being killed.”
Assemblymember Sheila Leslie supported withdrawing from the war in Iraq.
Ellen Pillard

Former social worker Ellen Pillard has marched against the war and now sees some hope of a disengagement.
PHOTO BY DAVID ROBERT


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Silent night

Nevadans speak against George Bush’s war while his prestige and polls decline.

One man said, “This is the first time since the end of the Vietnam War that I’ve been embarrassed to be an American because we … have already engaged in preemptive war to countries that were no threat to us, and also the fact that now we’re debating torture, and we’re becoming as low as the people that we’re fighting. … I can’t believe it.”
Silent night

Paula McDonough (left), Lisa Stiller (center) and Ellen Pillard held candles at the Brick Park protest against the war.
PHOTO BY DAVID ROBERT


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