Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Contact,
Press Coverage of Protests on Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq
We had excellent press coverage of the more than 30 CFPA events in the
region yesterday in conjunction with the March 19 Fifth Anniversary of
the Iraq War. See links below. Please
let us know if you saw or heard other coverage that isn't listed
Excellent front page article in the March 20 Trenton
The actual front
page of the March 20 Trenton Times (PDF),
including color photos:
Advance articles in the
March 18 and 19 Bucks County Courier Times, as well as
article in today's March 20 edition:
Press article in the March 20 edition of Newsday
(please let us know if you see this AP article published
March 19 edition of Town Topics
(click first item on top right under Other News)
This was an advance
article about the Walkout planned by CFPA's affiliate, NJ Students for
Peace. The Walkout was highly successful,with at least 300 students
participating. Watch for more press coverage in future updates.
There was about a two
minute clip on New Jersey Network (television) News last
I was also interviewed on
NJ 101.5, the largest radio station in New Jersey. Please
let us know if you heard it, and what you thought.
The NBC Television
affiliate in Atlantic City Area (look under “latest videos” at “local
vet remembers” and “protesters say” for video clips)
Voter 2008 in Pennsylvania Primary
CFPA's next big and
urgent project is to distribute our Peace Voter Presidential
Primary Voter Guide as widely as possible before the
Pennsylvania Primary on April 22. Our organizers and chapters in
Pennsylvania are already working on this, but we need help from the
entire region! Pennsylvaia is the last "big state" Presidential
Primary, and we want to make our strongest effort to educate voters
there! Please use
this link (PDF), and begin to distribute the Voter Guide to your
email contacts, and/or print it out as hard copy and distribute it
to anyone in Pennsylvania with whom you have contact.
We are seriously
considering trying to raise significant funds to run CFPA's Peace Voter
Guide as signature ads in key Pennsylvania newspapers before the April
22 Primary. We will update you on that soon. But in the meantime, I
urge you to take the action below to strengthen CFPA for this major
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The Rev. Robert Moore
Coalition for Peace Action
40 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 924-5022 Phone
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Gardner adds: Coverage in Philadephia
Inquirer was limited to
photo of two females being handcuffed after having been arrested in
Washington DC on page A8. My photoessay
of events at the Granny Clothes-Washing and in Jenkintown.
Jean Haskell adds:
Nina Huizinga was interviewed on WHYY.
I was interviewed on NBC 10, 6 pm news, and the 11 pm
news showed a two-second shot of the action at City Hall.
CBS, Channel 3 had something on at the 5 pm news---I
did not see it.
KYW radio had a story on Thursday.
Chris Robinson adds: Our 5th
Anniversary Peace Vigil in Chestnut Hill
was well covered at 10:00 pm on FOX 29. There was good film of 53
people standing in the rain with peace signs, and interviews with
fthree people who told reporter John Atwater that they wanted
Peace In Iraq Now!
Sandy Fulton adds: Channel 3
gave us a bit
of video coverage.
Good turnout of people from UUCR! You can see me for about
millisecond, and I am ticked off since the reporter photographed
'PEACE NOW' umbrella, and that was what I'd hoped would get on
But you can see from this video they weren't really
the peace rallies. There were an ENORMOUS number of vigils,
etc. all over the Delaware Valley all day and evening. "Dozens"
people? How about "hundreds"? Maybe "thousands"? Even
in the rain!
I'll have photos of this evening vigil and a very
successful noon hour Grannies rally at City Hall. Will be
sending them soon.
gallery of Granny Clothes-Washing
gallery of service at Ambler Church
Chris Robinson adds:
This is a
photo of our Fifth Anniversary Peace Vigil at 5:00 pm on
March 19 in front of the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln
Incognito, Rosita Johnson, and June Krebs (seated) on the front row.
Please cretit the photo to Terry Foss/AFSC.
Monique Frugier adds:
On the anniversary of the Iraq war, the Philadelphia Daily News
did not cover any of the protests going on through our city but has to
be applauded for having the courage to run a photograph which says it
all "FIVE YEARS OF LIES, END THE WAR NOW", written on a large sign (
not large enough, for the world to see) which Jerry Taylor from Bucks County was
holding in front of City Hall. This photograph deserves the front
page, however I thank you.
More to come, meanwhile:
(please watch to the end)
Marlene Santoyo adds: Grannies
from many cities
Monique Frugier adds: (Videos)
Code Pink in action in DC (3-19-08)
Granny Peace Brigade in DC 3/19/08
Veterans For Peace
NW Greens add:
I am not sure if you heard this before, but the Fifth Anniversary Peace
Vigil at 7:00 pm in Chestnut Hill had 53 demonstrators in attendance.
There was a photographer from the CHESTNUT HILL LOCAL present.
We also had a visit from John Atwater (and camera man) from FOX 29
(Channel 15 on cable). They shot a lot of film in the rain and
The segment appeared on the Fox evening news on 3/19 at 10:00 pm. There
was about four minutes of good footage, interviews with 3 demonstrators
(sorry, I don't know their names), and an Atwater summary. Overall, it
was a positive segment, but I don't know how to find the URL.
At the Fifth Anniversary Peace event at 5:00 pm in Mount Airy
(Lincoln Drive), we had 17 demonstrators. Photos were taken by both
Terry Foss TFoss@afsc.org
and Catherine Sayre of the GERMANTOWN COURIER. I will let you know if
anything appears in print in the local newspapers (which appear on
Wednesday & Thursday).
Peace and love,
Carla Mannix adds:
Here is a report from Reading, PA on Channel 69
. We had 60
people on the bridge vigil.
for Peace Action adds: Great
job! We had 40 people in Lansdowne, 18 in Swarthmore and 25-30 in
Media. We delivered an Easter Basket of anti war messages to Sestak at
NW Greens add:
Mar 27, 2008 4:32 PM
|More than 40 people gathered on the corner
of Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike on Wednesday, March
19, the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq.
With umbrellas and protest signs in hand, they demonstrated
against Americas continued involvement in a conflict they say
has gone on for too long. (Photo by Erin
March 26, 2007
Courier ran a nice photograph (which is not on the web) by Catherine Sayre
on page 5, with the following caption:
Bring the troops home
Undeterred by cold temperature and stormy weather on March 19, the
fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, protestors from several; peace
groups gathered outside the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive,
united under the slogan "Support our troops -- bring them
home." Protestor June Krebs (above seated on the curb), a
member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, said, "Our
group was diverse in religion, political parties, age, and peace and justice
affiliation." Behind us was a poster from a nursery co-op quoting Martin Luther
King: "A sword is a poor tool for carving out