Thursday, August 28, 2008

Convention Watch: The Anti-War Message

After a peaceful march of about 7,000 people to the Democratic Convention Wednesday, a representative of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) met with Phil Carter, head of veterans affairs for the Obama campaign to deliver a letter to the candidate. IVAW has asked Obama to endorse three goals – immediate withdrawal, full veterans benefits, and reparations for the Iraqi people – and allow their letter to be read at the convention. Carter promised to get a response. Obama’s current Iraq plan is phased withdrawn with a “residual force” to remain behind.

For more stories, go to Convention Watch, a guide to highlights, protests, and convention history. For Pacifica Radio coverage, go to Election 411.org or KPFA’s Live Coverage. Photo courtesy of Phil Weinstein and the Alliance for Real Democracy.

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