Sunday, March 27, 2005
''Closing the Credibility Gap''
"While attending an antiwar rally Saturday, March 19, I had profoundly mixed feelings. From an organizer's standpoint, the rally was a success: 5,000 people came out in the rain to hear speeches and music and march around town. The turnout was the largest for an antiwar rally in Seattle in the two years since the war in Iraq began. Moreover, it was part of an international day of more than 700 protests in the U.S. alone. Yet I couldn't shake the feeling that this was not the way to get our troops home, although the germ of an idea was present."-Geov Parrish, writing in The Weekly, continues the discussion on the place of rallies and demonstrations now going on in the anti-war community.