peace activists http://michiganradio.org en Anti-War protests continue in Michigan as Congress considers the President's call to bomb Syria http://michiganradio.org/post/anti-war-protests-continue-michigan-congress-considers-presidents-call-bomb-syria <p></p><p>This week, Congress may act on President Obama’s request for authorization to bomb Syria.</p><p></p><p>Yesterday, a small group of protesters in Detroit rallied against military action.</p><p></p><p>They chanted “Money for Detroit, Not for War” as the roughly one hundred peace protesters walked down Woodward Avenue.</p><p></p><p>They want President Obama to drop his plan to bomb Syrian targets to punish the Syrian government for allegedly using chemical weapons on its own people.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:30:21 +0000 Steve Carmody 14329 at http://michiganradio.org Anti-War protests continue in Michigan as Congress considers the President's call to bomb Syria Activist Tom Hayden to commemorate the Port Huron Statement tonight http://michiganradio.org/post/activist-tom-hayden-commemorate-port-huron-statement-tonight <p>Activist Tom Hayden will be in Port Huron tonight to commemorate <a href="http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Ehst306/documents/huron.html">the Port Huron Statement</a>.</p><p>A group of university students wrote the statement fifty years ago at a UAW retreat center north of Port Huron.</p><p>Hayden was one of the main participants, who was in his early twenties at the time.</p><p>The 25,000 word document addressed racism, poverty, the Cold War, and the nuclear arms race.</p><p>It was one of the first times there'd been a formal call-to-action for students to be part of a movement pushing for social change.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_QwxR-SlnM Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:32:30 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8853 at http://michiganradio.org Activist Tom Hayden to commemorate the Port Huron Statement tonight Peace activists to hold silent vigil for Afghan war anniversary http://michiganradio.org/post/peace-activists-hold-silent-vigil-afghan-war-anniversary <p>A silent noon-hour vigil at the state capital in Lansing will mark the tenth anniversary of the start of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_War_(2001%E2%80%93present)">the war in Afghanistan.</a>&nbsp; Its organizers say the U.S. has not learned the lessons of the war.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4468 at http://michiganradio.org Peace activists to hold silent vigil for Afghan war anniversary