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September 24, 2005 Rally at the Ellipse, Washington, DC.  Source:

September 24, 2005 Rally at the Ellipse, Washington, DC. Source:

This week on Making Contact we’ll take you to the streets of Washington, DC where more than a quarter million people gathered to protest the American occupation of Iraq and the militarization of U.S. society. Many of them asking, in the wake of the Bush Administration’s shameful response to Hurricane Katrina, where are the U.S. government’s priorities?

This week’s host: Tena Rubio. Special thanks to contributing producers: Ryme Katkhouda, Oscar Fernandez, Desmond Leary, and Lona Alias of the DC Radio Coop.


Cindy Sheehan, military mom and co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace; Elaine Johnson, military mom; Representative Cynthia McKinney, Georgia D-4th; Curtis Muhammad, Community Labor United; George Galloway, British Member of Parliament; Elias Rashmawi, National Council of Arab Americans; Suheir Hammad, artist, activist and poet; and numerous others.

For more information:

Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) – Jamaica Plain, MA

Gold Star Families for Peace

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)

International A.N.S.W.E.R

United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) – New York, NY

National Council of Arab Americans –┬áDavis, California

Black Voices for Peace – 202-232-5690

Author: Radio Project

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