Late March 2005, the site America for Peace was made out of photo's from the peace demonstrations 18 to 20th of March across the USA, first posted on Democratic Underground, a liberal web forum based in Washington. Two DUers had collected pictures from more than thirty locations, and we set up a site to comemmorate the resistance to war so clearly demonstrated. More than thirty locations was covered and made public through an email campaign to European media. This was the lead up to the long hot summer of 2005 with Cindy Sheehan camping outside Bush' farm, gathering a lot of people to support her.
The intro text from the 'About' pageAbout this site This site was made to increase the visibility of the American peace movement in the European and global media. It originated as a fleeting idea at a web board, as often happens on the Internet.
Democratic Underground Democratic Underground (DU) is a virtual battleground for ideas and progressive politics in the United States. Having a large turnover in posts and more than 60.000 users, it is the super information highway of the American web democracy along with the Blogosphere.
There was a series of these posts, all showing the same: ordinary Americans protesting against the war.
These people has a just cause and need to be visible in the European/global media picture. We did some research prior to making this site, and the visibility in European media of Americans protesting against the Iraqi war on the anniversary 19 of March, was close to zero. The European and world protests was reported in abundance.
Hopefully, this site will help change that.
The American peace movement is growing and gaining momentum as the war in Iraq goes on. And it is a mainstream change of political view that fuels it, not veteran activists.
This man has a car. When he passed by a demonstration in Kansas City 19th of March 2005, he got out of his car and opened the trunk to find something to help tell what was on his mind.
Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets. The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!