[Chat] Fwd: [Discussion] An Anti-War Demonstration that Does Not Take To The Streets

Crystal Chat@charlesvillage.info
Tue, 4 Mar 2003 13:39:32 -0800 (PST)


--- Crystal <cver1001@yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Crystal <cver1001@yahoo.com>
> To: discussion@charlesvillage.info
> Subject: [Discussion] An Anti-War Demonstration that
> Does Not Take To The Streets
> Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 06:36:16 -0800 (PST)
> 
> Here are a few articles written about the Virtual
> March.
> 
> WASHINGTON POST:
> ANTIWAR PROTESTERS FLOOD SENATE PHONE LINES 
> by Juliet Eilperin
>
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6032-2003Feb26.html
> 
> Thousands of antiwar protesters flooded Senate phone
> lines today as part of a "Virtual March" on
> Washington.
> 
> The phone-in campaign was sponsored by the "Win
> Without War" coalition, which told Web site readers
> they could "join a massive march on Washington
> without
> leaving your living room."
> 
> --------
> 
> BBC:
> US 'VIRTUAL MARCH' OVER IRAQ
>
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2802531.stm
> 
> Thousands of anti-war activists have been bombarding
> the White House and senators with phone calls and
> e-mails in a virtual protest over the Iraq crisis. 
> Backed by a number  of celebrities, volunteers
> jammed
> switchboards in Washington DC in an effort to force
> US
> politicians to think again over the prospect of war
> in
> the Gulf. 
> 
> --------
> 
> NEW YORK TIMES:
> AN ANTIWAR DEMONSTRATION THAT DOES NOT TAKE TO THE
> STREETS
> by John Tierney
>
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/26/national/26CND-MARCH.html
> 
> WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 ó The Mall was quiet, but the
> switchboard on Capitol Hill was swamped today as
> anti-war protesters conducted what they called the
> first "virtual march" on Washington. The organizers,
> a
> coalition called Win Without War, said that hundreds
> of thousands of people were sending 
> messages by email, fax and telephone to the Senate
> and
> the White House.
> 
> --------
> 
> ROLL CALL: 
> WAR PROTESTORS VIRTUALLY OVERWHELM SENATE OFFICES
> by Nicole Duran
>
http://www.rollcall.com/issues/1_1/breakingnews/653-1.html
> [Subscription needed to view full article.]
> 
> . . . An informal survey of Senate offices found
> nearly all available bodies busily answering
> incessantly ringing phones as a group called Win
> Without War carried out its "virtual
> march on Washington."
> 
> The group, led by former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Maine),
> arranged to have at least 140,000 constituents call
> their Senators, as well as the White House, all day
> with the same message: "Donít attack Iraq."
> 
> "Iím sorry, sir, but weíre just taking a tally
> because
> our phones are ringing off the hook," a patient but
> clearly tiring staffer in Sen. John McCainís office
> told a war protestor back in the Arizona
> Republicanís
> home state.
> 
> In most offices, front-desk aides had ticked off
> hundreds of calls on scratch sheets by midday,
> intending to just give the Senators a final number
> when the protest ends at 6 p.m.
> 
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