Here's Chris Hedges. "We cannot rely on any systems of power, including the pillars of the liberal establishment—the press, liberal religious institutions, universities, labor, culture and the Democratic Party. They have been weakened to the point of anemia or work directly for the corporations that dominate our existence. We can rely now on only ourselves, on each other."
As you can see, snow was falling on Daniel Ellsberg and the rest of us.
The rally was led by veterans who know from first-hand experience that "just war" criteria are just excuses for war.
This vet steadfastly opposes torture...
|Protesters, each adopting the name of an Afghan or Iraqi civilian who has perished.|
|All proceeded in silence, except for the stark beat of hand drums.|
|Here's how things looked from across the street from the White House.|
More photos, taken with more sophisticated equipment than mine, and another account.
For me, it was a vacation day put to good use.