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Veterans for Peace Annual Convention: rally at Fanuil Hall, Boston, July 23, 2004

On this amazing night, 600 people (Veterans for Peace members and friends) jammed Fanuil Hall for a rousing evening of great talk and great music. Daniel Ellsberg, Howard Zinn, Nancy Lessin (Military Families Speak Out), and returning veterans (USMC) Mike Hoffman and Jimmy Massey joined many others in providing inspiration while touching the hearts of the audience. We heard about the 200,000 military wives and children who have suffered abuse (domestic violence or sexual assault) from soldiers taught to kill. We saw the faces of the now over 900 soldiers killed in the war (how many thousands of maimed soldiers and killed or maimed Iraqi's remain faceless to the American public?) The new vets announced the formation of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Charlie King and Karen Brandow were joined by David Rovics in bringing tremendous music to the event. If it were not for poor acoustics, we would have audio of the evening. Our apologies for not working around that. We did tape and will try to extract some clips of acceptable audio quality to go with some of the photos. See Veterans for Peace Conference reports.

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