Thousands Expected to Converge on Washington, D.C. for April 20 Protest Groups denounce Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 foreign and domestic policies
Interview by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11th terror attacks, President Bush and his policies are widely supported by a great majority of Americans according to public opinion polls. The war in Afghanistan, which was launched in October to destroy Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network -- the group believed to have masterminded the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon -- is viewed by many around the country as a resounding success. The nation is assured that the terrorist threat is being neutralized even as bin Laden and many of his associates are still at large.
The White House has since deployed U.S. troops to several nations including the Philippines, Yemen and the Republic of Georgia, and the Bush administration has openly pointed to Iraq as being the next target in the war against terrorism. But not everyone in America is happy with the Bush policies. Citizens have raised questions about the 4,000 civilians estimated to have been killed by U.S. bombs in Afghanistan; the concern that violence alone will not stop future terrorist attacks; the secret detention of thousands of immigrants and the defunding of critical social programs here in the U.S.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Ted Glick, of the Independent Progressive Politics Network, who serves on the steering committee of a coalition of groups organizing a major demonstration April 20 in Washington, D.C., dubbed the march to "Stop the War at Home and Abroad." Glick outlines the reasons why thousands of citizens will be coming to the nation's capital to condemn the Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found at http://www.btlonline.org).
To contact the April 20 Mobilization Committee, call (202) 265-3980 or visit their Web site at www.unitedwemarch.org < http://www.unitedwemarch.org>
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