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Mexican peace activist gunned downupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 18:21:00

A high-profile Mexican peace movement blamed the country's government Tuesday for the death of one of the group's most vocal members.

Nixon's Watergate testimony releasedupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 01:56:00

The National Archives released audio of President Nixon's grand jury testimony during the Watergate investigation.

Tape sheds light on surreal meeting between Nixon, protestersupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 01:56:00

On a Spring day in 1970, just five days after National Guard troops opened fire on anti-war demonstrators at Kent State University, a restless president awoke in the pre-dawn hours, strolled to the Lincoln sitting room, and sat down to listen to some music.

Hundreds protest treatment of alleged WikiLeaks whistleblowerupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 11:08:00

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the gates of Quantico Marine Base in Virginia Sunday to protest the treatment of Bradley Manning, who is being held at the base prison on charges that he released classified government documents to WikiLeaks.

Protesters: WikiLeaks suspect a 'hero'updated: Mon Mar 21 2011 11:08:00

Protesters gather outside Quantico Marine Corps Base to protest the treatment of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Antiwar protesters demand the U.S. leave Iraqupdated: Sun Mar 20 2011 11:00:00

More than 100 people were arrested in front of the White House Saturday after gathering for an antiwar protest on the eighth anniversary of the Iraq war.

Police arrest 100-plus anti-war demonstrators at White House fenceupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 17:28:00

Police arrested more than a hundred protesters during an anti-war demonstration outside the White House fence Thursday.

India marks two years since Mumbai terror attacksupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 10:00:00

Indians will march for peace, pray, and lay wreaths Friday in memory of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, in which 164 people were killed.

FBI searches homes as part of terrorism probeupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 18:46:00

Political and anti-war activists in the Midwest said they were the target Friday of searches the FBI called part of an investigation into the "material support of terrorism."

Parents of American killed in Israel in 2003 visit State Departmentupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 18:08:00

The parents of Rachel Corrie, an American killed by Israeli forces seven years ago, visited the State Department Wednesday as they continue to seek justice in their daughter's death.

Rove heckled at book signingupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 10:26:00

Former Bush adviser Karl Rove was branded a "war criminal" by protestors at a book signing. Affiliate KCAL reports.

Karl Rove heckled, called 'war criminal' at book eventupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 10:26:00

Former White House chief of staff Karl Rove was heckled and branded a "war criminal' at a book signing in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday night.

UK bans Muslim groupupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 06:37:00

The UK government bans Muslim group Islam4UK, as CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports.

Britain moves to ban Muslim groupupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 06:37:00

A controversial Muslim group planning to stage an anti-war march through a town that receives British war dead will be banned in the UK from Thursday.

Anti-war march protestedupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 09:38:00

An activist defends his planned anti-war march to the father of a British soldier killed in Afghanistan. From ITN.

Time.com: Israeli Peace Activist Nathan Diesupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 19:00:00

Abie Nathan, the peace activist who made a dramatic solo flight to Egypt in a rattletrap single-engine plane and later founded the groundbreaking "Voice of Peace" radio station, died Wednesday. He was 81

Time.com: Breaking the Gaza Blockadeupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 17:00:00

Two ships full of pro-Palestinian activists pierce Israel's sea barricade around the coastal strip -- and Israel plays nice, for a day

Iraq protests in San Franciscoupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 23:07:00

Bay area residents protest the war in Iraq in the streets of San Francisco.

Protesters march on Iraq anniversaryupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 23:07:00

Several hundred anti-war protesters marched through Washington on Wednesday's fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, splattering red paint on government offices and scuffling with police.

Time.com: War Demonstrators Arrested at IRSupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 11:00:00

Police arrested made more than a dozen arrests at the IRS building of protesters who marked the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq

The Spirit of Music: Is the protest over?updated: Mon Mar 17 2008 09:33:00

"This here ain't no protest song or anything like that, cause I don't write no protest songs."

Fire set in Berkeley protestupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 14:10:00

An anti-war group sets a U.S. flag on fire during a protest over a Marine recruiting location in Berkeley, California.

Berkeley City Council moderates anti-Marine positionupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 14:10:00

The Berkeley City Council voted early Wednesday to rescind a previous vote that said Marine recruiters are "not welcome in this city," but held tight to its anti-war stance.

Showdown looms in 'treasonous' Berkeleyupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 00:29:00

Military supporters descended on Berkeley early Tuesday, demanding the famously liberal California college town rescind its vote that says Marine recruiters are "not welcome in this city."

Riding for peaceupdated: Sun Oct 14 2007 13:54:00

Activist Alix Bryan rides her scooter from the White House to Crawford, Texas, to make a statement for peace.

Activist's travels form 'peace sign' on mapupdated: Sun Oct 14 2007 13:54:00

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan doesn't come around President Bush's ranch any more, but there's a new kid in town trying to get his attention.

A day of protests in DCupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 23:25:00

Anti-war protesters and troop supporters let their voices be heard in Washington. CNN's Kathleen Koch reports.

Pentagon closing database that had information on Iraq war protestersupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 08:12:00

The Pentagon's counterintelligence office is shutting down a database that contained information gathered within the United States, including intelligence about Iraq war protesters.

Time.com: Cindy Sheehan's Antiwar Legacyupdated: Wed May 30 2007 18:25:00

After two years as the face of the antiwar movement, she has announced she's ending her public protests. A photographic look back at the antiwar mom's two years in the spotlight

Anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan gives up her protestupdated: Mon May 28 2007 21:19:00

Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who became an anti-war leader after her son was killed in Iraq, declared Monday she was walking away from the peace movement.

CNNMoney: Anti-war protesters outside of NYSE arrestedupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 16:58:00

Forty-four anti-war activists carrying "blood-splattered" cardboard signs displaying the record profits of companies were arrested outside the New York Stock Exchange Monday morning.

Protests call for Guantanamo to goupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 05:58:00

Worldwide protests were held on Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of the first detainees arriving at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Protesting mom Cindy Sheehan arrested at Bush ranchupdated: Thu Dec 28 2006 18:41:00

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan was arrested Thursday afternoon outside President Bush's ranch, according to a law enforcement official.

Ivins: Cow whisperers against the warupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 10:59:00

I know it's bad form to brag, but I am now a graduate of Texas A&M University, and you can't stop Aggie pride. I became a diplomee of the great institution in College Station after successfully completing the three-day short course in beef cattle this summer. I specialized in forage management and graduated "Quel fromage!" meaning "avec distinction."

Sheehan won't challenge Feinstein for Senateupdated: Thu Feb 09 2006 14:56:00

While criticizing Sen. Dianne Feinstein for supporting President Bush's war policies, Cindy Sheehan said Thursday that she won't run against the popular California Democrat because she could be more effective as a vocal anti-war activist.

Shirt tales differ for Sheehan, GOP wifeupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 13:46:00

Call it the tale of two different shirts worn by two very different women: a well-known peace activist who has agitated the White House and a lawmaker's wife who has staunchly supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

Activist Sheehan arrested in House galleryupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 20:57:00

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Tuesday in the House gallery after refusing to cover up a T-shirt bearing an anti-war slogan before President Bush's State of the Union address.

Bush-bashing key theme of social forumupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 07:56:00

Europeans and Americans browsed through rows of booths lauding President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution while Venezuela welcomed tens of thousands of activists to a massive event Tuesday protesting globalization and the war in Iraq.

TIME names Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates Persons of Yearupdated: Sun Dec 18 2005 07:27:00

The good deeds of an activist rock legend and one of the world's richest men and his wife carried the day in 2005, as TIME magazine on Sunday named U2 frontman Bono and philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates as its "Persons of the Year."

German, UK bids to free hostagesupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 07:49:00

The German government and the British anti-war movement say they are trying to contact gunmen in Iraq who kidnapped a female German archeologist and four peace activists.

Sharpton, Sheen visit antiwar campupdated: Sun Aug 28 2005 21:52:00

The Rev. Al Sharpton joined hundreds of war protesters camping near President Bush's ranch for an interfaith service Sunday, saying he felt compelled to meet Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother who started the rally three weeks earlier.

Dual protests square off in Crawfordupdated: Sat Aug 27 2005 17:39:00

A dirt road divided hundreds of supporters and protesters of the Iraq war as they rallied Saturday in near-100-degree heat outside President Bush's Texas ranch.

Sheehan resumes protest vigilupdated: Thu Aug 25 2005 21:00:00

A day after she returned to the helm of a protest against President Bush's policy in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan expressed satisfaction Thursday about the peace movement she helped invigorate.

Bush: We will complete the missionupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 15:06:00

Americans appreciate "the service and the sacrifice of the military families" during the ongoing war in Iraq, President Bush told Idaho National Guard members and their families Wednesday, as he insisted again that a withdrawal from the strife-torn country would be a mistake.

Viewpoint: The danger of yellow ribbon patriotismupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 11:29:00

Why Cindy Sheehan's Crawford war vigil spurned a long-awaited dialogue on Iraq.

Bush plans bid to rally Iraq supportupdated: Sun Aug 21 2005 21:48:00

President Bush will launch a new round of speeches Monday to rally support for the war in Iraq, advisers said, as protesters camped outside Bush's Texas home and polls showed weaker support for the two-year conflict.

Sheehan plans to return 'very soon' updated: Fri Aug 19 2005 16:55:00

The California woman who has camped outside President Bush's ranch for nearly two weeks to protest the war in Iraq said Friday she plans to return "very soon" after leaving to tend to her ill mother.

Sheehan leaves antiwar camp updated: Thu Aug 18 2005 18:40:00

The mother of a slain soldier who has camped outside President Bush's ranch for nearly two weeks to protest the war in Iraq left Thursday to tend to her ill mother.

Crawford protest moves nearer to Bushupdated: Wed Aug 17 2005 09:14:00

Anti-war demonstrators led by the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq will move their campsite closer to President Bush's Texas ranch.

A mother and the presidentupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 15:54:00

A woman lost her son in Iraq and won't leave George W. Bush alone until he sees her. Who is she, and why is she stirring such emotion?

Bush neighbor takes aim at 'doves'updated: Mon Aug 15 2005 01:17:00

Anti-war protesters outside President Bush's ranch here were startled Sunday by gunshots fired by a Texas rancher frustrated by the group's presence.

Soldier's mom digs in near Bush ranchupdated: Sun Aug 07 2005 15:03:00

A mother whose son was killed in Iraq says she is prepared to continue her protest outside President Bush's ranch through August until she is granted an opportunity to speak with him.

Sinclair fires reporter for criticizing anti-Kerry programupdated: Tue Oct 19 2004 03:27:00

The Washington bureau chief for a chain of television stations that plans to run a documentary critical of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said Monday he was fired for publicly criticizing the company's decision to air the program.

Powell pulls out of Athens visitupdated: Sat Aug 28 2004 04:46:00

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has pulled out of a visit to Athens to attend Sunday's closing ceremonies for the Olympic Games, U.S. officials said.

Judge blocks RNC protest in Central Parkupdated: Tue Aug 24 2004 02:57:00

Representatives of an Arab-American group and an antiwar group say they are urgently conferring with their attorneys on what steps to take after a federal judge turned down their request to gather in New York's Central Park and stage a protest before the Republican National Convention.

Koppel: Charges he's unpatriotic 'beneath contempt'updated: Fri Apr 30 2004 20:19:00

The Sinclair Broadcast Group ordered its seven ABC stations not to broadcast Friday's "Nightline" because host Ted Koppel intends to read the names of more than 500 U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war, as well as more than 200 others who died noncombat deaths.

Hostage rally: Powell warns Italyupdated: Fri Apr 30 2004 07:43:00

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has warned Italians not to send the wrong signal to kidnappers holding three of their countrymen in Iraq.

Italians rally for Iraq hostagesupdated: Thu Apr 29 2004 05:16:00

The families of three Italians held hostage in Iraq have led a march in Rome after the abductors threatened to kill the captives unless Italians protested against the war.

Japanese hostages heading homeupdated: Thu Apr 15 2004 21:09:00

Three Japanese civilians taken hostage in Iraq and threatened on video to be burned alive may be be home as soon as Saturday afternoon.

Kerry debates anti-war activist in New Yorkupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 15:42:00

Sen. John Kerry tried to outline a "more thoughtful and more achievable course" in Iraq during an impromptu debate with an anti-war activist Wednesday, but he said the United States cannot leave behind a "failed Iraq."

Iraq war protesters march on White House updated: Mon Mar 15 2004 10:52:00

More than 100 people gathered Monday in Washington for a march to the White House, calling for an end to U.S. military action in Iraq.

Bush campaign ads to target Kerry's pastupdated: Fri Feb 20 2004 08:23:00

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Kerry confronts image from anti-Vietnam War eraupdated: Wed Feb 11 2004 16:51:00

From Wolf Blitzer Reports' Brian Todd in Washington:

Kerry takes new fire over Vietnamupdated: Tue Feb 10 2004 20:28:00

The publication of an old photo of Jane Fonda and John Kerry at an anti-Vietnam War rally is raising questions about the antiwar activities of the Democratic presidential front-runner.

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