At this time, the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, there are peace rallies being held all over the country.
In Los Angeles, relatives of the victims of the September 11 attacks brought a packed Baptist church to its feet, calling for no war on Iraq.
In New York in Washington Square Park, thousands more gathered on the eve of the anniversary for an overnight peace vigil. Several people spoke and performed.
- Manning Marable, Professor of African American Studies and the Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. He is co-founder of the Black Radical Congress, a national network of African-American activists. He is the author of 13 books.
- Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, established in 1996 to seek an end to U.N. sanctions against Iraq. Voices has brought Americans into Iraq to witness the devastating effects of the sanctions, to deliver food and medicine to the people of Iraq, and to educate the US public upon their return. She has twice been nominated for a Nobel prize.