Iran Protests and the Evolving Antiwar Movement

Iran Protests and the Evolving Antiwar Movement

Iran peace protests, Boston, 2020. Photo by Kai Medina By Rosell Rivas, age 10 & IndyKids staff Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani was assassinated on January 3, 2020, under the authorization of President Trump. In response, the New York Times reported that...
Against the Iraq War: The Largest Global Protest Ever

Against the Iraq War: The Largest Global Protest Ever

Protesters against the war in Iraq march towards U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, 2007. Photo by, Ragesoss By Michael Hirschfield, age 12 and IndyKids staff On February 15, 2003, 12 to 14 million people gathered in 800 cities around the world to protest against the...
The Draft Haunted Many People, But Some More Than Others

The Draft Haunted Many People, But Some More Than Others

Vigil to End Vietnam War – October 15, 1969. Photo by United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division By Charles DeLange, age 11 Military conscription, or the draft, was a way for the United States to keep a steady amount of troops in the...
Women-Led Antiwar Movement of WWI

Women-Led Antiwar Movement of WWI

Jane Addams & fellow women delegates of the International Women’s Congress, 1915. Photo by Wikimedia Commons By Jessie Mai Mitnick, age 12 During World War I, young men from all over the country were drafted into the war to fight. This left many women at home,...
Antiwar Movements Throughout History: An Introduction

Antiwar Movements Throughout History: An Introduction

Eugene V. Debs, five time candidate for President, following his release from Atlanta Federal Penitentiary in 1921. Photo by Wikimedia Commons By Jessie Mai Mitnick, age 12 “… no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people.”  — Eugene...