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...

The Power of Student Protest

By YUUKI REAL, age 15, SADIE PRICE-ELLIOTT, age 13, and AMIA MCDONALD, age 11 Introduction by DANIELLE ARCHIBALD, IndyKids Staff University of Michigan students march in Ann Arbor to protest the Vietnam War in September 1969. PHOTO: Wystan/Flickr When people protest,...

Limited Protests Against Airstrikes on ISIS

By HASSAN DOOSTDAR, age 12 Code Pink is a women-led anti-war activist group that was founded shortly before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons During a September 16, 2014 U.S. Senate hearing, Code Pink protesters showed up to speak out against the...

Martin Luther King, Jr. on War

PHOTO: Flickr.com/BlatantNews.com Often overlooked is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s opposition to the U.S. war in Vietnam. Here are some of his powerful remarks delivered on April 4, 1967. “I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The...

Movie Review: Avatar

By ALEX POQUETTE, age 12 In Avatar, the Na’vi people on moon Pandora spread a message about peace and environmental awareness. Photo: 20th Century Fox If you haven’t seen Avatar yet, you may be thinking it’s another dumb, big-action movie with no real storyline,...