[Marxism] Covering Protests: the Iraq War and the Terri Schiavo Case

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Tue Mar 22 10:29:16 MST 2005

"Covering Protests: the Iraq War and the Terri Schiavo Case"  (On 
March 19, 2005, according to United for Peace and Justice, 765 
actions to End the Iraq War and Bring the Troops Home took place 
nationwide. But on March 20, the front page of the New York Times was 
silent on the nationwide protests. Instead, it [in the national 
edition] included the lead paragraphs of an article "Protesters at 
Hospice in Florida Push Showdown over Schiavo" by Abby Goodnough. . . 
. Robert D. McFadden's article "Hundreds of Rallies Held across U.S. 
to Protest Iraq War" [so titled in LexisNexis], however, was buried 
in page 35. Worse yet, the title given to the same article online is 
"Two Years after Iraq Invasion, Protesters Hold Small Rallies."  Why 
the prominence of the Schiavo case? Is it because the public support 
conservative protesters, who prayed outside the hospice, with three 
of them arrested "when they tried to force their way past officers 
guarding the driveway of Woodside Hospice to take bread and water to 
Ms. Schiavo as a symbolic gesture" (Goodnough, March 20, 2005)? Not 
at all.  The public "supports the removal of Schiavo's feeding tube" 
by a wide margin, according to an ABC poll.  In contrast, the demands 
of anti-war demonstrators give voice to the view quietly held by a 
majority of Americans) -- FULL TEXT: 


* Critical Montages: <http://montages.blogspot.com/>
* Greens for Nader: <http://greensfornader.net/>
* Bring Them Home Now! <http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/>
* OSU-GESO: <http://www.osu-geso.org/>
* Calendars of Events in Columbus: 
<http://www.freepress.org/calendar.php>, & <http://www.cpanews.org/>
* Student International Forum: <http://sif.org.ohio-state.edu/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osudivest.org/>
* Al-Awda-Ohio: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Al-Awda-Ohio>
* Solidarity: <http://www.solidarity-us.org/>

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