Protesters are the Foundation of Hope

The Bushies forked over an unpalatable convention; protesters spit it back at them

| September 2004 Issue

On Tuesday, the protest group, "A31" held a press conference in front of a statue of Gandhi in Union Square. They announced plans for a day of nonviolent civil disobedience and direct action. "We are resisting creatively and openly," said Elizabeth Broad, an A31 organizer, "It's about a celebration of life."

Another organizer, Raquel Lavina, said, "Young people know there's a problem when their only opportunity in life is to go to war. Saying 'no to Bush' is saying 'yes to the world.'"