Since late 2007, the OB Rag has sponsored a seasoned and reasoned debate about the current state and future direction of the peace movement – not only here in San Diego, but across the nation. In light of the series of national protests held recently, we decided to post the original articles that were published on our blog, once again, to highlight the points made and issues raised, in order to re-evaluate where we’re at now that the antiwar movement has taken another swipe at the Bush administration’s Iraq policies.
The following are links to articles posted here, in chronological order since references are made in some of them to prior posts:
Gregg Robinson kicks off our debate with an analysis of the state of the antiwar movement and suggests some positive and helpful changes to San Diego’s peace campaign.
Richard Nadeau, formerly of OB and San Diego, now in Sacramento, answers Robinson, shedding his sarcastic tone for some incisive insight.
Frank Gormlie lays out Tom Hayden‘s views for the peace movement and the elections, and then takes Nadeau and Robinson to task in a gripping account of the strengths and weaknesses before us.
John Falchi joins in, via a comment to Gormlie’s post.
Robinson tries to have the last word as he critiques Hayden, Nadeau and Gormlie.
Peter Bohmer, formerly of San Diego, currently working in the peace movement in Washington state, adds his two cents – actually 7 points.
Nadeau rejoins the discussion with a view to the presidential campaign.
In his most Pollyanna-ish posturing, Gormlie delivers a recount of the March antiwar actions and comes off sounding positive and, well, at least he is hopeful.