Rev. Jesse Jackson at NATO Protests: "People Are Searching for Alternatives to War"

Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow PUSH coalition joined Iraq Veterans Against the War and Afghans For Peace at the head of Sunday’s anti-NATO march in Chicago. "People are here are from around the world searching for alternatives for war," Rev. Jackson says. "Now [the U.S.] seeks to expand a long-term commitment to Afghanistan — $2 billion to $4 billion a week while we’re laying off transit workers, closing schools hospitals. We can’t afford it — it’s a mission not worthy of the investment."

 

 

Democracy Now / By Amy Goodman

Posted at May 21, 2012, 8:10am

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