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Anti-war weekend

To mark the Iraq war's third anniversary, consider joining one of the hundreds of protests happening across the country this weekend.
 
 
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On Monday, March 20, it will be exactly three years since Bush invaded Iraq. To commemorate this tragic anniversary -- and the hundreds of thousands of lives lost since -- there will be more than 500 anti-war protests happening all over the country this weekend.

United for Peace and Justice has compiled a list of national events occuring this weekend and beyond. Go here to find a peace event happening near you -- then get out there, damnit.

Also, a reminder to NYC dwellers: the much-hyped and excellent-looking "Bring 'Em Home Now" benefit concert, featuring many an acclaimed celebrity activist -- from Michael Stipe to Chuck D to Bright Eyes to Susan Sarandon, and of course, the indomitable Cindy Sheehan -- happens at Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday night. All proceeds benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace, and ticket prices are at the higher end of reasonable, starting at $28. Buy 'em here.

Laura Barcella is AlterNet's associate editor.