Nader, Nation, Anderson and Vets for Peace protest war, call for Bush impeachment

Calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush, activist Ralph Nader, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and the editor of The Nation magazine joined a couple hundred people in Juneau’s Marine Park yesterday to protest the war in Iraq.The rally was held by the Juneau Chapter of Veterans for Peace to thank the magazine for its editorial stand against the war. About 400 people — including veterans — are on a cruise through Southeast Alaska sponsored by The Nation. The magazine has ties to Alaska: Ernest Gruening, a territorial governor and the state’s first U.S. Senator, was editor of the New York-based magazine in the 1920’s, before coming to Alaska.

At the rally, Ralph Nader called the Bush administration a criminal gang which has highjacked the White House. He encouraged those at the rally to carry their war protest to Congress.

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau