STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — In a series of protests organizers called “Five Years Of War – Five Days Of Protest”, Staten Islanders took to the streets of the “Forgotten Borough” to mark the tragic milestone of 4000 KIA in Iraq. The 4000th death to be confirmed by the Department of Defense was announced early on Monday, March 24. Debra Anderson of Military Families Speak Out responded immediately by calling Tom Good from Movement for a Democratic Society. Working together, the organizers planned and executed a mobile vigil that visited the St. George Recruiting Center, Borough Hall, Vito Fossella’s (R, NY-13) congressional office and the Staten Island Mall. Joining MFSO and MDS in the streets were several members of Peace Action Staten Island who took time out from planning an April 5th rally to participate in the vigils.
“History will record this week as possibly the first time Staten Island led NYC boroughs in antiwar protests. Catch the heck up, Manhattan!” – Todd Eaton, maintainer of the NY Protest activist calendar.