Thursday, October 13, 2005

Martin Sheen at Anti-War Protest

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On September 24, Martin Sheen took part in an Anti-War protest in Los Angeles.

Here is a photo of him at the event.

From People's Weekly Newspaper:
"Actor Martin Sheen said, “As president of the United States [referring to his role on television’s “West Wing”], I’m here because it is my duty to be here to oppose this war. It is unjust, immoral and illegal.”"

From L.A. City Beat:
"Martin Sheen, who plays President Jed Bartlet on television’s The West Wing, still exuded optimism as he addressed gathered demonstrators in front of the downtown Federal Building. But backstage, the hurried actor told CityBeat all isn’t well: “Are you talking about the peace movement? There really isn’t one. That’s the problem. If we had a peace movement, we wouldn’t be in Iraq. It’s time to get up off our asses.”

Sheen suggested that the country needs “a cabinet-level peace minister,” referring to legislation authored by Ohio Democratic Congressman and former presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich that would create a federal Department of Peace and Nonviolence. While that bill didn’t even make it to a vote last year, it has now been introduced in the Senate and reintroduced in the House with 60 cosponsors, including area Democrats Maxine Waters, Diane Watson, Hilda Solis, and Brad Sherman."

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