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[asset|aid=946|format=image|formatter=asset|title=2884214937_50881b23e6.jpg|width=227|height=132|align=left|resizable=true]The War in Iraq cost the United States $845 billion in March, and the price tag keeps rising. It is concievable that we will be one trillion dollars in debt by the end of the Bush administration by simulatenously fighting two wars, and it's not hurting just taxpayers, but soldiers and their families.
Lets demand justice for LaVena Johnson. LaVena Johnson was a private in the U.S. Army who had been serving in Iraq. The Army ruled her death to be a suicide, despite a significant amount of evidence which seems to show that she had been raped and murdered apparently by someone who was also stationed at her military base. I really find it frustrating to believe that with what appears to be numerous suspicious signs surrounding her death, including the fact that her body was burned, there were unexplained bruises and other marks on her cheek and different parts of her body and a corrosive chemical had been applied to her genital area, the government doesn’t want to look any further into the cause of her death.
Six UMN-TC student groups held a war protest in front of the student union today. At noon, almost two hundred students gathered in the grass and waved posters. A representative from each of the student groups spoke about why their group was involved. And then, they marched: through the campus's main quad, around the auditorium and down major roads until they reached the alumni center. The protesters were flanked by an impressive police escort -- over ten bike-police and two more on horseback, plus a squad car following everything and every intersection blocked off by police controlled by an officer.