Dissent: Voices Of Outrage

They're energized and organized. But can U.S. antiwar protesters survive their own diversity?

On the first day of Gulf War II, shock and awe came to San Francisco. Antiwar protesters had long pledged that if bombs fell on Baghdad, they would unite to "stop business as usual" in America's major cities. Here's how they fared by the Bay: 40 intersections shut down by human blockades. Hay bales set on fire in the streets around the Transamerica Building. Police-car windows smashed all over town. A vomit-in by a small group at the base of the Federal Building to demonstrate that the war made them sick. 1,350 arrests--the highest one-day total in the history of the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!