U.S. Students Push Peace on the Internet

One sign of how different this "war on terrorism" is from previous U.S. wars is evident in the campus antiwar movement's use of the Internet. While they have so far received very little media coverage, already tens of thousands of young people in the U.S. are participating in vigils, rallies, fundraisers, teach-ins and other events that mourn the victims of terrorism while calling for military restraint and an examination of the role of the U.S. government itself in terrorism in the Middle East, Central America and elsewhere. There is clearly a spectrum of opinion in the emerging peace movement between those who oppose all military response by the U.S. and those who see the need for careful international action to stop terrorist attacks and bring terrorists to justice.