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Viggo Mortensen Joins Anti-War Protest in Washington D.C.

Viggo Mortensen at anti-war rally

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Synopsis: United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) and Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER) joined together in Washington D.C. in a call for unification of all who oppose the war and occupation of Iraq. Viggo Mortensen read his poem "Back To Babylon" at the rally and dedicated it to the people of Afghanistan, Iraq and the US. Article includes the text of the poem plus three photographs.

Source:, October 26, 2003

Note: Viggo also tossed free T-shirts to the crowd, with his original design that says "Support our troops: bring them home" on the front, and "War is not the answer" on the back. These shirts have been reprinted and are available at cost from Viggo's Perceval Press.

News item and photographs were originally published at, but were evidently lost when they reworked their site. Restored from Google cache.