Arson Attack on Peace Activists

Cindy Hunter and her husband, Sam Nickels, opposed Bush's war against Iraq and put a sign on their front porch showing the number of Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers who have been wounded or killed thus far in the war. An anonymous arson responded by setting fire to the sign, endangering their lives and causing an estimated $50,000 in damages to their home. This incident is only one of dozens that the Progressive magazine lists on its "McCarthyism Watch," which monitors "the New McCarthyism that is sweeping the country."