Nationwide an anticipatory murmur has circulated among anti-war groups, which watched as several high-profile organizations squared off with Mayor Michael Bloomberg over where and how they will take their message of peace to the streets during the impending Republican National Convention.In large part those who hope to turn that murmur into a roar during the event, which will run from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at Madison Square Garden, are members of a patchwork of loosely affiliated, locally based anti-war groups such as Sunnyside Woodside Peace, Astorians for Peace, the West Queens Greens and the West Queens Independent Democratic Club.The groups have spearheaded western Queens' contribution to what planners say is to be a massive protest with more than 300,000 demonstrators expected to converge on New York. "We are hoping to mobilize the Queens communities from Flushing right up to the East River," said Ann Eagan of Sunnyside Woodside Peace, the local affiliate of the national group United for Peace and Justice.De
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