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Byline: By PAUL THOMPSON

ACTRESS Jane Fonda joined anti-war rally yesterday calling for US troops to leave Iraq.

The Hollywood star took to the stage with husband and wife Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins and Sean Penn at a demonstration in Washington DC.

It is the first time Fonda has taken part in an anti-war rally since being called a traitor in the 1970s for speaking out against the Vietnam War.

Fonda, 69, told more than 20,000 people at the gathering: "I haven't spoken at an anti-war rally in 34 years. Silence is no longer an option.

"Thank you so much for the courage to stand up against this mean-spirited, vengeful administration."

The actress drew parallels to the Vietnam War, citing "blindness to reali-ties on the ground, thoughtlessness in our approach to rebuilding a country we've destroyed".

Fonda was one of the most vocal opponents of the Vietnam War in the 1970s using her star power to call for troops to be withdrawn.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 29, 2007
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