Actor Tim Robbins has pointed out a major casualty of the war in Iraq - Americans' first amendment right to oppose it.

The outspoken SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION star has seen his and longtime partner Susan Sarandon's pro-peace views result in the cancellation of a 15th anniversary celebrations of their movie Bull Durham.

He says, "A chill wind is blowing in this nation. Every day the airwaves are filled with warnings, veiled and unveiled threats, spewed invective and hatred directed at any voice of dissent."