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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Bring me home

Today we are going to do the Real Faces of War action along with the "Bring me Home" Toy Soldier. We have several large color pictures of the real face of war; and we have attached hot pink ribbons to miniature toy soldiers that read "bring me home" on one side, and "codepink:women for peace" on the other side.

We dress in black this time, & bring the list of names of the killed soldiers and Iraqis. Marie will be our wailer. We sit in a large circle with the four pictures facing inward. We place the soldiers on the steps, in cracks in the wall, on tree branches & benches, leaving a trail of soldiers wherever we go.

Toby begins playing the drum & reading off the names of the dead. Marie begins wailing for her children, her dead children, screaming 'why, why, why'? Everyone is weeping, including the young people who have gathered around to witness our action. We get up and move to the next museum.