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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"

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Collateral Damage

The young man, who is definitely not white, definitely bi-racial but I'm not sure if he's mixed with Asian or Latino, tells me he hates the term collateral damage.

We are talking of the drones - he enthusiastically supports the use of drones in order to protect US American life, knows that some 'collateral damage' occurs, but sadly, this can't be helped.

I tell him if he hates the term "collateral damage" then don't use it.

He turns big, beautiful brown eyes to me as he asks, palms upward and extended, "but what can I use then?"

I tell him to try "human beings".