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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

pablo paredes - on the road again - to be cont

jackie & i left s.f. tuesday afternoon for san diego and the court martial of pablo paredes. before we left, we rallied in front of the war memorial building with about 50 to 75 folks from various organizations that are supporting pablo's courageous stand refusing to follow illegal & immoral orders go to iraq & murder, torture, rape human beings.

i've repainted the back of my truck to read: "Military Sisters & Bro's: Refuse immoral, unlawful orders; Support G.I. Resisters; Pablo Paredes, Kevin Benderman.

as far as i know, there are now 5 "out" resisters: Camilo Mejia, Stephen Funk, Adian Delgado, Pablo Paredes, Kevin Benderman - of course, folks are leaving the military by the thousands and not signing up in even greater numbers.

thus our anti-war movement swells.

as we drive down 101, we get mostly positive feedback. jackie is a virgin cp-trucker & she is thrilled & surprised by the responses. she's ready when i ask her to find the signs - heather has prepped her about my holding signs in response to white boys' middle finger, horrific hummers, and other negative comments.

one such ignoraenmous pulls up to the driver's side holding a brilliant bumper sticker "prevent aids, get straight"