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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

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Peace is Patriotic Plans for PBS Patriotic Concert on the West Lawn tonite

We have caucused all day, discussing the vital need for our presence during these pro-war activities – and discussing the safest yet strongest way to be that voice for peace.

The overwhelming positive response to our action under the our Peace Mulberry Tree has emboldened us. It is a great reminder once again that we are in the majority – it is just that the minority reacts so violently we sometimes allow their reaction to erase the many softer voices.

We have planned several actions for tonite: the totally AWESOME young women from Long Island are making a banner: a large, hot pink peace symbol that says: we are hurting, we are mourning; we want this war to end NOW around the outside of the circle. We are going to use this to sit around once we get inside the concert.

We also have pink balloons we are going to blow up, draw peace signs, and toss them around the concert lawn, giving them to kids, and playing with them.

We are doing the “numbers” action – we’re printing the number of u.s. dead soldiers on a hot pink slip of paper, and then we’re adding some statistics on the back, quoting the source – we’ll do the one about 72% of soldiers, 66% of u.s. citizens, and 8000 ‘deserters’.

The final thing we are doing is a flyer w/info about Harkin’s resolution on one side, and the number to call their senator on the other.

It should be a great evening! Peace, Sam


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