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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

Monday, May 28, 2007

Vegans and Louisville

I spent several hours today at a Vegan food fair in Louisville with the awesome local coordinator Jody. We tried to get a table of our own but were denied one – then we tried to stand behind the table we were instructed to leave our flyers at and talk with folks – but were told we couldn’t do that either.

We were told the fair folks supported our work and hoped peace would come but it wouldn’t be fair to the other vendors if we were allowed to set up. I was ready to challenge that fairness principal with one of my own, the fairness of war, but Jody wasn’t up for trying to negotiate.

We did end up standing in the isles, trying to grab wimmin as they walked by. We signed up 36 new wimmin to Louisville CodePINK and handed out about 50 flyers – I was unable to get my flyers copied, as it is a holiday & nothing seemed to be open.

On the other side, many people in this target audience were content to walk by and sheepishly tell me how busy they are, how they have to work, how ending war was not their responsibility.

It was discouraging to be in with a target audience of vegans and have so many be so privileged


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