Shuck and Jive

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hit the Streets for Peace This Saturday!


We are going to do it again on Saturday afternoon, March 22nd. Holy Saturday. Motorists at the intersection of Roan and Mountcastle in Johnson City, Tennessee, hoot, holler, and honk when we hold our signs that confirm their values.




That's right! In one of the most conservative areas of the country, the folks here know that it is time to get out of Iraq!

Every now and then we get a finger. But even it is flashed with love.




Christian mythology puts Jesus, who was crucified by empire, in the tomb on Saturday. Make it mean something as we remember the one million dead from the current empire's illegal and immoral war.


Join us this Saturday afternoon at one!

5 comments:

  1. So, what streets were you on when 2 million were killed and wounded during the Iraq-Iranian war? And which Bagdhad streets do you plan to picket when another million are wounded or killed after our troops leave the region?

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  3. Stushie -
    You are right - we should have been on the streets protesting the Iraq-Iran war: protesting the fact that our government was arming both sides for the purpose of controlling oil interests and for profit, much of which was then funnelled to the Contras (another lovely band of rapscallions who were responsible for causing untold suffering in Nicaragua for decades).

    We should have also been in the streets protesting the 11 years of sanctions against Iraq between Gulf War I and the current unpleasantness, which caused the deaths of perhaps another million people, 85% of whom were under the age of 15.

    We weren't in the streets then because we just weren't that smart, and weren't able to figure out that our government was lying to us all along.

    We are smarter now. I look forward to you getting smarter and joining us on the streets, someday.

    Here are a couple quick sources to help you get smarter: http://www.zmag.org/ZMag/articles/ShalomIranIraq.html

    http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/MiddleEast/Iraq/Sanctions.asp

    http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/execsum.htm

    http://www.moreorless.au.com/killers/somoza.html

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  4. What a great way to celebrate Holy Saturday! Easter (and the events between Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday) reminds us of the hope that can exist in even the most hopeless of situations.

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