Dick Bennett's focus on US wars and warming and their causes, consequences, and cures and the works of authors analyzing and promoting the search for peace
Sunday, August 29, 2010
OMNI needs more volunteers to man the table speaking out against PERMANENT WAR
Please click on individual images to ENLARGE and display wider view of poet John Rule talking about OMNI Center's message of peace to visitors to the Farmer's Market in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on August 21, 2010.
OMNI is tabling against WARS and WARMING Saturdays at the Farmer's Market. Join us, help us make OMNI a presence there, speaking to the official aggression and public acceptance and silence. Wear your OMNI shirt if you have one. What follows is one strong voice against US foreign aggression: Cindy Sheehan. Dick Bennett My blog: http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/ email@example.com (479) 442-4600 2582 Jimmie Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72703
Hate War? Me too, and I have been fighting against the illegal and immoral wars of the US Empire since my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Now, the Empire is telling us the war in Iraq has "ended" after dozens were killed in many separate instances of violence in Iraq over the past week.
It's time to work harder and smarter--not back down.
Love & Peace, Cindy
In This Issue WE HATE WAR WAR NOT OVER WE HAVE A DREAM WINNING, LOSING AND WAR REVOLUTION, A LOVE STORY CINDY SHEEHAN'S SOAPBOX RADIO SHOW
Today on Cindy's Soapbox, we play an interview that Cindy did with Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio.
The show will be available at the web site at 2pm (PST). www.CindySheehansSoapbox.com Listen to this fabulous interview, or any in the archives!
IS THE IRAQ WAR REALLY OVER?
WE HAVE A DREAM
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Winning, Losing and War in NY Times
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FROM AUGUST 29TH ARTICLE BY PETER BAKER:
And for those who have suffered deep loss, like the relatives of the 4,400 Americans or the many more Iraqis who died, the notion of victory or defeat can feel remote. "Well, first of all, my family lost in a big way," said Cindy Sheehan, who became perhaps the nation's most prominent antiwar activist after her son died in Iraq. "We had one of our cherished members, Casey, murdered by the U.S. empire in Iraq." In her view, "the only winners have been Halliburton, KBR, CACI, Xe, Unocal, BP, Standard Oil, Boeing" and other corporations that profited from the war. "People here in the U.S. who don't know that they lost have lost big time," she said.
"We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." (MLK JR, I Have a Dream Speech)
I, too, have a dream that people will come together to make Peace a Reality in our time.
Love & Peace
Cindy Sheehan Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox
Featured Article REVOLUTION, A LOVE STORY
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