The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Check out this amazing video of tens of thousands of Palestinian people rushing into Egypt to feed themselves and find supplies. Amazingly a major section of the Israeli wall has been torn down. My first look at major American news media reveals few reports. But the NYTimes has a few slide shows. Amazing pictures. Plus goto Democracy Now and read Tens of Thousands of Palestinians Seeking Basic Supplies Flood Egypt for Second Day.
Thousands of Palestinians are pouring into Egypt from Gaza for a second consecutive day after militants destroyed most of a border wall in the town of Rafah on Wednesday. Gazans are rushing across the border to stock up on food, fuel, medicines and other basic supplies, which have become scarce or unaffordable after months of economic isolation.
Power to the (Palestinian) People!
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Another great speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam
. It seems so relevant today. Check out the full text after the fold.
Continue reading “Dissent is NOT Disloyalty”
JANUARY 11, 2008, is the six-year anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at GuantÃ¡namo Bay.
On January 11, we are calling on everyone opposed to torture and indefinite detention to WEAR ORANGE to symbolize their sadness and disgust with the national shame that is GuantÃ¡namo Bay.
Get more info at the ACLU Website.
There is a great video of John Lennon talking about peace over at imaginepeace.com.
Thanks for sharing this with us Justin!
Yesterday I got an email from James Craven. He’s an Indigenous Leader, Radical Pedagogue, and anti-war activist. He sent me a link to a Open Letter to the Government from an AWOL Soldier by James Circello of Iraq Veterans Against The War. I found this writing intense and compelling. So I share it with you here bellow the fold in its entirety. I hope you can find the time to read it and think about this soldier’s point of view.
Special thanks to Stan Goff for all your inspiration and the wisdom you share with such love.
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I met Erin Byrd today. She’s an economic and social justice organizer here in North Carolina. Ruby showed me this cool video Erin made called I am a Duality. Check it out. Its really eloquent and moving.
We don’t need another War. The US should not invade Iran! Don’t let Fox or any other network fool you. Haven’t enough people died for Bush and Cheney’s war profiteering?