Saturday, September 24, 2005

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Are you in DC this weekend? Are you joining a local protest? CODEPINK is in DC, ANSWER is in DC, United for Peace and Justice is in DC, the Department of Peace is in DC, The coalition for Peace and Justice is in DC, the Veterans for Peace are in DC, Peace Action is in DC, thousand upon thousands of people are in DC this weekend.

Who cares the warmongers you offend by stating your peace? Think of the lives you may save, and of the courage that floats from your voice to those who need it, in order to speak theirs.

Help someone today.
Speak with your feet--find a local action, or come to DC.
the world present and future, thanks you
Peace

5 Comments:

Blogger Zelda Parker said...

Medbh,
I know that you efforts for peace are at the forefront these days and rightly so. But on the homefront have you seen what your buddy K. has been writing about? More importantly are we going to let him get away with this? Even if we are not SUV driving, child laden, Rubenesque women. We girls got to stick together....wonder what the Contessa would have to say? K. will never get to borrow the red sling back pumps again.....
Have a safe and productive trip to DC!
Peace and love,

8:48 AM  
Anonymous The Heretik said...

Nicely said.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous agi t prop said...

I was in Los Angeles today at a protest organized by ANSWER. I'm glad I went.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Medbh said...

Hey Zelda,Heretik, and Agitprop-- just got back---hello, and...there were SO MANY PEOPLE IN DC!!!! ANd all over the country--a big YEAH to all who joined a local protest!!!

and, the march in DC had more than double the numbers present at the Unaugural protest. AND this time, there was a very strong college age presence, and they were not afraid to be heard!
All along the route that I walked, I saw people in wheelchairs being pushed along the march route by their loved ones. People with seeing eye-dogs were marching.

All along the route that I walked, I heard so many people say that this was the first time that they had joined a protest march, but that the felt they HAD to DO THIS

Every where I walked, I heard the most distinguished looking people saying, " I haven't done this since Vietnam."

I am assuming that after Vietnam, they continued their studies and went on to become college professors, psychologists, teachers, brokers, social workers, activists, et al. They certainly looked like they had...

BUt, even though, on Sunday, I heard and saw many wonderful people who have spearheaded the "progressive" movement upclose, no-one touched my heart and mind more than Jay Winter Nightwolf.

Has anyone heard of the 7,000 missing indigenious people of America from the tribe in LA. who are missing, since Katrina?

I hadn't. SO sad. So sad. That in 2005, not only do we let Bush drown the poorest African Americans, the elderly, the physically disabled, the mentally disabled, those in hospice...
but, according to Nightwolf, there are 7,000 missing members of an indigenious American tribe who live in LA.

SEVEN THOUSAND people are still missing. IS George Bush and FEMA aware of this? NIghtwolf states that the tribal chief has called FEMA many times,and he keeps being told--"help is on the way."


...and no, Z., I haven't seen what K has posted lately, but, but if it is anti woman, then I will take back my gold and red silk pumps that I gave him ......
what in the world could he possibly be sayIng that is positive about SUV's?
He drives the tiny Hyundai from hell!

oooh--I know the dude's history--we place protective covers on that Hyundais's back seats before we put our bodacious asses on them...

Let the Lulu verbally wrap his ass up in a thousand pieces--that will stop his SUV yammer...
luv
medbh

2:56 AM  
Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

good post. Just passing through, cool blog by the way.

10:39 AM  

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