Saturday, March 17, 2007

"We Are Marching to Pretoria..."

A war protest song made popular by Pete Seeger and The Weavers in the 1950s. Why are we still singing war protest songs?

This weekend protests are going on across the country to demonstrate against the War On Iraq and here in Portland we will join the March for Peace on Sunday the 18th. I have been out there every year since this all began. I have to tell you…I am getting really, really tired of doing this.

March 18th will be Day #1459 of the War. The official Body Count is 3210. (That number changes hourly so it could be larger by the time you read this.) There are other numbers that count the Iraqui military, the US citizens working for contractors, and the innocent civilians living in the war zone.

It is almost impossible to calculate the total number of dead and injured and traumatized. It is time to speak out again and let the current administration know the mood of the country.


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