Sunday, January 18, 2009
Upcoming Events in the area this week
This is a week to honor a great American peacemaker - Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. I only wish our incoming president could measure up to 10% of MLK's potential, but I don't think that will happen. Some have already woken up to what the Obama administration will bring to America and the world; but many are still hopeful.
I think his silence about the fighting and slaughter in Gaza speaks volumes. More than a thousand dead there - that would be equivalent to over 22,000 dead in the USA. I think that level of carnage would get our leaders to call for a stop. Now, Israel has declared a cease-fire, but they are not leaving Gaza. I don't see how there can be a cease-fire with the troops still in Gaza's streets.
This photo is of the front page of a new magazine promoting accountability for the bush/cheney administration crimes. You can read it on line here.
Part of it was written by local Veterans for Peace.
And a list of events in the area, including MLK events on 1-19-08 is posted on the WNC Peace Coalition blog.
Posted by Dancewater at 10:14 PM