Category Archives: Peace

MLK, A Dream Deterred

Imagine, for a moment, anyone saying stuff like this today.

Posted in Anti-War, Celebrities, Civil Rights, Current Events, Peace, Politics | 5 Comments

Imagine

A light went out in the world today. At least, I think so. It occurred to me this morning that it was 25 years ago today that John Lennon was murdered. I can’t say anything about him that hasn’t already … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Music, Peace, Politics | 4 Comments

2K, Too Much

Wasn’ t it just a few months ago that we were marking another morbid milestone of the Iraq war, as the number of U.S. casualties passed 1,500? Well, brace yourself. We’re about to hit 2,000. How many more U.S. soldiers … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-War, Current Events, Iraq, Peace, Politics, Protest | 1 Comment

Wrong for Being Right

I think Dave Pell has kinda misread this Christopher Hitchens piece that blasts the anti-war protesters for…uh…not being pro-war enough, as near as I can tell. Betwee all the blustering — you can almost see the spittle that must have … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-War, Current Events, Iraq, Peace, Politics, Protest, War on Terror | 1 Comment

The Long March to the Muddle

I’ve been catching up on articles about yesterday’s anti-war marches in D.C. and elswhere, as well as bits about the counter protesters, and there’s recurring theme that’s occurred to me, though I didn’t get it until I red this editorial … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-War, Current Events, Iraq, Peace, Politics, Protest, War on Terror | Comments Off on The Long March to the Muddle

But Ya ARE Pro-War, Blanche! Ya Are!

As I was catching up on the news this afternoon, something jumped out at me in this Washington Post article about the counter-protestors at yesterday’s anti-war march in D.C. Deb Meyer of South Bend, Ind., was standing next to Ellsworth … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-War, Current Events, D.C., Iraq, Peace, Politics, Protest, War on Terror | 12 Comments

A Majority on the March?

Alas, we didn’t make it to the march. We’ve been running around doing errands and stuff in Maryland. (Besides, the hubby is going to a rally tomorrow to keep the Moral Majority folks out Montgomery County Schools — where Parker … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-War, Bush, Current Events, Iraq, Peace, Politics, Protest | 2 Comments

Getting His Phil

This has been blogged about almost everywhere since yesterday, so I didn’t cover it. But then a reader sent me a link. If you haven’t seen it already, head over to Crooks and Liars to see Phil Donahue administer a … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-War, Current Events, Iraq, Peace, Politics, Protest, Television | 2 Comments

Not Exactly a Lunatic Fringe

In that last post, I linked to an article about a poll showing than fewer than half of Americans think the war in Iraq is winnable. I cited that one because I couldn’t locate another piece that showed how many … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Iraq, Peace, Politics, Protest, War on Terror | Comments Off on Not Exactly a Lunatic Fringe

Mr. President, a Word Please…

Wow. The survey also found that Sheehan, who has been protesting the war outside Bush’s ranch near Crawford, Tex., has become the most visible symbol of the anti-war movement. Fully three in four Americans have heard or read about her. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Iraq, Peace, Protest, War on Terror | 2 Comments

Sweet Lady Joan

Looks like Baez came through. Folk singer Joan Baez has joined anti-war protesters near US President George W. Bush’s ranch to meet military families who want troops pulled out of Iraq. "You know in the first march I went on … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Current Events, Iraq, Music, Peace, Protest | 1 Comment

More Compassionate Conservatism

Via TalkLeft comes another example of compassionate conservatism. The pro-Bush demonstrators have arrived in Crawford, Texas. Reports are they had their own special chant for Cindy Sheehan as she depart Crawford to go to the side of her ailing mother: … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Iraq, Peace, Politics, Protest, War on Terror | 3 Comments

Diamonds & Rust

I know that not long ago I lamented the return of another old face from the anti-Vietnam war moment. However, I can’t help but cheer news that Joan Baez will play at Camp Casey. I’ve been an admirer of hers … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrities, Current Events, Music, Peace, Protest | 1 Comment

Insulting Intelligence

Via LinkFilter comes the story of another mother who’s son died in Ira; a mom who objects to Cindy Sheehan’s protest. Michael Fasnacht, 25, of Mankato, believed the mission was about defending freedom, spreading democracy and defeating terrorism, said Marny … Continue reading

Posted in Bush, Current Events, Iraq, Peace, Protest, War on Terror | Comments Off on Insulting Intelligence

Sheehan Leaves Camp

This is everywhere by now, but just in case you haven’t read it somewhere else, Cindy Sheehan is leaving her campsite in Crawford, Texas, to go to the side of her ailing mother in Los Angeles. The grieving woman who … Continue reading

Posted in Iraq, Media, Peace, Politics, Protest, War on Terror | Comments Off on Sheehan Leaves Camp