Friday, January 19, 2007

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

The subject line and the above are both thoughtful quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963 (the second quote being very apt for these times). Dr. King once analogized water and conscientious objection. To paraphrase, he implied that one cannot put out a large fire with a bucket full of water. That is not to say that water doesn’t put out fires. What you need is many buckets, barrels or oceans of water perhaps. This rings especially true with protest. It is the voices of many that need to be heard – a collective sea of dissenting individuals.

Anti-war activists are gearing up again for two upcoming marches in Washington, D.C. First is the January 27, 2007 “March on Washington” with support from United for Peace,, True Majority, Working Assets, the RainbowPUSH Coalition, the National Organization for Women as well as hundreds of other national and local groups. Click on the banner above for details provided on the United for Peace website.

On March 17th, four years after the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, another march on Washington, D.C. is being organized by a number of groups including the International Action Center and A.N.S.W.E.R. with support from individuals like Ramsey Clark, Cindy Sheehan, Alice Walker and Howard Zinn. Joint actions are being held on the West Coast on both March 17th and 18th – posters with details for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Reno are available here:

If you are unable to attend either march, check out the following sites to learn how you or your group can endorse, donate and/or volunteer.

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