Shahzad Bhatti

March 31, 2006

Inspiring comment from a reader

Filed under: Politics — admin @ 5:17 pm

Inspiring comment from a reader
Greetings, Shahzad, kindred spirit. I want you to know that during this most recent anniversary of the war in Iraq, I helped to organize a week-long peace event in Northern California, known as Arlington West Sonoma County. I was one of several people who saw to it that the Iraqi civilians killed were honored as well as the US soldiers during this anti-war event. This is a link to the local newspaper story: Here is an excerpt from the article: ACTIVISTS RALLY FOR PEACE: DEMONSTRATORS CALL FOR END TO WAR, MEMORIALIZE U.S., IRAQ’S WAR DEAD Published on March 13, 2006 ? 2006- The Press Democrat “140 people gathered at Sebastopol Plaza, where peace activists memorialized California’s war dead, their fellow soldiers and thousands of Iraqi civilians who have died. “This is a commemoration of the losses on both sides,” said Sebastopol resident Robert Manning, of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County. “It’s to call attention to the tragedy that is Iraq and to bring the troops home and to stop the killing.” From the plaza Sunday, marchers carried crosses, stars of David and crescents with stars, which they erected at a simulated cemetery along Highway 12. “Arlington West-Sonoma County,” modeled after a similar commemoration on the beach in Santa Monica, is part of a weeklong series of activities urging nonviolence and an end to the U.S. invasion. “Everything’s going to pot in our country because of the war,” said Dolores Huerta, the United Farm Workers co-founder, who rallied demonstrators Sunday with the chant “Viva la Paz!” I just thought you would like to know. Take care, and keep up the good work on this blog.

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