So, the first thing to establish is that I have been in the West Bank of Palestine and East Jerusalem for about a week. Reacquainting myself on a whirlwind trip with Sabeel, with East Jerusalem, Bethlehem,Ramallah,Nablus,
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On Saturday, October 17, the antiwar demonstration at Copley Square made a loud and proud statement that the peace and justice movement is alive and well! We were joined by 40 peace actions throughout the United States yesterday and by Afghanistan-themed demonstrations and events on October 5 in Washington and on October 7 throughout the nation.
The Afghanistan war was in the forefront of everyone's minds, based on the signs, banners, tables, songs, and speeches. By calling for "Troops Out now" we registered beyond question that there is organized opposition to this war, a movement that is determined enough to dig in for the long haul.
During the 1930s, the gangster Willie Sutton was asked by a reporter why he robbed banks. His famous reply: “Because that’s where the money is!” If we look at where the bulk of federal spending goes, it is clear that the military budget is “where the money is.”
Dorchester People for Peace at October 13 City Council debate at UMass