Hiroko Komiya, raised near Tokyo, Japan, speaks of a childhood friend of hers whose mother died of leukemia, a result of radiation from the bombing of Hiroshima.
War is a racket. As weapons pour into Ukraine and the war goes longer and longer, the US military-industrial complex rakes in profits.
Starting in September, our book club, via zoom, will explore one of Thích Nhất Hạnh’s books with meditations on gratitude for our lives and our interconnectedness with the world.
“I would suggest a rally to convince ALL people of the utter futility of war and violence,” said Pastor Sonja Griffith in her talk Memorial Day.
“Ending war always means having to talk/negotiate with the opposition," said Mary Hladky after a rally for peace in Ukraine.
War is never the way to peace and the war always comes home. Advances in nuclear weapons technology and proliferation of drones as a cheaper, more politically safe way to wage war only makes those wars more deadly and more intractable than before.
My mother's ancestors came from the Ukraine. ... I come from a military family that has fought in every war. ... I suggested that my son join the military. I wish that I had not done that.
A passel of poems by Ron Faust: “Trespassing,” crossing a line not irrelevant; “The Great Divide,” honoring a falsely accused senator; “On Earth Day,” walking the tender Earth; and “Rainy Daffodils.”
Her own life story, political upheavals, and personal hygiene products for school girls were on Bennette Dibben’s mind as she spoke at a rally March 12.
People at our rally spoke about the imprisonment of women and children in Turkey. We spoke up for women’s safety and hope in Turkey and throughout the world.