8/30/13 Update: Ian was hoping that former President Carter’s speech would be a ray of truth in a celebration full of carefully scripted platitudes. Carter did mention the the over-incarceration of African-American males in the US and the need for DC statehood. He did not mention the injustices of the current administration, including the constant drumbeat of war and extra-judicial drone killings.
The March on Washington 2013 is an exciting event, which will feature many worthy issues. And, the march celebrates such a great hero of peace and nonviolence.
The Wilders, though, have had some trouble getting enthused about the march. The march will feature many lukewarm, sold-out, Democratic officials, who are more of the problem than the solution. In addition, the message of “anti-war” has been kept in the shadows by the organizing frenzy and the media.
Because of the good issues being featured, we kind of stayed quiet with our critique during the lead-up. But, hey, the big event is nearly over. As radical, nonviolent activists, we need to vent a bit… Read more »
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