Green Congressional Candidate Berg Launches Peace Org

Michael Berg is a peace activist, retired teacher, and Green Party Congressional candidate in Delaware. He is also the father of Nick Berg, who was abducted and killed on May 7, 2004, in retaliation for the torture of Iraqis in Abu Ghraib prison. After an initial period of mourning, Michael drew worldwide attention for speaking the truth when he said: “My son died for the sins of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld.”

Berg continues to campaign for peace. On March 17, 2006, Berg participated in the founding press conference of Voters for Peace where he said: "We need to hold public officials who got us into the Iraq war accountable,” said Berg. “Being right [about the legitimacy of war] doesn't make us proud. It makes us angry and sorrowful for the needless deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians, the more than 2,300 U.S. service members, and the hundreds of civilian contractors."

Berg was the first to sign the Voters for Peace Peace Pledge, which states: “I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign.”

A recent Zogby poll finds that 46% of Americans are in favor of ending the war in Iraq. For more information about Berg’s campaign, go to:

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