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May 03, 2006

A Concert to Honor and Mourn Losses in Iraq

The Seattle Peace Chorus is performing Mozart's Requiem this Saturday, May 6th, at Townhall in Seattle.  This concert is specifically to honor the dead on all sides in the war in Iraq.  Here's a word from their website:

Today, in which the price or war is absolutely devastating in every regard, the Peace Chorus offers music that has the power to both accentuate the destructiveness in life and to unleash the healing power of grief and remembering.

The Chorus was formed in 1983, in the midst of the Cold War.  They did a citizen-diplomacy tour to the Soviet Union in 1985 and then again in 1988 and 1992.  They went to Chile in 1995 and Cuba in 1999 and 2001, all to attend choral festivals. 

The concert will be opened by the talented AMORE, senior ensemble of The Northwest Girlchoir. The instrumental accompaniment will be provided by the Western Washington University Orchestra. 
They will be joined by members of the Persian ensemble, Kamand, performing on traditional middle eastern instruments to create a cross-cultural sound.

Tickets are still available, either at Bailey Coy Books on Capital Hill or online at Brown Paper Tickets.  Begins at 7:30.  General admission tickets are $15 ahead or $17 at the door. 

Posted by Lynn Allen on May 3, 2006 at 10:33 AM in Washington Culture | Permalink


Reports that Bush is one whim phone call from sneak attacking Iran should have Americans horrified. This would be a disaster. Think of major oil disruptions, financial panic and a million dedicated suicide bombers out for revenge on Americans.

Selling war with lies is evil. Bush ordered a war based on lies that killed thousands of civilians. He imposed on Iraqis a dysfunctional puppet government. Innocent people are slaughtered by all sides. Your tax dollars empower death squads that round up and torture humans with electric drills. Tortured bodies are found by the truckload on garbage dumps.

By extending this war to Iran, the only ones to benefit would be Texas oil billionaires when the oil beneath their feet skyrockets in value, and war profiteers like Cheney and Halliburton. Everyone else loses.

Conspiring to wage a war of aggression is a war crime. Enraged citizens must overwhelm Congress and demand “No Secret War Plotting, ” “No Military Sneak Attacks” and " No Insane Wars." The only hope for a decent future is for Congress to impeach the Iraq war plotters, deliver all records of the war plotting to the International War Crimes Tribunal, cut off funding of the war and bring the troops home.

John Mackesy

Po Box 55

Middletown California 95461


Posted by: John Mackesy | May 3, 2006 11:58:50 AM

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