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October 11, 2006

The Toll on Us

Last night, before finding the article referred in the previous post, I saw a new video-clip put together by a 15-year old girl who lives in Alabama, Ava Lowery, who first came to the attention of the Netroots at YearlyKos in June.  She started an organization called Peace Takes Courage and put up a website.  Her latest project, this video looks at the toll on the US families of sending our young people (and no longer only young people) to fight in Iraq.  Take a look.

I was struck with how like a feudal nation we've become - sending the peasants off to fight wars whose sole purpose is to provide land or resources to the very few at the top.   

Posted by Lynn Allen on October 11, 2006 at 05:19 AM in Media, National and International Politics | Permalink

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I blogged about Ava's event yesterday on the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Although I didn't make it to the rally, I was pleased to see a nice article in the Montgomery Advertiser this morning. Ava is to be applauded for speaking her mind.

Posted by: sheila | Oct 22, 2006 7:01:21 AM

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