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May 07, 2007

Mother's Day for Peace

Robert Greenwald and his production company, Brave New Films, has put together a Mother's Day YouTube that reminds us that Julia Ward Howe wrote the original Mother's Day Proclamation in 1870, at the end of the absolute horror of the American Civil War, calling on women of the world to unite for peace. 

In this video-clip, a round-up of Hollywood celebs talk about Mother's Day and then read Howe's proclamation. 

The clip is quite sweet and very much to the point.  It has been done as a fund-raiser for a particular ten-year old Iraqi girl, Salee, who lost a brother and both her legs just outside her home.  Money goes to a group called "Mother's Day for Peace". 

It was a good reminder for me that 1) Mother's Day is fast approaching and 2) this is exactly the kind of gift my mother most likes to receive.

Posted by Lynn Allen on May 7, 2007 at 03:02 PM in Media, National and International Politics, Taking Action | Permalink

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