Featuring Cindy Sheehan, Ann Wright, Iraq Veterans Against the War & AWOL Vets Against the War.
Veterans for Peace President, David Cline explains why US veterans are supporting AWOL vets in Canada.
Sergeant Patrick & Jill Hart weave a sordid tale of faith, trust & obligation that is as baffling as it is heartbreaking. Yet their story ultimately shows the way to hope for our once honorable military establishment by simply obeying the law of the land. This was filmed in Canada at a Rally to support AWOL US Soldiers living in Canada in protest of the war(s).
Darrell served his time. Got the Purple Heart for getting blown up in a car bomb. When they wanted to redeploy his unit ... he bailed for Canada. This was filmed in Canada at a Rally to support AWOL US Soldiers living in Canada in protest of the war(s).
The Who, Why & How of going AWOL with Ryan Johnson. This was filmed in Canada at a Rally to support AWOL US Soldiers living in Canada in protest of the war(s).
Christopher Mogwai on honor, drugs, disillusionment and the hope to return to the country he loves. This was filmed in Canada at a Rally to support AWOL US Soldiers living in Canada in protest of the war(s).
The Four Directions Relief Project was started in early October in recognition that the Native American communities of storm ravaged southern Louisiana remained under-served and in urgent need of relief efforts. Despite the immense pride and independence of these communities, Katrina and Rita created an intense burden on the people, and storm assistance was requested. Four Directions was organized to help gain both short and long term storm relief, working in solidarity and respect for the pride of local communities, and the preservation of their cultures. Working in solidarity with tribal leaders, Four Directions was formed by community organizer/spiritual activist Naomi Archer and medic Dave Pike who had been working on the ground in southern Louisiana building the innovative mutual-aid relief work of Common Ground in Algiers. Between October 2005 and January 2006, Four Directions, in collaboration with our tribal partners, NGO partners, and a very limited number of volunteers facilitated: * 27 tons of food and material aid collected and distributed * 1600+ volunteer hours in the community* 8 home repair projects including 2 emergency housing projects for homeless families* 30 classroom teaching kits to the most damaged elementary schools * 26 large and small appliances bought and distributed * 2 tons + of trash collected * 1200+ holiday meals distributed * Stories, interviews or links in 20+ native, commercial, and independent media outlets
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
They assassinated King, April 4, 1968
On April 4, 2006 St Bernard public housing residents returned from forced exile, to clean up and reclaim their homes.
People who had leases with HANO and want to join the lawsuit against HANO can sign up online at: http://publichousing.justiceforneworleans.org
Capitalism & Racism in Religion
Several people occupied St. Augustine Catholic Church in the Treme area of New Orleans, for nearly 2 weeks to draw attention to the unjust treatment this Parrish received from the archdiocese in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
This church is historic; this occupation will be history some day.
In front of the activist occupied Historic St Augustine Church, a key stop on the underground railroad and home of the tomb of the unknown slave.
Activists occupied the church long enough to bring national media exposure to the injustice being done to the Treme community. Their church was not damaged in the hurricane but the Catholic Church wanted to close it anyway... more about that here
Church occupied to prevent a hostile takeover. Press Conference
On the 3rd Anniversary of the 2nd Iraq War, Iraq veterans clearly spell out the problems with words and song. Words by Camilo Mejia and Michael Blake; song by VOICE.