We have received such incredible response from people who were able to
attend th Dahr Jamail talk on Monday. I wish everyone could have heard
him - but for those who couldn't make it, here is a recap sent to us by
some people who were there.
The Campaign for Innocent Victims in
Conflict (CIVIC), the organization founded by Marla
Ruzicka, the 28-year-old aid worker who was killed in a
suicide bombing in Iraq last week, is calling on people
throughout the United States to honor and promote Marla
and Faiz's work by commemorating their life work and
taking action on behalf of civilian casualties of war.
So why did the Bush administration go to court and oppose a judgement ordering Iraq to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to 17 captured Americans tortured by Saddam back in the first Gulf War? He had to! If he’d gone along, hundreds of people tortured by U.S. forces in the current “War on Terror” could turn around and sue the U.S. government.
If Gubernatorial candidate and Coca-Cola consultant Deval Patrick -- to be paid $2.1 million this year -- does not understand why a solid majority of parents want soda out of the schoolhouse, he should at least appreciate why voters might want to keep the soda executive out of the statehouse.