Candlelight Vigil at Green Lake

3000 American troops is too many. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis is too many. Please join us for a candlelight vigil on the south shore of Green Lake on the day after the 3000th US fatality in Iraq. As of Dec. 29th, 2993 American troops had died. Email seattlevigil@yahoo.com for the exact date.

Sponsored by Peace Action of WA, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace, American Friends Service Committee.

The war drags on, though the public has solidly turned against it. Only 11% of Americans support any increase in troop strength. Weather and smog have faded the "Support the Troops" ribbons, and even a dead Republican ex-President has distanced himself from the Bush Administration.

The Peace Movement should do better. In a society as violent as ours, a quiet majority is not enough to end a war that still makes a lot of corporations rich.  We need to stand up to show our respect for the 3000 Americans who have died in their service to America and to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have died at the hands of politicians who love ideology more than humanity. Peace is never passive. It requires unrelenting pressure, unendingly applied.

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 My dear friends in Seattle area are responsible for organizing efforts for the upcoming and tragic acknowledgement of Vigil 3,000.

  From American Friends Service Committee , see additional events and activities planned in Washington state to acknowledge 3,000 U.S. troops killed in Iraq;

  Bellingham, WA
Maritime Heritage Park
Organizer: Whatcom Peace & Justice Center Bellingham

  Kelso, WA
Allen Street Bridge
Organizer: Sara Whisnant

  Seattle, WA
Federal Building
Organizer: Mike Yarrow

  Seattle, WA
Westlake Park
Organizer: Dorli Rainey

  Seattle, WA
Greenlake, Seattle
Organizer: Elizabeth Falzone

  Tacoma, WA
6th Ave. and Sprague St.
Organizer: Steve Nebel

  Vancouver, WA
Evergreen and Mill Plain
Organizer: g kortes

  Wenatchee, WA
Organizer: Peggy Love

Also see Bring Them Home Now for download of the new 3,000 postcards to send to Congress...The Bring Them Home Now! campaign has made postcards, black for mourning, to serve as a blunt reminder of this grim milestone and to demand that our Senators and Representatives work to end the occupation and stop funding it. (Postcards also available to order from Bring Them Home Now campaign, see website for more information)

front side of postcard to send to Congress

message on back side of postcard to send to Congress

"I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war." - Barack Obama

by Lietta Ruger on Sat Dec 30, 2006 at 06:39:04 AM PST

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