America's image in the world
(picture from Abu Ghraib)
In Appreciation of Gun Appreciation Day
Many People Were Shot
At this week-end's Gun Appreciation Day,
at least five people were shot at three separate gun
shows. The incidents ranged from a guy shooting himself
trying to reload his gun in the parking lot to a vendor
shooting three people while removing a shotgun from a
case. But those weren't the only shootings that day. Oh
no. At least 38 more people were shot. The youngest was
real enemy is not the ones living in a distant land
whose names or policies we don't understand. The real
enemy is a system that wages war when it's
profitable...Our enemies are not thousands of miles
away. They are right here in front of us."
Winter Soldier testimony of Mike Prysner, Iraq Veteran
Against the War and founder of March
God Bless America
In one year, guns murdered 17 people in Finland, 35 in
Australia, 39 in England and Wales, 60 in Spain, 194 in
Germany, 200 in Canada, and 9,484 in the United States.
The United States is an outlier, in part, because our
gun laws are woefully inadequate. The United States
remains an outlier when you control for
We passed out flowers on Mother's Day, along with
peace flyers urging an end to wars in the Middle East.
(see other pictures on our blog above)
Seven of us held signs and a banner to call attention
fact that CVS carries products made in the illegal West
settlements. CVS should stop selling Ahava, as well as
products made in Israel's illegal settlements. These
L'Oreal's Natural Sea Beauty, Dead Sea Salt Foot Soak,
and Swisa Beauty Esensuals. Call CVS headquarters at 401 765-1500 and request Customer Relations.
Members of Dutchess Peace met at Occupy Poughkeepsie
and stayed to take part in the general assembly.
SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!
Another generation comes to understand
the fascist nature of the American Empire.
Occupy Wall St activists clash with
New York Police after being removed
from Zuccotti Park. -Guardian
Poughkeepsie at Hulme Park (72 Market Street).
Also look up "Occupy Poughkeepsie" on Facebook.