Friday, March 19, 2010

The Unhappy 7th Anniversary of the War in Iraq-5,407 killed in action

5,407 military from the United States have been
killed in action since the start of the war in Iraq in 2003.
Also some allies from U.K., Spain, Poland, Australia and Denmark


U.S. Deaths Since war began (3/19/03): 5,407

Latest Fatality Mar. 18, 2010

U.S. Wounded

320,000 Vets Have Brain Injuries

War Veterans’ Concussions Are Often Overlooked

Wounded- official count 31,693

18 Vet Suicides Per Day.

Iraqi Casualties - more than one million


As of today's date SEVEN YEARS have passed without a peaceful resolution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There has been a strong corps of people who are against the war who have been protesting by sending letters, making phone calls, picketing, marching, displaying Anti-War signs on their lawns, cars, windows, clothing, e-mails, blogs, books, magazines, etc..

The figures quoted above come from official sources. Most of us feel that the numbers of dead and wounded are much higher. The number of Iraqi's killed is over one million with more than 4.2 million Iraqi refugees displaced.

I have done everything that I can think of to protest these wars and today I feel that not much has changed. I do not have the personal resources to stop it and I know that I have the stamina to stay in this for the long haul, however, just for today, I lack the physical, spiritual and emotional strength to do much more than to share with you the number of persons who have been reported dead during this involvement on Iraq and Afghanistan's soil.

Does anyone else give a damn about this?

Tonight I'm taking the evening off - tomorrow I will be demonstrating again.
Won't you join me? Even if you have never taken part in any type of social action in your life - wont you join me and others in standing up for justice?
It takes courage to take a stand and I believe that if enough people would just stand up then the 'powers that be' just might listen.

As in the words of Margaret Meade " Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

If you have any comments or would like some suggestions on how to get involved let

peacesojourner presente!

1 comment:

karima said...

peace, sis....

standing up is a hard thing for some i did a radio interview on wufo re: county jail issues, ECPRC, and PRP2.....rev. darius pridgen is the host.....his program deals with all kinds of injustice......before we started, he said, "i'll bet no one calls in...."...apparently on recent programs about closing county clinics, the role of CPS, housing subsidies on the eastside,etc.,--the phones have been ringing off da hook.....county jail issues are a different matter...eva doyle called in to urge others to stand with woman called in to thank us for what we do....that was more calls....the program was an hour

i have been on the verge of tears since wednesday....that casket did something to me.....been too bizzy to have a good much injustice in the world.....each of us has to find a way to stop it......i am against the war....i've written letters and made phone calls and have signed petitions and have even made $contributions for others to travel to demonstrations......i read your blog today...felt the urge to cry....but couldn't.....gotta get bizzy.....