There never was a good war or a bad peace. ~Ben Franklin
Penny Peace Push
Volume 1, Issue 4 Price $.01*
Published monthly by the Tulsa Peace Fellowship (TPF), Tulsa, OK.
Co-editors: Larry Hochhaus and Bryan Cheek
Announcements and Events:
Saturday, September 3
Regular Peace Demonstration at 41st & Yale, Noon – 2 PM
Theme: “War is not the answer.”
To prepare for the Peace Demonstration, keep in mind the C.A.R.A principles:
Namely, 1. Center yourself 2. Articulate your truth
3. Receive the truth of the other person / Respect their opinion
4. Agree, don't assume
from Engage: Exploring Non-Violent Living, pp. 90-93 chapter section entitled:
"CARA: A FOUR-STEP PROCESS FOR NONVIOLENT ENGAGEMENT"
Thursday, Sept 8
6:30-8:30 Monthly Tulsa Peace Fellowship (TPF) meeting
(all TPF members and visitors welcome)
Church of the Restoration, Unitarian Universalist, 1314 N. Greenwood
TPF is encouraging members and PPP readers to write post cards in support of Bradley
Manning. Send cards to Bradley Manning 89289, 830 Sabalu Road, Fort Leavenworth KS 66027
Another lame editorial by Larry Hochhaus.
I want peace, yet I wonder if we are any closer. The liberation of the prison in Tripoli and other documents via Wikileaks suggests we sent prisoners to that prison undoubtedly knowing they would be tortured there. In Afghanistan, the Northern Alliance and the Talliban seem no closer than they were 10 years ago when we invaded there. The income disparity in the US continues to worsen, hence corporate interests, particularly big oil control more and more of our foreign policy positions. Will the Arab spring come to Saudi Arabia? Not likely with our huge military to prevent it.
I don’t know what to say. I’d like to believe Obama will start a draw-down in Afghanistan, yet I suspect poor motives. I don’t know who would bring this country closer to peace, but I would vote for them if I thought it would. Ron Paul is against military spending and always catches my attention when he says so, yet he’s a right-wing, wing-nut. I just want these wars to stop.
I urge anyone reading this to email us anything they consider helpful in working for peace. Email me (Larry Hochhaus) at firstname.lastname@example.org or send your thoughts to Bryan Cheek at email@example.com. We want to hear from you.
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Peace Penguin says,
End All Wars.