Friday, March 21, 2008

Democracy Now the War and Peace Report

Confession: I have something that (usually) keeps me level headed and sane that I want to share. Whether I am able to listen/watch, or whether I download it for a quiet time later in the day….week….or whenever, I try to religiously watch Amy Goodman at http://www.democracynow.org/ with her 5 times a week War and Peace Report. Her show NEVER disappoints and today it had me in tears.

This week she featured the Winter Soldier Hearings where hundreds of veterans and active-duty soldiers of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were testifying about the Horrors of War. Her coverage began on Friday March 14, and continued on the 17th, 18th and 19th.

It was the March 17 program http://www.democracynow.org/2008/3/17/winter_soldier_us_vets_active_duty
that brought me to tears (as you can see, I am several days behind) and I can’t begin to tell you how powerful it was. What surprised me was my “gut” reaction, while through my tears, I had this profound pride in the young American men and women who sat and related horrific experiences that they had had and that some of them had committed, in order to illustrate the total injustice of this (all wars) war. I was proud of them but I was also proud of the system that allowed them to speak what to “Bush’s ears and his crony’s” must have sounded like treason.

Thank you Amy Goodman for your program and thank you for giving me hope in a system that so many times seems so hopeless!

kag

Mar14: http://www.democracynow.org/2008/3/14/hundreds_of_veterans_of_iraq_and

Mar18:http://www.democracynow.org/2008/3/18/winter_soldier_contd_us_vets_active

Mar19: http://www.democracynow.org/2008/3/19/half_a_decade_of_war_five

1 Comments:

Anonymous Alurduni Alhurr said...

Amy Goodman is the best journalist I ever listen to..

Monday, March 24, 2008  

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