[Marxism] Rosa Parks Against War on Terror and Iraq War
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Sun Oct 30 19:18:34 MST 2005
AMY GOODMAN: Back at Camp Casey, the number of supporters for Cindy
Sheehan nevertheless continued to grow. African American leaders,
including veteran civil rights activist, Reverend Joseph Lourey, who
co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, came from
Dallas and Georgia, bringing mothers of soldiers killed in Iraq and
other anti-war protesters, as well. These newcomers took to the stage
at a new campsite dubbed Camp Casey II, closer to Bush's property, on
land donated by a local resident. This is long-time activist and
organizer, Peter Johnson.
REV. PETER JOHNSON: This is amazing. We're right in Dubya's backyard.
You know, Cindy had to go to California because her mother had a
stroke. I was here last week, and I brought Cindy greetings from Rosa
Parks and Mrs. King. Mrs. King had a stroke also and asked that you all
would keep her in your prayers and remember her. She is the widow of
our 20th century Moses.
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, said Parks sent her a letter of support in
response to the torrent of criticism Lee received in 2001 when she cast
the lone vote against the resolution that granted President Bush wide
authorization to fight the war on terror.
"It was after I had taken so much heat for my vote," Lee said. "I
pulled it out the other night just to read it again. I often read it to
give me strength." —S.F. Chronicle, Oct. 30, 2005
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