Thursday, January 31, 2008
Over 900 proven lies to create a war of occupation i n Iraq.
The people in power learned their lessons well with Vietnam. No draft.
Only embedded journalists.
We're asked to go out and shop.
There's no forum in which we can say 'no' effectively.
The goal of this campaign
Tell 10 more people
The "heart" of Congress is LOCAL OFFICES of our Representatives and
3rd Friday of every month
A coordinated effort nationally
As molly says in her speeches
Its up to us
We can change these things.
In person, phone, fax... info is on the website.
Living our lives... to the fullest.
Molly's final book "Bill of Wrongs" with Lou duBose, a Texas Observer
editor. Published October, 2007 by Random House. Photo on the LiveBlog.
Tell your friends, buy it, read it.
We've plowed right through the break, another 20ish minutes left.
Last video by Paul Steckler, Emmy-winning filmmaker in Austin.
A lot of great quotes from her columns, read by Molly.
From now on I won't write anything
Except ending this obscene war
Audio Clips of Molly playing:
Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion
"The proper condition of democracy is like a really noisy family
Then a serious excerpt from one of her speeches
to US in 1969. 1982 helped start american muslim group. Interfaith.
Working for peace for last 25 yrs
USA Muslim interfaith alliance.
Speaking of peace today reminds me of molly ivins
War to her was as atrocious as anything
Especially iraq... fought not for a just cause as you say
We have a philosophy in my education 'just war'
Has to come to an end
Negotiation across the table
Without loss of life.
I look deeper in my own conscious
And see we all have made mistakes
We all have erred
Today I ask every one of you for forgiveness.
Act strongly in a very forgiving spirit.
Not in a spirit of revengefulness..
In workld today we are all connected
'It is one world'
It is the duty of people to look to each other
One piece of real estate
May god grant us compassion
To bring prace to people of israel
And its neighbors
(Prayer in arabic)
Oh god of Abraham
You are peace
And through you flows peace
Give us peace
In this life
And in the hereafter
Member of Rabbis for human rights. Part of jewish alliance for justice
Molly ivins was a prophetic voice speaking truth to power
This administration stands out
For capacity to lie and lie again
Bush lied the american ppl into this war
His cohorts are lying again.. Iran
Perhaps they are lying to themselves
Points to their worldview
See imperialism as a blessing upon the imperialized
Chaos.. Used as a reason to stay further.
How get out w/o cause further damage
Your failure of.. Vision,values.compassuion, understanding are what got
us into this
No way without further damage
The US invasion started this ball rolling
Cold turkey is painful, necessary
I pray american,Iraqi people have the strength necessary
May that which brings peace to the cosmos
Bring peace to all of us on the planet.
SF chapter of episcopal peace fellowship.
Her neighborhood: the Tenderloin, where Iraq war vets are already on the
Molly ivins is a prophet... wrote about 'Shrub'
Jesus too was a prophet.. Taught live by sword, die by sword
Love your neighbors, your enemies
Bush has used religious language to justify the war in iraq.
This is not the god that I know.
Every person is a child if god of infinite worth
We are all 'related I our common creaturliness' - st.. Francis
Griswold: 9/11 'a chance for this nation to come to a new
consciousness... but this good will was squandered.'
Iraq war... acts that shame us around the world.
We have lost the respect
Baptismal rite: respect the dignity of every guman being
This is the foundation of our relationships... justice and respect
Desmond tutu 'anything war could do peace could do better'
God is weeping.
We are a people of hope
Holy and merciful god
Hear our prayer for our enemies
Keep our hearts from hatred... despair
"It should be an eveneing that really binds is and bonds us and brings
Introduces Robert Manning, 5th-gen California. Retired Fire
Captain.Worked with Helen Caldicott as an anti-nuclear activist.
His main message here tonight remembering Molly is forgiveness. "There
can be no peace without forgiveness."
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Molly Ivins was a fountain of wit and sense. She was big-hearted, clear-eyed and courageous. She told the truth when it was popular and when it wasn't. And she was fun. If we have to have Texas, then we damn well needed to have Molly Ivins. In this already lunatic election year, we're going to miss her.
Visit the blog to read more, and see some great photos.
And there's a Daily Kos thread up and running: One Year Since Molly Ivins Died, attracting some helpful links in the comments. We're hoping that Bill in Portland Maine, dKos' staff Cheers & Jeers columnist, who has included Molly quotes in his posts, will help raise the energy level over there and invite more action as we count down to the event.
Feel free to comment here, or comment there... but do join in the conversation. Today, tomorrow, Thursday... take just a moment to share: a feeling, a link, a memory, an inspiration. Build the community. It's up to all of us.
The "Raise Hell for Molly Ivins" campaign to End the War in Iraq is hosting a Memorial and Blogfest this Thursday, January 31, 2008 to honor the legacy of this courageous journalist who never wavered in "speaking truth to power" and was revered by hundreds of thousands of readers until her passing one year ago.
Be There In Person
Molly Ivins Memorial and Blogfest
January 31st, 2008
6:45 pm to 9:30 pm
1100 California Street
Coming? Got greetings to send? Add a comment.
See next post for info on how to participate from wherever you are.