Saturday, October 16

February 15, 2003 - Iraq Anti-invasion Protest Day and Malachi Ritscher self-immolation as a protest

Netherlands: Stop the W-ar! New York City: Stop the W-ar!
Left: Anti-war protesters demonstrate near the United Nations headquarters - AP

Right: Thousands gathered at the centre of Amsterdam's -AFP

February 15, 2003 protests against Iraq invasion put millions of people around the world at the streets. People don't want war, governments do.
It's amazing that for no reason other than profiting Iraq war is still killing innocents of both sides. Seven years of war.
Anti-war movements are still organizing protests but they are not being reported. People are more active than mainstream media want us to believe.
February 15, 2003!
Photo: VOA Photo - N. Colombant 20 March 2010
Protesters carried symbolic coffins to mark their opposition to U.S. military action.

Malachi Ritscher, a familiar face at antiwar protests... In November, 3, 2006:

I heard you, MalachiChicago Indymedia has learned that on Friday, November 3 local music and art afficianado and peace advocate Malachi Ritscher burned himself to death on the side of the Kennedy Expressway near downtown Chicago during the morning rush hour. Near Malachi's remains, police found a camcorder with videotape inside and a homemade sign that read "Thou Shalt Not Kill.* "

Source: Chicago Independent Media Center.

You can read more here.
* link to Malachi Ritscher suicide note.


nothingprofound said...

So sad. Reminds me of what Brecht said: "War is like love, it always finds a way."

Ana said...

This post has more to do with this Brecht quotation:

"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are."

Protests are being done but not reported.

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