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Malachi Ritscher 1954-2006

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Saturday November 18, 2006 16:53author by Obit. Report this post to the editors

Chicago Activist Self-Immolated to Protest War in Iraq.

Malcolm Richter's Body was found beside, " A video-camera, a canister of Gasoline, a sign reading
'Thou shalt not kill' . He self-immolated publicly in Chicago during early morning rush-hour on
November the third. The death witnessed by hundreds of people did not make the 'press'.

Oaxaca did not make the mainstream either.
A website focusing on his antiwar activites has been opened with an appeal to tell his story.
There will be a solidarity protest today .

He Hated Rumsfeld and activists comment on the sad irony Of Rumsfeld's 'resignation'-
(advanced regime change) a few days later.

The story is on:

He was 54 and a grandfather, musician, artist activist.

The sites he helped design and set up are:

The statement and bio are at:

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author by pat cpublication date Sat Nov 18, 2006 20:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

May he rest in peace.

author by obitpublication date Tue Nov 28, 2006 19:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors



author by obitpublication date Sat Apr 21, 2007 09:44author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Yet as has been pointed out on these pages during reactions to the self-immolation of a Korean farmer at a global Capitalist Empire meeting in Cancun during the Vietnam war self-immolation incidents in South Asia reached proportions of suicide bombing in the first 3 years of the occupation of Iraq. There are as at first analysis important features of self-immolation which help keep its incidence as significance "alien to our collective global culture". For the moment general background macro-cultural notions of after-life and bodily corruption might be worth a chew over as you relax this Saturday. The V republic (France - Europe) will elect its 23rd president tomorrow. No-one managed to bomb Paris. No-one is going to bomb Dublin or Belfast either. But people will continue to self-immolate as well as manifest many other phenomena. They will continue to be "alien" to our collective "global" culture because though we Europeans overlap with the US based global imperial psychological complex we are not truly of it. & Ireland & her peoples more so than any other. It is indeed a very special relationship the Irish peoples have with all that. We're safe. Grand. Let's not get complacent we've billions of others to protect.

author by Obit (2)publication date Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Yep- says it all.
'War penetration'
'shock and awe'

Someone has been giving viagra to the oldies and they think
jesus wanted them to fill the world with their weapons.

We prefer 'enclosure' and 'absorbtion'

The link to savagesound:- a Malachi Ritscher site is in the obit article at the top of
the page.

Take the phallus out of the war- its embarassingly prehistoric.

Bush can
Bush can

author by Obit- Pingpublication date Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Karl Rove will 'step down' at the end of August.

So its a good time to re-publish the photo of Malachi and his Stance against US internal and
Foreign Policy.

The first link is to the activist's work.
The second is one of the sites he helped found.


Info on Rove's History is available through the mainstream incl. The Guardian/Telegraph et al.

Malachi Ritscher RIP
Malachi Ritscher RIP

author by Obitpublication date Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The resignation of Karl Rove is not really hitting the mainstream yet, so the links cover his

The Ritscher site is definitely more interesting, cf links in comments above.
Ritscher self-immolated four days before the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld whom he
scathingly criticised along with the whole architecture of US foreign and internal policy.
Rove, therefore, does not merit an article of his own.

Mainstream will be covering the pernickety little details of the deal and immunity stuff
that has led to Rove's timely departure.

author by Obitpublication date Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The Political obituaries of George Dubya Bush's Powerful ally and friend are not exactly
headlining, afterall Mr Rove is to pull a 'ampbell' and draft his own memoirs, thereafter
he shall cream it on the circuit (always informing the media) that the bad language and
personal family details of those in an Teach Ban were hidden for reasons of familial

author by Obitpublication date Fri Aug 17, 2007 19:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

[they do age awfully working for president Bush, compare and contrast the wiki
pic at links above]

author by Obitpublication date Sat Aug 18, 2007 19:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The links and comments at the top of the page are to sites founded by and contributed to
by Malachi Ritscher (RIP).

Newish anti-war and anti US/K sites include the after Downing Street site which has been
running impeachment and don't attack Iran petitions;-


The Savage Sound and After Downing Street sites welcome contributions from Europe.
Check out the impeachment protests on the newswire features page.

Links to these sites can also be found in The New Left Curve Publication and online
The current issue has some interesting details on Karl Rove's Bullying propensities and
the quasi-aristocratic posturing of the Bush Court.

After Downing Street
After Downing Street

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