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YOUTUBE (4 mins 37 secs) "WAR IS OVER... if you want it!" - Merry Christmas from the Catholic Worker

category international | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Friday December 24, 2010 21:50author by London Catholic Worker Report this post to the editors

YOUTUBE (4 mins 37 secs)
"WAR IS OVER... if you want it!" - Merry Christmas from the London Catholic Worker



30 years ago Dorothy Day died peacefully in New York City leaving a legacy of 180 radical Catholic Worker communities practising the acts of mercy to the poor and nonviolent resistance to the war making state.

10 days later in New York City John Lennon, a voice of a generation was slain and silenced.

20 years ago, the US launched its long war on the people of Iraq. Intense US bombardment, genocidal sanctions and outright invasion have slain millions of Iraqi people, driven 2 million into exile and displaced another 2 million internally.

10 years ago the US launched its ongoing invasion of Afghanistan. An endless war with little public support but little visible opposition.

On the cusp of Christmas 2010, Catholic Workers in London inspired by the words of John Lennon and the praxis of Dorothy Day got out of bed and headed to their local shopping mall to shutdown the army recruitment centre...

author by JOhn Lennon explainspublication date Sat Dec 25, 2010 23:58Report this post to the editors

YOUTUBE (10 mins) - John Lennon explains "War is Over! If You Want it"/ Christmas idea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhJ79WZe4Fs&feature=related

author by plz fwd - Catholic Workers & Justice not Vengeancepublication date Mon Dec 27, 2010 08:22Report this post to the editors

plz fwd - *Wednesday Dec 29 9.30 am - at Northwood HQ, London - "No More War - Remember the Dead"

Join us to read the names of the British and Afghan war dead outside the UK's Military Nerve Centre.

Meet 9.30am, Wednesday, 29 December
Northwood tube station
(HA6 2XL, Metropolitan line)

Organised by
Justice not Vengeance
http://www.j-n-v.org/
the London, Oxford, Farmhouse Catholic Workers

http://www.londoncatholicworker.org

* British war dead in Afghanistan
http://www.icasualties.org/oef/Nationality.aspx?hndQry=UK

* A list of Afghan war dead
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mwherold/memorial.htm

Contact
JnV 07 810 037 167
CW 07 939 290 576

author by Watford Army Recruitmentpublication date Sun Mar 25, 2012 23:26Report this post to the editors

The Watfford Army Recruitment Centre continues recruiting for a war on Afghanistan that has now gone longer than WW1 and WW2 combined. With, at last count ,404 British military fatalities and uncounted Afghan dead part of the consequence of the invasion of Afghanistan. This U.S. directed war has no popular support in Britain but alas little visual opposition.

Watford Army Recruitment Centre
http://tinyurl.com/7zbwaoc

Today's vigilers included a U.S. Air Force veteran and 2 Catholic Workers who had been previously imprisoned for plowshares disarmament actions on a B-52 Bomber, nuclear convoy vehicle, uranium mining equipment and a U.S. war plane en rote to Iraq. Animated debates on the street about the ongoing war, inteaction with military staff, support and insults from passersby were responses to the vigil. To "vigil" is to remain awake. The warmaking state prefers we slumber as the war escalates and expands
ARTICLE CONTINUED....
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/03/493892.html

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