Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Anti War a World Wide Task
There are times as a small town anti-war activist of sorts that I wonder if things could be more difficult given media marginalization, nationalism, and ignorance. Then I see these guys protesting the ongoing Russian wars in Chechnya, Dagestan, and Ingushetia that never make the news in America.Needless to say I think my problems are of a lesser magnitude. The above are photos from a weekly protest in Moscow which interestingly questions among other things the issue of the mysterious bombings as well as murders and prosecutions which are used to justify the second Chechen war and authoritarianism that started shortly after Putin's election. Opposing war is truly a world-wide task and needs to be seen as such if peace can ever be a universal goal. Please check out voinenet.ru site and the fascinating video there. It reminds me of similar places in small town USA.