July 2011 Archives
In Los Angeles:
Photo: Delores Canales, left, and other demonstrators gather outside the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Los Angeles in support of state prisoners participating in a hunger strike. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
This morning, July 18, 2011, two banners were dropped in Philadelphia in solidarity with the courageous actions of the Pelican Bay hunger strikers and the 6600-plus prisoners throughout the state of California who have joined the strike. Story here
Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan is a traveling mural exhibit that makes a powerful statement on a nearly invisible reality. The exhibit consists of more than 45 large scale paintings by artists from all over the country that memorialize Afghan civlian casualties. The exhibit also includes images collected from Afghan high school students by Dr. Zahir Wahab, a professor at Lewis and Clark College who asked young Afghans to draw images from their daily reality. The "windows" they have created to help us feel the impact on the Afghan people, become "mirrors" reflecting our own identity as citizens of a nation at war -- and call us to act.
If you would like to help bring this exhibit to your community please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making his first visit to Iraq as defense secretary, Mr. Panetta also said flatly -- before he and a Pentagon spokesman qualified his remarks -- that United States forces were in Iraq because of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That was part of the narrative advanced by the Bush White House, particularly Vice President Dick Cheney, but it is now widely dismissed...