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Submitted by tnjp on April 19, 2007 - 9:36pm.

LUMINARIES AFTER ACTION REPORT
Results and lessons learned

On 3300+ Luminaries

Material and Labor Estimate for ~3300 Luminaries

Tom Baxter, VfP, Chapter #15, VVAW, Tallahassee

tombaxter@talstar.com

In the planning stages, we found no one that had done luminaries on this scale.

This is to provide guidance for future displays.

You need a few extra luminaries.

Submitted by tnjp on April 19, 2007 - 8:43pm.

Today and yesterday, a compilation of Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag videos. First up a present day interpretation with music by Chumbawamba... remember to sing along!

Submitted by tnjp on April 19, 2007 - 8:04pm.
It's Time to Come HomeIt's Time to Come Home

On March 19th, 2007 organizers and volunteers commemorated the 4th anniversary of the Iraq war by setting up and displaying 3400+ luminaries around the paths and walkways of Lake Ella in downtown Tallahassee.

Hundreds of Tallahasseeans and folks from the area came for a stroll and  reflection  of the toll the Iraq Invasion and Occupation has taken on our sons and daughters. Not all remained silent, as many a conversation about getting OUT of IRAQ was witnessed.

View the pictorial essay of the event starting just before dusk and extending 'til after sundown.

Both serene and sobering, the views around Lake Ella provided ample opportunity for reflection on the events of the past four years and where we as a country are headed in the future.

The event was one of thousands of protests organized nationally by United for Peace and Justice and MoveOn.org to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Iraq Occupation.
(Pictorial Essay)
Submitted by tnjp on April 19, 2007 - 8:00pm.

WHY I FIGHT FOR PEACE
by Cloy Richards USMC

Because I can't forget no matter how hard I try.
They told us we were taking out advancing Iraqi
forces, but when we went to check out the bodies
they were nothing but women and children
desperately fleeing their homes because
they wanted to get out of the city
before we attacked in the morning... (more)

Submitted by tnjp on April 19, 2007 - 7:22pm.

Operation Iraq Liberation
by Tom Baxter, April 5, 2003

"...they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind."

I opposed the war with Iraq. I still do. I'll continue to be out on the street with my sign, NO BLOOD FOR OIL. When I came back from Vietnam in 1969, I was challenged by peaceniks as to the justice of my county's actions there. I've spent the last 30 years studying our history trying to find out why. I see the same deception and the same bloody quagmire coming in Iraq as we faced in Vietnam, the Philippines and Nicaragua...

Submitted by tnjp on April 19, 2007 - 11:50am.

Hello Tallahassee Peacemakers,
The old website complete with files and pictures has been uploaded on the new server hosted here by Mayfirst.org. If you wish to stroll down memory lane, click here...

The old style html formatting ain't compatible with this new fangled bloggin' set-up. Fortunately the old TNJP website appears to function A-OK without having crashed the new Drupal CMS (Content Management System). WHEW!!!

Enjoy the new digs, join up and participate (post new content).

Peace! Now!

Submitted by tnjp on April 13, 2007 - 10:20am.

23 ITEMS 5 NEW 13APR2007
11 Local Links
21LINKS OF INTEREST

DOMESTIC-4
IRAQ-14
HAITI-1
OPT- 2

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

item 2 Ryan Keith Skipper Vigil14APR2007

item 3 THE BODY PROJECT: 14APR2007

item 4 Mickee Faust Club presents "An Inconvenient Faust" 14,21,22APR2007

item 5 Step It Up - National Day of Climate Action 14APR2007

item 6 RIVERKEEPER ROUNDUP 14APR2007

item 7 METAPHORS IN SCIENCE, Walter R. Tschinkel 15APR2007

item 8 Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 16APR2007

=item 9 Diane Roberts - Democratic Club of North Florida 16APR2007

=item 10 Time To Come Home 17APR2007

item 11 Benefit reception for NAACP’s Building Fund 18APR2007

item 12 Earth Day at the Capitol 18APR2007

item 13 National Wildlife Federation and the Florida Wildlife Federation
Stop Global Warming Lobby Day 18APR2007

item 14 Earth Day Open House20APR2007

item 15 Vietnam Day 21APR2007

item 16 Coastal and Marine Laboratory Open House 21APR2007

=item 17 The Refuge House Benefit: By Healing Arts Alliance 22APR2007

=item 18 Record of Iraq War Lies 25APR2007

item 19 "THE DEATH PENALTY IN 2006-2007" 26APR2007
Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty Annual Meeting

=item 20 Welcome CPO Kevin Clark back from Jabouti 26APR2007

=item 21 Tallahassee Draft Al Gore Meet Up 03MAY2007

item 22 The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering 13MAY2007

item 23 Sister Sheila Salmon, Political Prisoner, Arrives FCI 17APR2007 (more w/links)

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