We joined the NATO protest on Sunday, May 20, and attended the Voices for Creative Nonviolence program on Saturday, May 19, featuring a talk by David Swansen.
Gary Erb (Col.), Bill Glassmire (Ore.), hands and feet of Naomi Paz Greenberg (N.Y.), Pam Allee (Ore.), Rick Bickhart (Va.), and Erica Weiland (Wash.) holding our banner at the entrance to the rally. We got a lot of attention in this spot.
Rahm Emanuel seems to think well-armed police are the best way to advertise “Chicago is My Kind of Town.” Why couldn’t he have welcomed antiwar protests, since a majority of people in this country are opposed to the war in Afghanistan.
Daniel Sicken (Vt.) did a great job handing out our “SIck of paying for war?” flyers. We got this post-weekend report from Mark at Christian Peacemaker Teams in Chicago: “Somebody handed someone who attends my church a little flyer re: NWTRCC, and my friend came to me and wanted more info about war tax resistance in general. The flyers work!”
Pam Allee from Portland, Oregon, chats with speaker David Swansen after his talk.
Judith Kelly (Virginia) was in town for the Voices for Creative Nonviolence reunion, but she is also a NWTRCC friend, so we were glad to meet up with her at the Saturday event. Clare Hanrahan, right, was at the NWTRCC gathering from Asheville, N.C.
Photos by Ruth Benn