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picture8 May 2005 @ 18:48, by spells

Happy Mothers Day??

It is Mother's Day and my "gift" to you is the truth about this obligatory Hallmark-consumer Holiday. "Mothers Day" started out as a movement for peace, a cause with great merit, but our society has turned it into an obligatory, card sending, must take mom out to "dinner" day. This falls in line with the shallow way we treat important issues and topics.

So the next time you want to say "Happy Mothers Day", instead honor the soul that is here on this planet and do something that will better the world. Honor the truth, don't ignore and don't do things just because everyone else is doing it or it feeds egos...

Are you happy about being a Mother in this age of "pre-emptive" war?

Better yet, honor the truth by upholding the value of peace, human life and in fact, the quality of life itself, by joining together to oppose this senseless war in Iraq. Just like these mothers of the Civil War, rekindle that sense of reverence for life and truth....

Love and CLARITY,
SandiMom

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Joy Rae Freeman wrote:

From: "Joy Rae Freeman"
To: "Joy Rae Freeman"

Subject: Mother's Day Proclamation for Peace + May
> 15th Protest
> www.countingthecost.org
> Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 09:23:20 -0700
>
> THE ORIGIN OF MOTHER'S DAY
>
>
> Mother's Day origins were not with breakfast in bed
> or a corsage or a
> greeting card; it began as a political cry for
> peace.
>
>
> In 1870, fearing America's involvement in another
> war, Julia Ward Howe, the
> mother of six, penned a document known as "The
> Mother's Day Proclamation for
> Peace," that would bring a country to recognize a
> mother's infinite love for
> her children, her husband, her home, her country and
> for peace. Mother's
> Day began as a protest against war.
>
>
> Howe had recently walked the battlefields of the
> Civil War with her husband
> and with Abraham Lincoln. She had just written "The
> Battle Hymn of the
> Republic." But now, as the Franco Prussian War was
> beginning, she felt that
> she could not bear any more violence. She called for
> a congress of women to
> gather immediately to promote "PEACE: A Mother's Day
> for Peace." Julia Ward
> Howe held a standing room only meeting in Boston the
> day that she read that
> proclamation.
>
>
> About that same time, there was Anna Jarvis, who
> organized "A Mother's
> Friendship Day" in which mothers from both North and
> South whose sons had
> died in the Civil War came, dressed in gray or blue,
> held hands together and
> sang. Anna Jarvis's daughter - who shared her name -
> organized what is now
> considered to be the first U.S. Mother's Day on May
> 10, 1908. President
> Woodrow Wilson... [redefined] its purpose in a
> non-political way when he set
> aside the second Sunday of May as Mother's Day.
>
>
> Written in 1870, but alarmingly relevant today,
> here's the complete text of
> her --
>
> Mother's Day Proclamation for Peace

> "Arise, then, women of this day!
>
> Arise all women who have hearts! Whether your
> baptism be that of water or of
> tears! Say firmly: We will not have questions
> decided by irrelevant
> agencies, Our husbands shall not come to us reeking
> with carnage, for
> caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken
> from us to unlearn all
> that we have been able to teach them of charity,
> mercy and patience.
> We women of one country will be too tender of those
> of another country to
> allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.
>
>
>
> From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes
> up with our own. It
> says, 'Disarm, Disarm!'
>
>
> The sword of murder is not the balance of justice!
> Blood does not wipe out
> dishonor nor violence indicate possession.
>
> As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at
> the summons of war, let
> women now leave all that may be left of home for a
> great and earnest day of
> counsel.
> Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and
> commemorate the dead. Let them
> then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the
> means whereby the great
> human family can live in peace, each bearing after
> their own time the sacred
> impress, not of Caesar, but of God.
>
>
> In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I
> earnestly ask that a general
> congress of women without limit of nationality may
> be appointed and held at
> some place deemed most convenient and at the
> earliest period consistent with
> its objects, to promote the alliance of the
> different nationalities, the
> amicable settlement of international questions, the
> great and general
> interests of peace."
>
> Source: [link]
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On May 15, 2005, in protest of the rising death toll
> and the
>
> on-going military occupation of Iraq, people
> around the country will
>
> wear numbers symbolizing the 100,000+ civilians
> and soldiers who
>
> have died since the beginning of the war. We hope
> that you will
>
> join us in this action that is both a protest
> against the war and a
>
> memorial to those who have died in Iraq. We have
> reserved the
>
> numbers between 1 and 1,700 for those who lost
> family members in Iraq,
>
> and we will provide these numbers free of charge
> to family members.
>
>
>
> Please contact me as soon as possible if you would
> like to wear a
>
> specific number representing your loved one who died
> in this war.
>
> SIGN-UP NOW at annie@countingthecost.org so we can
> send you your number
>
> right away.
>
>
>
> Increasingly, many Americans believe that the war
> is over. They
>
> think that relatively few civilians and soldiers
> have died. They
>
> think that U.S. interests and Iraqi interests are
> best served by the
>
> continued occupation of Iraq.
>
>
>
> The reality is that a war of occupation continues
> in Iraq. We now
>
> know that over 100,000 Iraqi citizens have been
> killed since the
>
> beginning of the war.
>
> Over 1,500 U.S. soldiers have died. Countless
> others have been
>
> wounded and maimed. And, although the pictures
> are not shown on TV,
>
> large numbers of Iraqi citizens and U.S. soldiers
> continue to die.
>
>
>
> Let's tell the truth about the war and continuing
> occupation in
>
> Iraq.
>
>
>
> On May 15, wear a number representing one of the
> Iraqi citizens,
>
> U.S. soldiers, coalition soldiers, and other
> international civilians
>
> who have been killed in Iraq. Join one of the
> local actions being
>
> planned in Philadelphia, Boston, and other
> locations. See our
>
> website for a complete list of locations where
> actions are now
>
> planned:
>
> www.countingthecost.org
> Organize an
> event of your
>
> own, such as candlelight vigil at a local war
> memorial or a
>
> demonstration in your town square.
>
>
>
> Or, simply spend the day wearing your number and
> talking to your
>
> neighbors about it.
>
>
>
> Together we can show that the cost of this war is
> too high.
>
> Together we can convey to our communities that NOW
> is the time for a
>
> rapid withdrawal of U.S.
>
> troops, the establishment of a transitional force
> not dominated by
>
> U.S. interests, and a commitment on the part of
> the U.S. to provide
>
> financial assistance for rebuilding Iraq.
>
>
>
> Ask your friends to SIGN UP NOW! at
>
> www.countingthecost.org and we will send them
> their number to wear
>
> on May 15. We will provide without charge number
> placards to the
>
> family members of those who died in Iraq. For
> others who would like
>
> to ware a number on May 15, we will ask them to
> donate $10 to cover
>
> minimal administrative costs, and to make sure
> that everyone who
>
> wants to can participate, even if they can't pay.
> The remainder of
>
> these donations will help fund humanitarian aid in
> Iraq and
>
> continued anti-war work.
>
>
>
> At www.countingthecost.org you will also find
> detailed information
>
> about the death toll in Iraq, a list of local
> actions already being
>
> planned, and ideas to help you and your group plan
> an action of your
>
> own.
>
>
>
> Don't forget to send this email on to a friend who
> can join us.
>
>
>
> CountingTheCost.org
>
> c/o Women's International League for Peace and
> Freedom
>
> 1213 Race Street
>
> Philadelphia, PA 19107
>
> 215-563-7110
>
> annie@countingthecost.org
>
>
>
> CountingtheCost.org is a volunteer initiative
> begun in Philadelphia,
>
> with assistance from the Women's International
> League for Peace and
>
> Freedom.
>
>
>
> Current Sponsors: Women's International League for
> Peace and
>
> Freedom, Veterans For Peace, Gold Star Families
> for Peace, Iraq
>
> Veterans Against War, National Lawyers Guild,
> Global Exchange, The
>
> Shalom Center, Brandywine Peace Community,
> Catholic Peace Fellowship
>
> Philadelphia Chapter, Delaware County Wage Peace
> and Justice,
>
> Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia Regional Antiwar
> Network, A Quaker
>
> Action Group II, House of Grace Catholic Workers.


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7 comments

9 May 2005 @ 05:16 by rishi : Great post
timely and very relevant. I haven't heard much about the Iraq tragedy here except for very recently. This post really makes it's point clearly, and in the right context...people against senseless wars and destruction REGARDLESS of what is politically correct and TV-demanded.

When I first saw this message I thought for sure it would receive dozens of replies. In what way can this issue be said better...more honestly? A way is not immediately apparent to me. Perhaps it's exactly BECAUSE it's so honest that it's not a popular subject for discussion...  



9 May 2005 @ 09:33 by ashanti : The war in Iraq
Interesting that your media is not covering the war in Iraq. In South Africa, we get daily coverage of the on-going war, the daily car-bombs and suicide attacks, the chaos and unrest, mothers clinging to their critically wounded children, faces wraught by tragedy, pain and despair. Iraq has now moved into a guerilla insurgence/resistence mode, with almost daily suicide attacks, and will probably be that way for years to come, ravaging what is left of the country that was once a mighty civilization. What we see on our media over here is obviously very different from what is being piped (or not piped) to the so-called "western" world. Very interesting.

Thank you Rishi and Sandy, for showing that now that the hype has blown over, over there in the USA, some citizens still do continue to be concerned over what is happening in Iraq, and are not, bored and sated with this issue, now moving onto the next sensationalist issue.

From what we are seeing over here, it is an open, bleeding wound that continues to be pounded by civil strife, unrest, car bombs, suicide attacks, deformed children being born from the side-effects of the USA-UK-Australian weapons-of-mass-destruction programme.

Thank you both, for still being concerned, and speaking the truth.  



9 May 2005 @ 15:08 by astrid : Wars have ALWAYS
first and foremost been wars against Women and Children! ...and we will keep repeating it till we learn the Lesson in it!IT DOESN'T PAY... in other than suffering, phony-ness and destruction!( read --especially part three -- in vaxen's latest article: "The POLITICS of OBEDIANCE" ; there you have it! Excellent description of why people choose cruel leaders for instance.... because it leaves the door open for THEM to be cruel to those they see as "below" themselves in the Social Pecking Order...and Women and CHILDREN and Animals and Elderly have ALWAYS been lowest!... )The Change is NOT a SOCIO POLITICAL thing, but a MORAL / ETHICAL in our DAILY lives, how we value LIFE in ourselves and others!  


9 May 2005 @ 15:27 by jerryvest : Excellent article - "When will we ever
Learn". I talked with a soldier the other day and he expressed his disdain for the war. I'm sure there are others who can see through this smoke screen. We created the insurgency and it will not just go away by killing more patriots.

Bring our Troops home.

How can mothers be happy when their children and families are being killed every day? Stop the carnage.  



9 May 2005 @ 21:02 by spells : informed vs. brainwashed
Thanks all for your comments. Yes Ashanti, some do still keep as up to date as possible with what is truly going on in the world. Part of staying informed is due to not owning or watching TV and not believing/following only what the media wants to inform us about.

Ashanti wrote: "From what we are seeing over here, it is an open, bleeding wound that continues to be pounded by civil strife, unrest, car bombs, suicide attacks, deformed children being born from the side-effects of the USA-UK-Australian weapons-of-mass-destruction programme."

I'll bet that if the tables were turned and all that was happening here, it would not only be the karma so rightly deserved by the US, but we would be hearing over and over again, ad nauseum, how awful it is and how could anyone do this to precious Americans. Because it is happening on the other side of the world, Amerikans can sit back, ignore and not take responsibility for their part in this awful atrocity. They can still live as "good materialist/consumers" watching their tv programs, building bigger houses, buying newer "things" and not pay attention at all to the harm THEY are doing to our precious planet.

Yes Astrid, I agree with your statement "Excellent description of why people choose cruel leaders for instance.... because it leaves the door open for THEM to be cruel to those they see as "below" themselves in the Social Pecking Order...and Women and CHILDREN and Animals and Elderly have ALWAYS been lowest!"

The main reason why people really don't oppose our government is because they are just like the people making these deadly decisions to some extent. Their intentions are not truly pure, because if they were sincere, they would not allow all this corruption, lies, war and carnage to continue.

Yes Jerry ...bring our troops home, but I don't see that happening until true crises hits all who are silent now.  



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