Shuck and Jive

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Peace Rally in Jonesborough

This is in today's Johnson City Press regarding a Peace Rally in Jonesborough this Saturday at three p.m. at Mill Spring Park:

Hundreds of peacemakers are expected to descend on Jonesborough Saturday in support of one of 11 similar rallies planned across the country.

Demonstrations for peace are also planned for Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Fla., Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle.

United for Peace and Justice, a national anti-war organization, has arranged the nationwide demonstrations for Saturday.

Local organizer Linda Modica said the Jonesborough rally will be a bit different than the others, with a heavy focus on the effects of depleted uranium weapons on the environment, civilians and the soldiers who use them.

Former soldiers are scheduled to speak at Saturday’s event.

Herbert Reed is a retired Army sergeant and intelligence officer from Columbia, S.C. Modica said he has documented the effects of depleted uranium on himself and will speak about its effect on soldiers. (Read More)

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