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Portland, Oregon Nude for Peace Demonstration
Sunday, March 16, 2003
Join us to send a creative and cooperative message of peace and
contemplation to our government during this time of global saber rattling.
We hope to gather 250 people onto private property and use our nude bodies
to form the Chinese symbol for "Peace" as created by Daniel Dancer
Register to join and learn more by visiting:
Location will be announced after registration and closer to event date.
Why Do We Protest - and Why Nude?
· By using our nude bodies in peaceful protest we hope to remind ourselves
and the world that, once stripped of identifying garments and insignia, we
are all equal in our fragility, vulnerability, mortality, and humanity.
· We do not believe that US President George Bush has been honest about his
reasons for pushing for this war. We do not like being lied to and we do not
like having the world community told that its opinions are unimportant.
· Our demonstration is not a show of support or encouragement for the Iraqi
government, which is cruel and vicious to its own people. Nor is it a
condemnation of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military.
· We believe that the lives of all people, military and civilian, are
precious and should not be squandered.
· We believe that this war is a dangerous distraction from the war against
terrorism and will have a grave impact upon the international community and
its ability to combat and protect against terrorism.
We're getting a lot of positive response from the local press on this
subject, btw. And today (Friday, March 7th) I'll be on the radio twice: once live and once in a pre-recorded interview. If you're interested in hearing either (there are streaming audio options from the website) here's the info:
750 AM KXL (www.kxl.com) sometime after 5pm PST. I will be interviewed live
on the nationally syndicated Laura Ingraham program.
1190 AM KEX (www.1190kex.com) Sometime between 5 - 6pm PST, a 5 minute,
pre-recorded interview will be played on the Mark and Brian program.