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Flag Burning Ceremony in Ashland

In solidarity with the two individuals held in Jackson County jail, 70 Ashlanders gathered in front of the Civic Center for a somber and dignified flag burning ceremony.
Flag Burning Ceremony in Ashland
Flag Burning Ceremony in Ashland
The following statement was read as the flag was ignited in front of the Civic Center in Ashland.

Two men were arrested Saturday, on trumped-up charges of Reckless Endangerment and Disorderly Conduct, while burning an American flag. They are being held at the county jail in Medford on $25,000 bail.

We stand in solidarity with our brothers in jail and for the protection of our Constitutional right to burn a flag in protest. We ask that Alyosha Witness and David Stone be released from jail and all charges be dismissed.

According to the Boy Scouts of America, when a flag is so worn or soiled it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

Every flag in this country is soiled - soiled by the blood of innocent Iraqi civilians, soiled by the needless bloodshed of soldiers in an illegal war, soiled by Imperialism and the capitalist greed that values profit over all life.

Again we ask that the charges against these individuals be dropped. We will continue to meet in solidarity and in defense of our Constitutionally protected rights, until our request is met.

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memorial to the innocent dead 16.Apr.2003 09:17


from the ashes of the flag, a simple memorial to the innocent dead.
memorial to the innocent dead
memorial to the innocent dead

And you wonder why... 16.Apr.2003 09:42

Jake the Snake

And you pathetic criminals wonder why the influence of the liberal democrat is disappearing.

BURN! 16.Apr.2003 10:51

Swamp Fox

We know why the influence of the liberal democrat (i.e. the People) is disappearing. It's because of insidious infringements on our basic freedoms, such as the freedom of expression in burning a flag.
As our liberties erode almost daily under the American Empire wannabes in Washington, respect for their blood-soaked banner forever wanes.

The enemy is not the flag 16.Apr.2003 11:04

Leroy Brown

The true enemy is GWB and his gang. They are the ones who have fouled the flag. Get rid of GWB!

Vote GWB and the rest of that shit out of office.
Vote against GWB for a free America.

We can wash the scum off of our flag and be a proud nation!

I ask you this, tell me one thing, just one thing that GWB has done good for this country. He never has and he never will because he only looks out for himself and his fat cat friends!

Those who follow GWB are under mind control.
Right is wrong, up is down, black is white.

Hilter fooled the German people exactly the same way GWB is fooling America. Do you think the Nazis knew they were evil? No, because Hilter lied using exactly the same techniques as GWB! As a matter of fact, the Nazis were sponsored by the Bushies.


Liberal democrats 16.Apr.2003 22:24


The reason the influence of liberal democrats is dying is because more than ever money is the only way to win an election. Democratic candidates make compromises so as not to alienate the big donors.