Come on out and help peace activist Brian Willson launch his new book,
published by PM Press:
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF S. BRIAN WILLSON
7:00 pm Friday, June 24, 2011
People's Food Co-op Community Room
3029 SE 21st Avenue
by S. Brian Willson with an introduction by Daniel Ellsberg
"We are not worth more, they are not worth less." This is the mantra
of S. Brian Willson and the theme that runs throughout his compelling
Willson's story begins in small-town America, moves through
life-changing experiences in Viet Nam, and culminates with his
commitment to a localized, sustainable lifestyle. In telling his
story, Willson provides numerous examples of the types of personal,
risk-taking, nonviolent actions he and others have taken in attempts
to educate and effect political change.
It was such actions that
thrust Willson into the public eye in the mid-'80s, first as a
participant in a high-profile, water-only "Veterans Fast for Life"
against the Contra war being waged by his government in Nicaragua.
Then, on a fateful day in September 1987, the world watched in horror
as Willson was run over by a U.S. government munitions train during a
nonviolent blocking action in which he expected to be removed from the
tracks and arrested.
"I was busted with Brian, but I never gave the ultimate as he gave.
This book is about a patriot, the kind of patriot you don't find
anymore, the kind of patriot who loves and believes in his country so
much he surrendered his legs in telling his country it's wrong. Read
----Edward Asner, actor
BRIAN IS TAKING HIS BOOK ON THE ROAD VIA HIS HAND-POWERED TRICYCLE --
CYCLISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN HIM FOR THE FIRST LEG FROM PORTLAND TO
NEWBERG: MEET AT 8 A.M. SATURDAY, JUNE 25th - PSU PARK BLOCKS BEHIND
LINCOLN HALL, BETWEEN SW MILL & SW MARKET.
Brian's book tour blog and more info can be found at http://bloodonthetracks.info