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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-17-08 10:36 PM
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40 years ago today the anti war protest of the Catonsville 9
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-75332475427793...

Forty years ago today, nine Catholic men and women - three of them priests - walked into a military draft office in Catonsville and seized the records of hundreds of young men likely to be summoned to fight in Vietnam.

They burned the papers in the parking lot, using homemade napalm to start the blaze. As the flames rose, the nine solemnly recited the Lord's Prayer and stood around waiting for the police to arrest them.

That day in the turbulent spring of 1968, the Catonsville Nine, as they became known, put the quiet Baltimore suburb on the map in a growing nationwide protest against the Vietnam War. The band of activists - whose dramatic trial drew hundreds of antiwar protesters to Baltimore that fall - inspired similar disruptions of draft offices around the country.

The Catonsville Nine also provoked an intense debate, one that has resonated across the decades as Americans challenge another unpopular war - this time in Iraq.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/baltimore_county...
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-17-08 10:44 PM
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1. Some by Daniel Berrigan
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Some by Daniel Berrigan

Some stood up once, and sat down
Some walked a mile, and walked away
Some stood up twice, then sat down, "I've had it" they said,
Some walked two miles, then walked away. "It's too much," they cried.

Some stood and stood and stood.
They were taken for fools,
They were taken for being taken in.

Some walked and walked and walked.
They walked the earth,
They walked the waters,
They walked the air.

"Why do you stand," they were asked, "and why do you walk?"

"Because of the children," they said,
"And because of the heart,
"And because of the bread,"

"Because the cause is the heart's beat,
And the children born
And the risen bread."


http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Daniel_Berrig...


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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-17-08 10:49 PM
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2. I hadn't seen any footage of the '9' so this was interesting
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-17-08 10:56 PM
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3. I had never seen it either.
And there is this one!


Phil Berrigan's Final Warning
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-75332475427793...


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