We are two days away from the kickoff to the Witness Against the War walk. 450 Miles to protest the war in Iraq:
Witness Against War 2008 is a walk from Chicago to St. Paul to challenge and to nonviolently resist our country’s continuing war in and occupation of Iraq.
Our journey will begin in the City of Chicago, site of the 1968 Democratic Party convention in the midst of the Vietnam War. The walk will conclude on August 31 in St. Paul — in time for the start of the 2008 Republican Party convention in the midst of the Iraq war.
There’s more here. The nonviolent protest will include civil disobedience. It carries a simple message aimed at both parties: End the War. The participants (including Helene!) will be taking part in a long and rich history of social activism for the best of causes: Peace.