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Kate Anne, communikating on multi-levels -- personal and political, as well as for peace, justice and nonviolence

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Liam: A Play List

Coloring any celebration of Christmas is the passing of Liam Clancy, the last of the Clancy Brothers. I celebrate his life, even as I mourn his passing and the passing of my youth to which the Clancy singing was a part. I only saw Liam once -- when he was with Tommy at Tommy Makem's Irish Pavilion -- the hat and the sweater, but it wasn't Liam's night to sing, sadly. But I thank God for media and for YouTube memorializing this singer whom Bob Dylan acclaimed the best ballad singer ever.

Enjoy Liam, young, old, in all and for all ages.

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Celebration of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence was here in NYC last week and the march was celebrated at an event Dec. 2nd at All Souls in Manhattan, sponsored by their Peace Task Force and co-sponsored by other groups including Fellowship of Reconciliation, Peace Action for New York State, Metro New York Religious Campaign Against Torture, Code Pink, and Brooklyn For Peace. Joe Friendly filmed the event and made this composite video which portrays the good flavor of the evening's 2+ hour program in only 11:17 minutes. Thanks to All Souls Unitarian Church for hosting and Joe Friendly for filming -- and of course the World March for Peace and Nonviolence for marching!

The downer for the evening was the Afghanistan surge announcement -- and the fact that this long announced event conflicted with the United for Peace and Justice impromptu rally at Time Square to oppose the surge. Both events were for peace and sanity and NYFOR's listserv let their members and friends choose. Ah for the ability to bi-locate! And whether or not you were at either event, please stay in touch with peace happenings via the blog, the United for Peace and Justice website, and reading regularly.

Yes, I took some photos -- downloading them is on my "to do" list.

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne

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