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Santa Cruz Vigil to Mark 1000 American Dead in Iraq

Santa Cruz residents held a gathering at the clock tower on September 9 to mark the 1000th dead American solider in Iraq. Veterans For Peace and others held signs and spoke at an open mic to call for peace and the withdrawal of US soldiers from Iraq. (announcement)

audio: Interview with Vietnam Vet for Peace I photos

comment from media watch:
"You both left when it JUST started to get huge -- there were over 200 people with candles lining both sides of the street. It was really moving to see SO MANY people I hadn't seen before -- they also had signs printed up 1000 dead and my friend had a big one 10 thousand iraqi women children men dead and I held a big WHY? anyway sorry you missed the better part of it."

Related audio: Vigil for the Fallen as Bush Accepts GOP Nomination

On Septemeber 8, our country passed a terrible milestone: the death toll of US troops in Iraq reached 1000. This comes on top of at least 10,000 Iraqi deaths, and over 7,000 American wounded, in our bloodiest war since Vietnam. The number of Iraqi wounded is unknown.

Santa Cruz residents held a gathering at the clock tower on September 9 to mark the 1000th dead American solider in Iraq. Veterans For Peace and others held signs and spoke at an open mic to call for peace and the withdrawal of US soldiers from Iraq.

 
 


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Re: Santa Cruz Vigil to Mark 1000 American Dead in Iraq

You both left when it JUST started to get huge -- there were over 200 people with candles lining both sides of the street. It was really moving to see SO MANY people I hadn't seen before -- they also had signs printed up 1000 dead and my friend had a big one 10 thousand iraqi women children men dead and I held a big WHY? anyway sorry you missed the better part of it.
 

Re: Santa Cruz Vigil to Mark 1000 American Dead in Iraq

to see 250 people on opposite corners, standing with candles lit, first in silence and then with quiet song, for 45 minutes, was a moment of such clarity and love - bring our people home now and stop the needless slaughter!
 

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