Category Archives: peace

Kent State 1970

Forty-three years ago John Filo snapped an iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio, a fourteen-year-old runaway, kneeling over the body of Jeffrey Miller after he was shot dead by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. I was 17. Richard Nixon had been elected President in 1968, promising to end the Vietnam […]

The Void Of War

troy, chaos, saudi murderers, peace in our time In the 12th or 13th Century the Achaeans amassed an invasion army to vanquish the City of Troy. The formidable walls of their rival resisted nine years of siege, but finally Ulysses tricked the Trojans with a wooden horse secretly filled with Greek warriors. That night Troy […]

Martin Luther King Lives

Martin Luther King was a man of non-violence. He led his people to greater freedom. MLK showed others the righteousness of his beliefs. His words ring as true today as back at the time of his death. We Have A Dream. To hear Martin Luther King’s Speech I HAVE A DREAM, please go to the […]

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 In Atlanta Georgia. The pacifistic preacher would have been 86 today, if he had not been assassinated in Memphis, where he had spoken out for striking black teamsters at the Mason Temple. His prophetic words survive today. “And then I got to Memphis. And some began […]

America Now Same As Ever

Today is an important day in the American holiday calendar marking the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., who fought the forces of racism, saying, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Sadly the forces of hatred ended the peacemaker’s life in Memphis. I would like to […]