With flags held high, the smell of sage burning through the wind and the voices of over 15,000 fellow marchers, the May Day General Strike closed down Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles on May 1.
“We need to activate people,” said Thomas Allison. “Activate everyone – those who are suffering and those who are not.”
The protests began on Inauguration Day. Enter protesters in the streets. Thousands of people swarmed the steps of City Hall, chanting in solidarity against the new administration.
From an idea between friends to an event that brought many together, the Peace and Justice Festival on April 12 in Claremont used many mediums of expression to shed light on world issues.
Her father lost his ability to hear in World War II. Her uncle died in the same war. This closeness to the effects of war and conflict served to feed in Linda Bearman an attitude about patriotism that thrives strongly still.
The last time Juan Garcia spoke with his brother, he said that it was weird and uncomfortable. It was two days before his brother was scheduled to fly to Iraq to serve as a Military Policeman.
Monday, March 21, 2003, marked a historical moment when President George W. Bush publicly presented an ultimatum to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein that asked him to step down from power within 48 hours, or prepare for war with the United States and Britain.
Pvt. Sonny Moya talks about his time serving with the U.S. Army in Kuwait and Iraq.