Monday, April 23, 2012

An ANZAC Challenge



As the dawn breaks on Wednesday April 25 I will rise and remember the  the 500th. anniversary of Julian Assange being detained without charge and  Bradley Manning  jailed for 700 days without trial.

I will remember the witness of peace activists who have stood in court docks and served in prison to preserve my freedom.

I will remember
Members of the Society of Friends
Members of the Catholic Worker Movement
Mennonite Friends
Members of Pace e Bene
Members of Pax Christi
Christina Peacemakers
Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers
Palestinians for Peace and Democracy

I will remember my Dad a WW11 veteran who never marched in an ANZAC parade and carried the horrible memories of his experience to his grave in a silence that seemed to  haunt him.