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Mon May 30, 2016, 10:02 PM

1. Howard Zinn on Memorial Day

 

"The memory of the dead deserves a different dedication.

No politician who voted for war -- no business contractor for the military, no general who looked the other way while torture was taking place, no cabinet member who made excuses for the bombing of civilians -- should be invited to public ceremonies on this sacred day. Let the dead of all our wars be honored. Let the living pledge themselves never to embark on mass slaughter again.

Memorial Day should be a day to put flowers on graves and plant trees. Also a day to honor all those people striving for peace, including those men and women who have come back from Iraq and called for an end to the war and the occupation.

Let us not, this Memorial Day, when the traffic in lies will be heavier than ever, set out on the same old reckless drive to death."
http://www.progressive.org/news/2013/05/182290/howard-zinn-memorial-day-our-archives

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