Wheels of Justice
Trip Start Nov 25, 2006
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I'd never seen this Reuters photo. Neither had any of the hundreds who viewed it in El Paso for the first time when the Wheels of Justice bus visited. However, it has been seen around the world, as has the video of the incident in which the Iraqi girl's parents were killed while she sat between them.
A principle message of Wheels of Justice is that the United States citizens are in the dark about what's really happening--that we are funding--in Iraq and Palestine. They came to dispel some of that ignorance. In their wake, I'm feeling more fueled to oppose all this horrific violence.
Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian American, elevated my disgust level nicely at the horrific injustice perpetrated against Palestinians by Israel ["the 51st state of the United States", they called themselves back when I was visiting the country in 1988 referring to the mother load of U.S. aid they receive]. It is truly ethnic cleansing...and apartheid just as it existed in South Africa.
Tammara Rosenleaf, a military wife, knew all the facts and the stories that went along with the stats on the fate of U.S. soldiers and their families. Joining the military puts you on the road not only your own death in violent conflict, but if you make it back alive--to mental health issues, suicide, family violence, your future children's birth defects, and more. Sorry for sounding harsh. It's the truth.
For some more truth you can check out:
Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan
Iraq Veterans Against the War
If Americans Knew
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Where I stayed
Vista Sol Apartments