October 2005 Views
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October 2005 Viewpoints
Letter: Washington, D.C., anti-war demonstration and mass civil disobedience in front of the White House
By Scott Rutherford Posted 10/30/2005
Updated with photos 11/09/05
-- Guest columnist Scott Rutherford offers an account and photos of his participation
in the Sept. 24, 2005, anti-war demonstration in Washington, D.C., and in the
civil disobedience action in front of the White House that followed on Sept. 26.
"After traveling to Camp Casey to meet Cindy Sheehan in August, it seemed only fitting to join her in Washington, D.C.,"
Rutherford writes. His letter is a follow-up to his Sept. 4, 2005, letter to Keweenaw
Now on the Camp Casey visit. In Washington, Rutherford, with fellow members
of Veterans for Peace, joined a group of 370 demonstrators
arrested for civil disobedience in front of the White House. (Photo:
From left, in background, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cindy Sheehan and Rev. Al Sharpton
hold banner with other anti-war demonstrators in Washington, D.C. Sept. 24, 2005.
Photo © 2005 Scott Rutherford. Reprinted with permission.)
Fisherman's Sunrise on Lac La Belle
LA BELLE -- What possesses fishermen to be out on the water when the sun comes up? Is it the beauty of a Keweenaw sunrise? Is it because big, hungry walleye, northern and smallmouth prowl these waters at dawn, thinking
a big, fat crawler or a juicy minnow might go nice for breakfast? "It's both of those
things and more," says outdoor writer and photographer
Jim Junttila, "but when a day this beautiful breaks, I just want to be there to fix it." Photo: Sunrise
on Lac La Belle. (Photo © 2005 Jim
Junttila. Reprinted with permission. Click
here or on photo for larger version.)
Guatemala: Artificial Survival
By Marc Thibault-Bellerose Posted
-- The Copper Country Guatemala Accompaniment Project (CCGAP) shares an
article that recently appeared in their newsletter. Translated by their parent
organization, NISGUA (Network in
Solidarity with the People of Guatemala), the article talks about the TV
reality show "Survival," filmed in Guatemala. As the author of the
article points out, "In Guatemala, survival is not created artificially for the benefit of viewers. If we consider that 56% of the population
live in poverty, that 37% "survive" on less than $2 a day and that 16%
live in extreme poverty (less than $1 a day), survival is not a game for many Guatemalans. Surviving is the sad, everyday reality, not something to go
out and acquire." more
-- November 2005 Viewpoints
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