Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Rest of the Story...
News is seeping to the Midwest from the final rally in the March against the Border Wall. [I blogged against The Border Wall each day of the March, August 27-31.] Here's a recap/update:
The marchers realized that the work is only beginning, according to the El Paso Times coverage.
The newspaper gave mention to environmental disruption of the wall and...the lone counter-protester got almost as much coverage. (grrrrrr).
One mother's reflection on the final international action is eloquent, poetic, and worthy of your time. I hope you'll visit Border Wall in the News for "Fly on the Wall," a visceral retelling of her experience at the action on the final day.
One of my friends wrote about bouncing balls over the wall in a self-styled international volleyball game, nonviolently turning the wall into a v-ball net. See a few photos here, not many, but nice (not sure how long this link will work.)
Seeing my friends/El Paso co-workers excited me as I watched this video clip (only lasts a minute):
Another short video of the local Catholic bishop denouncing the Wall at the March is here.
Local independent newspaper Grassroots Press gave the 40 marchers a couple paragraphs and a couple photos. Marchers always hope for news coverage to make their effort visible. Sunday’s early events were covered by two local television stations, but one of the marchers said they had been invisible for the last three mornings.
More important: you can add your voice to the chorus opposing this stupidity by signing the petition here. Really, if you're reading these words, I'm sure you want to be on record as opposing the Wall. For your own self-respect, sign the petition.
The border is a statement of who we are as a nation. Every day it represents you. How do you feel about this wall representing who you are? Do what you can. Sign the petition.
And thank you very much for your kind attention though the 5-day March against the Border Wall.