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A Day In the Life of an Anti-War Activist

Serious activism requires planning, execution, and preparation for arrest. Here we see how it’s done by Code Pink, well known in and around Washington D.C. as anti-war protesters.

Code Pink activist Tighe Barry was arrested and charged with disruption of Congress today during the Armed Service Committee meeting where committee members were hearing testimony from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and the Chair of the Joint Chief of staff General Martin Dempsey.

Dennis Trainor Jr, AcronymTV

Activism is a hard calling. The men and women who sacrifice so much for The Good Fight are ahead of the curve. If their diligent actions are successful, they create the curve, the tide, that carries all of us forward to a better existence. Meanwhile, their work is often lonely and difficult. They need our respect, prayers, and support.

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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