9/11 10th Anniversary Commemoration: Peace and justice rally in Balboa Park on Sun. 9/11

by on September 8, 2011 · 5 comments

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Peace & justice rally in Balboa Park on Sun. 9/11

Join with the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice and San Diego Veterans for Peace on Sunday, September 11, 2011, 2-4 pm Park Blvd and President’s Way Balboa Park, San Diego.

On September 12th, 2001, hundreds of us gathered to develop our collective response to the tragedy in New York City. Together we formed the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice – and we have met ever since.

On September 11th, 2011 we are calling on 100 organizations and hundreds more of us to gather to mark the day and to learn the lessons resulting from 10 years of war.

Sunday, September 11 2011

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Balboa Park

Park Blvd and President’s Way

San Diego, CA

 Rally against WAR, Racism & Bigotry

 9/11 10th Anniversary Commemoration

 WAR IS TERRORISM!

 San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice

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avatar Barry September 11, 2011 at 10:09 am

Liberals are reluctant to learn any lesson from 9/11. The though that islam is a religion that encourages evil from its mindless followers will always escape them.

thereligionofpeace.com

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avatar Goatskull September 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

While maybe not a full blown “progressive”, I do consider my self a liberal. I even voted for Barry. How about that? I’m also a retired Navy vet and still work for the DoD as a civilian employee. When 9/11 happened I was deployed onboard the USS Peleliu. Despite that, I still think we’re wasting our time in Afghanistan and at the very least should have NEVER invaded Iraq. If you know how to operate a doorknob and have a pulse then this shouldn’t be the first time you’ve seen a point of view like this. You may want to tone down the generalizations.

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avatar annagrace September 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Barry- do you have a theory to explain why Japanese Americans were rounded up and sent to relocation camps during WWII but German Americans weren’t?

I checked out the website you provided and it reminded me of this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-lQ3BrzQO4&feature=related
Another lesson in “a religion that encourages evil in its mindless followers.” I believe it’s called “propaganda.”

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avatar Frank Gormlie September 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

Barry, this just thrust itself into my mind after reading your (very narrow) comment: the thought that Christianity is a religion that encourages evil from its mindless followers will always escape those who rail against other religions. How many have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ? How many Catholics killed non-believers? How many Protestants killed Catholics? How many Christians killed Jews? This list goes on.

On paper, Christianity, like Islam, calls for tolerance, peace and kindness towards others. It’s what happens in practice – like all things – that counts in the end.

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avatar Frank Gormlie September 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

I’m sorry, I wasn’t trying to sum up all religion in that breathless paragraph. It was Barry’s mindless rant against Islam that got to me.

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