John Dear: "No More Hurting People!"
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Last week marked a typical turn in our world of violence -- dozens killed in explosions in Iraq, U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, the ongoing U.S.-backed occupation of Palestine, the forced-feeding of U.S. prisoners at Guantanamo, our president's daily perusal of his assassination list, millions of children starving to death around the world, ongoing U.S. preparations for nuclear war, the continued exploitation of the earth and its creatures, inner city shootings, fifteen dead from a fiery factory explosion in Texas -- and the Boston marathon bombings.
I was in Ontario, Canada last week speaking about nonviolence and unable to follow the news from Boston. But I was stopped short by the heart-breaking photo of eight year old bombing victim Martin Richard from Dorchester, who was killed while standing with his family at the finish line last Monday.
In the photo, Martin smiles at the camera holding his handmade poster with two red hearts and a peace sign. It reads:
The Huffington Post article