— George McGovern on war and the politics that produce war, from a campaign speech in April 1972.
John Lennon | Imagine
Today, October 9 (John Lennon’s birthday), Yoko Ono will relight her IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland in memory of her late husband. Ono hopes the peace tower will give light to wishes of World Peace from all over the planet, giving encouragement, inspiration and a sense of solidarity in a world filled with fear and confusion. Ono says, “Let us come together to realize a peaceful world.” Watch the live feed of the lighting: www.imaginepeacetower.com
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|—||Paul Taylor, editor of a Pew Research Center report showing wide differences between the way the military and the general public view the fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, quoted in Gap Grows Between Military, Civilians On War : NPR (via tartantambourine)|