18th September, 2012 - Posted by Carleen Pickard - No Comments
Bloggers, video journalists, photographers, media reporters, and social media types joined the victims of the drug war in Mexico as they crossed the United States this summer and generated fantastic graphic, video, and picture journals of the Caravan for Peace. Every step of the way, our words, actions and gatherings were documented – from crossing the border in Tijuana/San Diego to the closing words of Javier Sicilia and Neill Franklin in Malcom X Park in Washington. They leave online stories of the victims, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity‘s travel in the United States, memories of the hundreds of communities and individuals that supported the Caravan, and make true an often repeated statement, “these are no longer voices speaking alone.” Here are some of my favourites:
USCaravana: this gorgeous personal journal recorded day by day memories, and includes videos of reflections and events in English.
Caravan for Peace: this site was updated daily, with photos, transcriptions of Javier Sicilia’s talks and videos from each stop on the Caravan.
RompeVientos tv (click on the ‘caravana por la paz en Estados Unido’s banner): this internet tv channel produced 7 video programs in Spanish.
Also, be sure to check out beautiful photos from the Caravan on the Caravan for Peace Flickr feed.
Take Action! Have you signed the petition to tell President Obama that you don’t want greedy gun merchants selling assault weapons, built for war, into our communities where they are then used to massacre tens of thousands of innocent people on both sides of the border? Watch this video: U.S. Guns: The Awful, Shocking Truth!
Posted on: September 18, 2012
Filed under: Mexico