This week I went to the Interfaith service at the First Unitarian Church to mark the 3,000 dead US soldiers in the Iraqi occupation. The church was packed–I got there right as the service was starting and every pew was full. I wound up standing in the back with quite a few other people. The service was short and respectful, and they made sure to mention that the 3,000 deaths are only US soldiers, it does not acknowledge the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead. We lit candles and sang songs that I didn’t recognize (I asked someone about one song and she said it was an anti-Vietnam War song). ThereÂ was one news camera there, and I know that the next day someone told me they heard about it on KINK.
And there’s also the die-in scheduled for this Saturday at Pioneer Courthouse Square at noon. Don’t know much about it besides that.