I got my We Will Not Be Silent T-shirt in the mail today. For background information, check out my previous post about the controversy behind this shirt. Here's a picture of me modeling it with pride, standing up for civil liberties and democratic principles:
On Wednesday, I volunteered to pass out fliers outside of the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Union Square to promote Amy and David Goodman's reading and book-signing of their new book, Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back. Amy Goodman is an award-winning journalist and anchor of Democracy Now!, a defiant bastion of independent journalism.
Amy and David's talk about the injustice and needless suffering of innocent people in the so-called "War on Terrorism" moved me to tears. Now, as I read the book, I am finding my anger – my anger towards the government and the media for their propaganda campaign to suppress democracy and the truth in this country and around the world. Amy and David's talk and book have really motivated me and reminded me why I am an activist.
Both the book and the news program are worth checking out. Get informed, get angry, and take action.