Monday, September 13, 2010

Peace is a Local Issue

A statement by Brandon Collins, Socialist Party Candidate for Charlottesville City Council (Virgina)

13 September 2011

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

Early on in the campaign I was invited to give a talk about peace and war at an event on the downtown mall. I had planned on giving the speech before I had even decided to enter the city council race. The speech itself wound up being delivered a few days after Osama bin Laden had been reported killed by US forces...

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