April 30, 2006
|Peace Takes Courage||Activism Iraq|
Alabama native Ava Lowery, 15, has produced an excellent set of Flash animation videos against the Iraq war.
WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) is a powerful piece that provoked a lot of positive response, but also death threats and other vicious emails, as reported by my friend Matt Rothschild of The Progressive. Undaunted, Ava pieced together many of those comments for a new video, The 32%. As Ava says, peace takes courage.
Perhaps most poignant of all is No More Broken Promises, that looks at the heartbreak from American soldiers' families' point of view. Hard to watch without weeping.
Be sure to have the sound turned on.