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Thursday, January 25, 2007

A 16-year Old American Peace Activist You Should Know About

Two days ago when preparing my post concerning the State of the Disunion speech and trying to come up with a video I thought conveyed the message I wished to send to my readers, I came across an AMAZING young woman (yes, at 16 she is a young woman, she is not a child by any means), Ava Lowery. Ava produced the video "End This War" which I posted. So, curious me linked to her site which is on the youtube video, Peace Takes Courage. Ava has created more than 70 videos (which she urges bloggers to use free of charge for their sites) as an activist, setting music to the message of peace. At age 16 she has also already produced political ads for Ned Lamont (against Joe Lieberman), anti-Rick Santorum ads, and even an ad for After Downing Street. She's truly a young woman to admire and support. If America only had more "Avas", I KNOW the entire world would be a better place. Bless you Ava Lowery, your voice is true and brave.

And THANK YOU Steve at Desert Peace for posting about Ava too!

From her "about" on Peace Takes Courage:

Ava Lowery is the 16 year old peace activist from Alabama behind the website,, and has received an amazing amount of attention. Ava's animations show the multidimensional tragedy of the Iraq war- losses of brave young soldiers to American families, and loss of innocent civilians in Iraq. Poignant and raw, Ava's youth and sincerity has attracted support from a broad base of both soldiers and activists. But her unflappable determination has drawn its share of persecution, as well. Ava received death threats from angry Bush supporters after a particularly tragic piece, "WWJD," a heartbreaking montage of photos of wounded and bloodied Iraqi children shown while a child sings "Jesus Loves Me." Many wonderful people came to Ava's defense. Cindy Sheehan wrote an article of support for her "new friend... (who) is disgusted with the war and with the Bush regime." In July of 2006 she was awarded the Buzzflash "Wings of Justice" award. Ava also received strong support from friends in the blog world, and received a warm welcome at the highly successful Yearlykos Convention. These and many more friends have helped Ava's animations receive media acclaim (NYT, CNN, The Rolling Stone, etc...) and reach an unbelievable audience of Americans who are eager to learn the truth about the Iraq War.

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Here is the POWERFUL video, "WWJD" (What Would Jesus Do) Yes George Bush, What WOULD Jesus do?

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