Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sonia Sanchez - Grannies for Peace

Lordy, you get one out of the klink (Josh Wolf, temporarily) and another person is about to head in the trial door. I just learned from Professor Kim via BlogHer that Poet/Activist Sonia Sanchez will be heading to trial on federal tresspass charges.

It seems that Sonia and a group of Grannies tried to enlist in the U.S. Army. "Take us, not our grandchildren." Kim has an audio link to a phone interview with Ms. Sanchez.

Honest, go listen or download the podcast. I can't begin to do this justice.

For more information about Grandmothers For Peace visit http://www.grandmothersforpeace.org

For more information about Sonia:

Biography from Voices from the Gaps - University of Minnisota
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Sanchez

Update: 1/20/2007 Well this is better late than never but all the charges have been dropped and the ladies are doing fine. There is a photo slide show from the Philadelphia Inquire http://inquirer.philly.com/slideshows/News/061201grannies so you can view the (formerly) alleged perps in question.

1 comment:

  1. Taxi Workers Alliance of Pa.11/22/2006 11:19 PM

    We the 5,000 taxidrivers of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pa. fully support Sister Sanchez and her comrades on their day in court. We will be their to support them as they have been their to support and enlighten us. In solidarity, Ron Blount President

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