Today is the anniversary of eight years of war in Afghanistan. The war started up few short weeks after the events of September 11, 2001 (which, all in all, was a curiously "catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor" cite Wikipedia: PNAC Rebuilding America's Defenses.)
It is good to live in a town where people protest policies of global dominance, and corporate power, and wars. I thought the war protest rally and march went really well. I thought it was fun. The weather was beautiful, and there was a great spirit and cheer about the event. There were about 300 people who participated. There were several speakers, and a performance by the Olympia Free Choir -- and the Olympia Marching Band provided show stoppingly and foot stompingly excellent sounds along the march route.
Here's a link to a photoset: Protest: Eight Years of War in Afghanistan
And a youtube photo slideshow (with music):