VIDEO – Cloudy Day Art #75 – DC Poets Against the War



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On January 27th, 2007, poets from around the country joined “” and “” in a march on Washington, DC to protest the war.

This video contains interviews with some of the poets, the organizers, and scenes of the march itself.

It starts at DC bookstore and restaurant “” and follows them to the rally on the National Mall. They carry signs with poetry that reflects an anti-war theme.

Special thanks to Melissa Tuckey, Sarah Browning, and the folks at !

Music featured:

“March” by

“Chronic” by

Will Brown

Will Brown is a poet, blogger, and a scanner of all things new. He also currently blogs at Help Desk Helps where he discusses tips and issues affecting the help desk professional.

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  1. I received a comment that the video was taking a while to load, so I have embedded a player from Blip.TV and it loads much faster. Enjoy!

  2. Heather Davis says:

    Hey, this is a great video! I was marching that day and really appreciate that you captured the spirit of what was happening. It was an incredible turnout! Thanks for your work!

  3. You’re welcome, Heather!
    It was a pleasure to capture this for everyone.
    I’m glad that you enjoyed the video.

  4. Hey Will, loved the video. This is an excellent example of citizen journalism.

    I watched this full screen on my laptop and it was like watching TV, great job.

    However, I can see both sides of the war. The cost and the promise of democracy or a free people. Could make a good topic for a poem, maybe even a second sunday topic.

    All through history, before bibical times to the present. There have been people wanting to control others, people getting a taste of freedom that haven’t know it before, and people defining what freedom means to them. We are all in that process and one day we will create that promised land taught by many teachers.

    Hope you do more video.
    bob

  5. Thanks, Bob!
    I’m glad that you liked it.

    Great thoughts and a great idea for “Second Sunday”. I’ll announce it on my next, overdue, show.

    I’ll definitely be doing more video.

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