Heart of Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre's Uncle Sam
At HOBT, Minneapolis, MN
Laurie Witzkowski, Julian Faul (soldier), Chris Lutter (Uncle Sam)
"Human Village" - place for everyone to openly & honestly talk about peacemaking & war-making
Participants, speakers & exhibtors all agree.
At U Minnesota, Feb 19, 2008 "Great Hall"
Errick Rios is the first to get chosen!
The question of the day!
Lottery: Each birth date has a lottery number.
"What is your major?" "Well, you have to report for your Induction physical in 60-90 days." "Now, what?"
Draft women? (Ask a woman veteran!)
Lottery is projected use by Selective Service System www.sss.gov
Your life - it's all Blind Chance!
"What will you do if drafted?" - Train to kill?
Another lucky one!
Talks throughout the day on History, Religion, Law and Medical Torture
(left to right) TBD, Bruce Berry, Wes Davey
(left) Don Olson, "Minnesota 8" moderator
Errick Rios interviews for video diary
Elizabeth de la Vega, "US vs. Bush" former federal prosecutor
(left) Col. Ann Wright, (right) Coleen Rowley, former FBI agent
Prof. Steve Miles, MD - "Is America a Torture State?"
UM Center for Bioethics, and Medical School
Augsburg College, Feb 20, 2008
Frank Kroncke, PWH Executive Director
"Do you think the Draft will come back?"
"What happens if the private mercenary armies are sent home?" (re: Blackwater, Halliburton)
Anna Baker meets Uncle Sam!
Given "Greetings!" letter - What will you do if drafted?
"What will you do if drafted?" - Go to prison for 5 years?
"What will you do if drafted?" - Exile to another country? Never able to return to America?
"What year are you in?"
"Low Lottery number!" - Where will you be in 60-90 days?
"Don't be shy. Uncle Sam has a future for you!"
"Wrong hand, but you'll do okay!"
Col. Ann Wright, speaking
"Should I ask her?"
"Congratulations, you've won the Lottery!"
Potential recruit in "Endless War"
("Is this guy for real? Me, "1-A"? Hmmm.")
Reading the "To Do" list - Drop out of school. Make a Final Will. (right) Mary Laurel True, Augsburg staff.
Elizabeth de la Vega, presenting
Col. Ann Wright, two McDonald sisters, Coleen Rowley
"Women Against Military Madness" - www.worldwidewamm.org
Caucus for "Ann Wright for President!"
(left) Marv Davidov organizing Infants Against War!
"Minnesota 8": (l) Pete Simmons, Don Olson, (r) Chuck Turchick
Frank Kroncke, introducing panel
Augsburg College, Feb 20, 2009
Mary Beaudoin (WAMM), State Rep. Karen Clark, student, Col. Ann Wright (left to right)
"Veterans For Peace" - heroes all!
"Say No to Death, Say Yes to Life!"
"Hugs for peace, all around!" (Uncle Sam says, "Hell No I won't go!")