Monday, October 01, 2007

Enjoying your freedom? Thank a protester

by Jeneiene Schaffer

FORT COLLINS CO -- Hot of the presses today is the highly anticipated book: Cost of Freedom - The Anthology of Peace & Activism. Published by Howling Dog Press, 160 pages, and 11" x 13", it contains inspiring stories, indy journalist coverage of street actions, poems, rants, and beautiful color photos.

Be sure to check out entries from Tucsonans Jeneiene Schaffer and Pat Birnie.

With dozens of accolades from the leaders of the peace movement, here's the first in this book from Howard Zinn:

"To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, and kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we only see the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember thsoe times and places - and there are many - where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act."

The Battle of Seattle where Jeneiene spent three days in the King County Jail protesting the WTO

Here's what Noam Chomsky has to say of this anthology:

"This varied and exciting collection graphically reveals the vitality and expanse of the popular movements opposing violence and criminal ventures abroad. It should inspire many more to join in these efforts to create a powerful force of concerned citizens that cannot be ignored, and that will help shape a much more hopeful and decent future."

Get your copy of 'Cost of Freedom' today.

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