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I'm with Jim. Vortex I separated the hippies (for peace, as Lee might say) from those who truly protested the War (anti-war). My husband was also a CO, working for the council of churches. To a pacifist, Vietnam was an abomination, state sanctioned murder committed in our name. We felt it a moral duty te resist -- there were very few of us who opted to march. We found a babysitter-for-peace to care for our one-year old and marched up Broadway under the watchful eyes (and guns) of snipers posted on building roofs. Vortex showed me, one more time, how few "peace people" were truly willing to risk their comfort for a slim chance at peace for the Vietnam people. The whole experience was a window into the "state viloence" so epitomized at Kent State and , yes, in sweet Portland, under our pragmatic governor. Mufti McNassar
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