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Waging Peace

John Copley Alter: Exit

“bam life’s a bitch i’m out” is what one of my new heroes

had to say in a text message just before he blew his brains


a young soldier and the other hero

Rachel Corrie* became compost beside

a Palestinian flower shop one day

for very much the same reason


Noah Pierce his name is

two years ago


…I’m out”


*Rachel Corrie died on March 16, 2003 when an Israeli-driven bulldozer ran her over.  Rachel was in the Rafah area of the Gaza Strip volunteering for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a collaborative movement made up of Palestinians and internationals working to end Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory.



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