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sing4peace Obit: Philip Berrigan-Anti-war activist (Dec 2002) (51* d) RE: Obit: Philip Berrigan-Anti-war activist (Dec 2002) 06 Oct 09


Dear Frank and other friends of Phil's:

Yesterday (October 5th) would have been Phil's Berrigan's 86th birthday. Phil's wife, Liz McAlister and dozens of other activists demonstrated at the White House yesterday to protest the continuing "war on terror" and to call for the closing of Guantanamo Bay and all U.S. secret rendition facilities.

I am attaching two links here to show you that Phil's spirit is quite alive and that the work continues on.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/10/06-10

http://www.upi.com/News_Photos/News/Dozens-Arrested-in-Front-of-White-House/2336/4/

Frida Berrigan (daughter of Liz and Phil's) said that the D.C. police charged on horses through the crowd of demonstrators that included children - some in strollers. Over 50 people were arrested.

The question we must ask ourselves is not "where are today's Phil Berrigans?" but "where can I find the Phil Berrigan in me today?"

Happy Birthday Phil.
Your sister in hope and song,
Joyce


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