Julia Ward Howe: Mother’s Day Proclamation

Mothers Say no more WARS!! Stop the war games with Iran!

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Originally posted May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day

Pearlsbefore Swine on May 24, 2012

This is perhaps the most heart-felt video I have ever put together. The second “Iraq War” was in full swing and George W. Bush was refusing to meet with Cindy Sheehan to justify sending her son Casey off to fight in a war built on false assumptions.

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Julia Ward Howe: Mother’s Day Proclamation (1870)

Pink Rose

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Happy Mother’s Day

Pearlsbefore Swine on May 24, 2012

This is perhaps the most heart-felt video I have ever put together. The second “Iraq War” was in full swing and George W. Bush was refusing to meet with Cindy Sheehan to justify sending her son Casey off to fight in a war built on false assumptions.

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Mother’s Day Revival by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
FIRST APPEARED IN BLACK COMMENTATOR, May 5, 2011
May 8, 2011

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“Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
all that we have been able to teach them of
charity, mercy and patience.
We women of one country will be too tender
of those of another country to allow our sons
to be trained to injure theirs.” — Juliet Ward Howe, Mother’s Day Proclamation – 1870

Recently, I had the opportunity to see a movie called Water. The film was written and directed by Deepa Mehta who is an Indian born Canadian most known for her Elements Trilogy: Fire, Water and Earth.

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War is Still a Racket by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
May 9, 2010

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

Major General Smedley Butler

For this Mother’s Day, I am not going to write about Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day proclamation and how Mother’s Day is a “Day for Peace.”

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Mother’s Day Manifesto 2010 by Eileen Fleming

Happy Mother's Day!

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May 6, 2010

The genesis of Mother’s Day in the U.S.A. began when Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community and fifteen years later, Julia Ward Howe, a Boston poet, pacifist, suffragist, and author of the lyrics to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” organized a day encouraging mothers to rally for peace.

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