Thank you so much for your amazing papercut. It is very special.
Your letter was also amazing and true. We are all sad (and angry) that the USA is at war with Iraq. There is no excuse for this crime. We, my friends and the peace community, have tried many times to stop this war from happening. People write letters, make phone calls, stand in the streets, talk, speak up, chain themselves to buildings, block bridges, print posters, wear white arm bands, sing songs... so many ways-but we are not being heard. There are so many US flags, so many police. This is not good. This does not make the world safe.
Thank you for your friendship - It is embarrassing + shameful to be an American right now. Please remember that it is US policy and not all Americans, that is making this war happen. This president should not even be president! I tell everyone who will listen about the depleted uranium the US is using in its bullets, about cluster bombs, about 500% increase in child leukimia since 1991 war. It is sad and terrible that once
the war is over, the water, the food, the bodies of Iraq will be poisoned.
I am trying my best to do good work. I was invited to make a Christmas ornament for the White House. I said "NO" I could not make anything for the Bush home. I also have a printing press at my home. We make posters. I include some for you. There is a protest camp in my town for the woman ran over by an Israeli tank. She was from Olympia. We march all over: Olymia, Seattle(50,000people) + Portland(also 50,000!)
I would like to share your art with my city. On April 25+26 there will be an art festival. Can I include your picture and letter and postcards in my art show? It is so beautiful and your letter was so thoughtful and strong.
I wish you and this world