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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bang the drum slowly -- or rapidly

The final countdown is on for the worldwide celebration and rally in support of the international treaty banning cluster bombs. All over the world, drummers will be drumming tomorrow, the first day in which the treaty is taking effect. Alas, the United States has not signed this treaty, but supporters hope that will happen soon.

Here in Portland, the drumming will take place at noon, at the Peace Memorial on the east end of the Steel Bridge. In part, the event will honor Travis Bradach-Nall, a Portland Marine who was killed in Iraq by a U.S. cluster bomb. This is pretty much last call for any and all interested Portland-area drummers to show up there around 11:30 a.m. tomorrow and join in making a heavenly sound for an important cause. Rules of warfare have never made much sense, but any step in a humane direction is an important one.

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I cycled by the Peace Memorial at lunchtime Saturday and spoke with some people who were sprucing up the flower garden in preparation for tomorrow.

They seemed very excited to know that the message is spreading about the event.

Not to be disrespectful, but...

Great juxtaposition of the drum logo on the left and the "stuck creative" woman to the right!

Thanks Jack, we'll be there.

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