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Rest in Peace, Aaron Bushnell, and the people of Gaza

Thanks to the San Antonio Express-News and Breaking Points we can say rest in peace to US airman, Aaron Bushnell who chose the most "extreme protest" -- that of self-immolation. Some news outlets did not tell us the reason for Bushnell's decision. In his own words, Bushnell said,

"I will no longer be complicit in genocide," referring to the United States' policies in Israel. He was heard screaming in agony these two words before collapse, "Free Palestine."

We send our condolences to the Bushnell family and urge you to reach your member of Congress and President Joe Biden to urge a ceasefire now. Let's not let Aaron's death be in vain.

Some of you readers are old enough to remember the act of the Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc, whose self-immolation during the Vietnam War was news across the world.

LIV wrote about the need for a ceasefire in this article last October, "Blessed are the Peacemakers." Today, the people of Gaza are trapped in the middle of the crossfire as many starve, including thousands of women and children.

Rest in peace, Aaron Bushnell and peacemakers of the world unite!


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