honored for peace activism
, 88, greets Guido Vellone of Syracuse at the 20th Annual Peace Award Dinner held at Pensabene's Casa Grande in Syracuse.
was one of four Peace award recipients being honored.
SYRACUSE, NY - Peace activist Jerome Berrigan, 88, was honored Sunday with the Peace Action of Central New York Lifetime Peace Activist Award.
The Syracusan, World War II veteran and retired Onondaga Community College
professor has been protesting war and social injustice ever since the Vietnam War.
protested both Iraq wars, homelessness, nuclear proliferation and the School of Americas, a training program at the Fort Benning, Ga., Army base.
And, although he
walks with a cane and uses two hearing aids, he
has spent many days in handcuffs in the name of civil disobedience.
The last time he
was arrested, he
was 86 years old.
refused to leave a military recruiting office in Syracuse on the third anniversary of the war in Iraq.
, a true patriot in the mold of Tom Paine, Martin Luther King, Jr., William Sloane Coffin, and others who've stood against injustice and government oppression.
I would appreciate it if the PS would reprint the pictures of Berrigan
protesting the attacks on the United States on 9/11, or those of him protesting Saddam Hussein's genocide.
How about those of Berrigan
, or anybody from the Syracuse Peace Council celebrating ANY
of the things our great country has done that is good.