Thursday, April 05, 2007
Today's Chicago Tribune featured an article about a 16-year-old girl who has created one of the most popular anti-war websites out there, receiving over a million hits per month. Ava Lowery is a homeschooler from Alabama who created the site (love the name!) two years ago in order to speak out against the war in Iraq. The main draw of the site are the highly creative anti-war videos she produces. Ava says her next project is to produce a full-length documentary about the war.

Her website says this about her efforts:
Ava's animations show the multidimensional tragedy of the Iraq war- losses of brave young soldiers to American families, and loss of innocent civilians in Iraq. Poignant and raw, Ava's youth and sincerity has attracted support from a broad base of both soldiers and activists. But her unflappable determination has drawn its share of persecution, as well. Ava received death threats from angry Bush supporters after a particularly tragic piece, "WWJD," a heartbreaking montage of photos of wounded and bloodied Iraqi children shown while a child sings "Jesus Loves Me."

You can see the WWJD? video below. Frankly, I can't imagine how one could continue to support the war after seeing this video, especially if you're a parent. Just keep reminding yourself, "These are my children too..."

Also, for a rather humorous look at some of the hate mail Ava regularly receives check out the video below:

(Sure makes me want to become a right-winger. Howabout you?)


posted by Mike Clawson at 1:17 AM | Permalink |


At 4/05/2007 09:35:00 PM, Blogger JP Manzi

The first video mixed with that Jesus Love Me song makes me want to puke.


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