We Confront Rep. John Lewis For His Vote To Bomb Libya
On Wednesday morning June 29 we showed up at the downtown Atlanta office of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) as part of a gang of local residents, mostly black and including former Rep. Cynthia McKinney and others recently returned from Libya. We came to confront Lewis, supposedly a man of peace and nonviolence, for his vote to fund the illegal bombing of Africans in Libya, and his support of the heinous US intervention in progress there.
He blinked, and in a meeting we had with him afterward (though I had to leave early) he agreed to withdraw that support and vote against further war appropriations in Libya. We intend to visit other members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the coming weeks over this.
TECHNICAL DISCLAIMER: Pardon the jumpy text at the beginning..... just learning how to use Cinelerra, an amazingly versatile open source non-linear video editor... and the scratchy audio in the middle --- my shotgun mic died and I cannot readliy afford a new one. Also lambert will have to make the video visible, don't think this interface allows me to post YouTube embed code.
UPDATE I made the video visible by finding the video where it had been posted on YouTube and then copying and pasting YouTube's standard embed merkup. Bruce, I think that a post on Cinelerra would be very useful, even if you put out a few tips on your experience. --lambert