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Event ID:  447
Contact Name:  Bruce Gagnon
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Organization:  GLobal Network Agaisnt Weapons and Nuclear Power in SPace
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Dates:  9th October 2007 to 9th October 2007
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  NE
City:  Omaha
Location:  Creighton Prep (Catholic high school)
Event Name:  Reminding high school students of the need for critical thinking in matters of war and peace.
Event Description:  Talking with senior high school students about the need for wisdom, determination and critical thinking in order to counter those who profit from war and seek to promote it. This was part of a discussion on keeping space for peace.
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Report on the Results:  On October 9 I was invited to speak to about 40 high school seniors at Creighton Prep by a teacher who heard me speak at the NfP annual meeting. I ended my talk by telling a story from the book called Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas by Mari Sandoz. I had read the book some time ago and noticed while in Omaha that the book was being read by communities across the state. The story told how after Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, the last of the Lakota bands to be brought onto the reservation, the weapons corporations at the time were upset because they were no longer making big money from the Indian wars. So they sent out artists and writers to fabricate stories saying that Crazy Horse was back on the war path killing white women and children and burning housing and farms. These stories were planted in major big city newspapers across the country and Congress then swung into action and approved more money for the Indian wars. Of course the truth was that Crazy Horse was sitting in his tepee on the reservation without a horse or gun to his name. I reminded the students that in my lifetime I'd seen the modern day weapons corporations lie about Vietnam, Iraq, and now Iran in order to sell a war to the public, the media, and the Congress.
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