Michael Franti: “We Don’t Have to Choose Sides”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqM-9z0tdZw]Michael Franti — 2008 Power To The Peaceful
Press Conference

“The most important lesson that I’ve learned
is that we don’t have to choose sides.

We don’t have to be on the side of the Iraqis or Americans,
or the Israelis or Palistinians
,
or Croatians or Bosnians.

We can be on the side of the peacemakers.
And there’s people all over this planet
who are willing to take incredible risks.”

“And the other lesson that I’ve learned
is to be a good listener. …”

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

Related: Power to the Peaceful Festival [2008]

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