Malachi burns himself alive to protest Iraq war

Malachi Burns Himself Alive To Protest Iraq War

(Chicago) A long time Chicago activist, artist and contributer to the Chicago jazz scene has burned himself alive in an act of protest against the iraq war. He is only one of 10 Americans in history to have done this . Buddist monks did this during the VietNam war. On Friday, November 3, a man doused his body with gasoline and set himself afire to protest the war in Iraq . He died quietly in flames. His name was Malachi Ritscher.

Haven't seen it in the news? Me neither, which is kind of strange if you ask me, considering that it happened right here in downtown Chicago in front of hundreds of commuters during morning rush hour. The only conventional newspaper coverage to date was a tiny paragraph that appeared in the Saturday edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. Since then...nothing.

His death must not be in vain please spread the word...Chicago activists are planning a protest for Malachi and against the war saturday Nov. 18 in Chicago to get this out into the mainstream news.

All Google links | iheardyoumalachi.orgl - Malichi's statement and site dedicated to keeping his story alive. | - Saturday demo for Malachi and against the war | Nitsuh Abebe - a thoughtful & well researched article: mental illness or form of protest | Malachi will be missed in Chicago's jazz community | Peter Margasak's blog | - malachi-ritscher-rip/ | | ajbenjaminjr blog - postscript-on-malachi-ritscher -a reasonably fair and balanced view of Malachi , his life and activism | non-prophets - a friend of Malachi's blogspot

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