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Photo essay: Anti-war exhibit in San Francisco
March 31, 2005
My wife Elham and I were in San Francisco last weekend.
In front of City Hall there was an interesting exhibition of boots
representing 1,525 American soldiers who died in the Iraq
war up to that point. The exhibition was organized by the anti-war
group "Eyes Wide Open".
Among the speakers, there was an Iranian-American woman, Nooshin
Razani, the sister of 19-year-old Omead Razani, the first Iranian-American
soldier who died in Iraq war (August 27, 2004). Nooshin gave a
very brave speech in which she opposed war and the destruction
it brings to civilians as well as soldiers and their families.
She passionately argued that peace is the only solution in the
region. She stirred a lot of emotion in the audience. I have included
photos of Nooshin's talk and Omead's boot.