from the artists website,

This project is an attempt to break through the silence in our community about the fact that Canada is at war and to create a multi vocal dialogue about what we are thinking and feeling about being at war. What do we know about the war, how does it impact us emotionally and psychically? This project is for us to hear each other, to admit collectively that the war is meaningful to us.

This is a project to find out about what people in the Junction are thinking and feeling about the war in Afghanistan and about other wars that may concern you. The audio recorded today will be worked into an outdoor audio installation here in the Junction some time in the coming months.


I'll tell you what I'm thinking….
A: this is YEARS too late…. YEARS.
B: This anti-afghanistan bit is disrespectful to all Canadian's serving overseas for our (Western world) freedom. Anti- Iraq invasion? YES I'm all for it.
C: I'll never eat at Cool Hand again after this.

Some Coffees here and there… but not anymore.
Taking action and speaking against peace keeping in Afghanistan is being pro-Taliban.

"During the rule of the Taliban (1996 – 2001), women were treated worse than in any other time or by any other society. They were forbidden to work, leave the house without a male escort, not allowed to seek medical help from a male doctor, and forced to cover themselves from head to toe, even covering their eyes. Women who were doctors and teachers before, suddenly were forced to be beggars and even prostitutes in order to feed their families.

Since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001, many would agree that the political and cultural position of Afghan women has improved substantially. The recently adopted Afghan constitution states that "the citizens of Afghanistan – whether man or woman- have equal rights and duties before the law". So far, women have been allowed to return back to work, the government no longer forces them to wear the all covering burqa, and they even have been appointed to prominent positions in the government."

In other words, Cool Hand would have been a huge target in Afghanistan not 10 years ago. But its great to open shop in a free country and then turn around and speak against the people that brought you that amazing opportunity.

F you Cool Hand…. and you can quote me on that.

Walked by this last night, and if the turnout was representative of the support you are receiving, this idea / movement should be shelved permanently.

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