"We Have A Conscience"

by
Abby Zimet

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Kent State
shootings, when
the Ohio National Guard opened fire on
Vietnam War protesters, killing four students and injuring nine others.
The day's events include speakers, a walking tour and a live "Truth
Tribunal" webcast from

filmmaker Michael Moore. There's also a website with photos, updates,
analyses and stories
from the participants. Most notable: Audio interview with a
matter-of-fact Dean Kahler, a student and conscientious objector
paralyzed when he was shot in the spine.

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 "As humans, we have the ability to reason, and we have a conscience." –
Dean Kahler, on why he opposed, and still opposes, any war. 

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