Artists in Kashmir have started walking cabbages (and other vegetables) on a leash, as a way to protest the ongoing military conflict over the region. One artist explains: “What I wanted to do basically is juxtapose the absurdity of this performance with what was happening around—the structures of violence that I was seeing around me.”
Pope John Paul II sent a letter to a US leader asking not to invade Iraq. When the Cardinal arrived he handed this letter to the President. He placed this letter on a table without opening or reading it then told the cardinal that he, the president, “was convinced it was God’s will”.
There is a restaurant in Pittsburgh, the Conflict Kitchen, that only serves cuisines from countries that the US is in conflict with. When they started serving Palestinian food, they received death threats.
In 1941, more than three million cars were manufactured in the United States. Only 139 more were made during the entire war. By the end of the war, more than half of all industrial production in the world would take place in the United States.
In 2006 a man burned himself alive in opposition to the war in Iraq. It was never reported on major networks.
Ants wage war in remarkably similar way to humans.