|Mariah Darlington and Peggy Misch connecting at the 2011 MIC @ 50 conference at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC|
Photo by Clare Hanrahan
Mariah is a grand niece of Smedley Darlington Butler, the notorious "Quaker Marine" who renounced the military in his book, "War is a Racket." Mariah has had her share of adventurous travel, including being deported from Chiapas, Mexico, in 1997, allegedly for participating in a public demonstration holding a banner depicting Emiliano Zapata. This was near the time of the 1997 massacre of 45 people (mostly women and children) at La Acteal, The Mexican military was wary of international witnesses to its actions.
Peggy Misch is a founding member and active with North Carolina Stop Torture Now, a grassroots group working to expose and end North Carolina's direct involvement in torture and extraordinary rendition. She is also a founding member the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and works to protect the human rights of immigrants.
It goes on one at a time,It starts when you careto act, it starts when you doit again after they said no,it starts when you say Weand know who you mean, and eachday you mean one more.--- Marge Piercy