Worldwide Vigil Reports - from San Francisco
A dedicated group of eight, including Vanunu campaign stalwarts Olga Anderson, Hal Carlstad, Cynthia Johnson, and Bill Rushton, held signs and passed out flyers on the noisy financial district street in front of the Israeli consulate.
Although the vigil was small, we have managed to keep Mordechai's name out there this August and September through video showings, a poetry reading, a slide lecture, and radio interviews.
On October 2 radio stations KPFA in Berkeley and KFCF in Houston broadcast excerpts of our benefit poetry reading with the show's associate producer Nora Barrows-Friedman introducing them and Mordechai Vanunu's story. The reading, "Poetry as an Instrument of Peace," featured Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy reading "I Am Your Spy" and their translations from Rilke's Book of Hours, Duino Elegies, and Sonnets to Orpheus, and reflecting on the significance of both Mordechai Vanunu and Rainer Maria Rilke in these perilous days.