Thursday, May 17, 2007
PEACE & LOVE TO EDDIE
We have some sad news about a really awesome Citizen Against Hate. Many of you will remember an interview that Eye On Hate did with Edward “Eddie” Lee on April 21st in regards to the NSM rally in South Carolina. On May 14th, Eddie lee passed away from a sudden heart attack. Eddie was a board member of the Carolina Peace Organization and was only 44 years old. From the Carolina Peace Organizations website…I read the following.
Eddie was committed to waging peace through non-violent action, including creative critique alongside other puppetistas at the School of the Americas protest in Ft. Benning, GA. Eddie also worked to support U.S. troops and to bring them home from Iraq, and advocated for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine. As a long-time participant in Food Not Bombs, he shared food and good will with hundreds of Columbia residents Sundays in Finlay Park. Most recently, Eddie co-organized a counter-protest of the Neo-Nazi rally on April 21st.
Please keep Eddie's wife, Julie, in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Carolina Peace Resource Center and the SC Progressive Network (www.scpronet.com). Both websites have homepage "donate now" buttons, or you can send checks to:
Carolina Peace Resource Center, PO Box 7933 Columbia, SC 29202
We will put the information up at citizens against hate dot com and nikki’s nest at niksnest.blogspot.com
It’s always difficult to lose someone you care so much about – and even more difficult to report on that loss. To Julie, I want to say that I hope she feels the arms of all of us around her and that she knows how special she and Eddie are. Their dedication to making this world a kinder and gentler place has been felt and heard in more than just South Carolina. Julie, know that your anti-racist family is here for you and should you need a shoulder, we have lots of them. Be strong, and take care – we’ll talk again soon. And to Eddie – we love you and hope that we make you proud in our future endeavors. God bless and keep you in his arms for all eternity.
Posted by Nikki at 5/17/2007 09:58:00 PM