Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Malachi Ritscher

I was sent this article and felt compelled to post it here . Please click through the link and read the entire story at iheardyoumalachi.org


Did you ever burn your hand on a stove? Do you remember
the pain of it?

On Friday, November 3, a man doused his body with
gasoline and set himself afire to protest the war in
Iraq . He died quietly in flames. His name was Malachi
Ritscher.

Haven't seen it in the news? Me neither, which is kind
of strange if you ask me, considering that it happened
right here in downtown Chicago in front of hundreds of
commuters during morning rush hour. The only
conventional newspaper coverage to date was a tiny
paragraph that appeared in the Saturday edition of the
Chicago Sun-Times. Since then...nothing.