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NEW ANIMATION - What Will You Do?
Hey everyone, I just uploaded the new animation.

It's 3.62MB and somewhere around 2 minutes long. Check it out and let me know what you think:
Posted on Mon, 08 May 2006 10:12 by Ava
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Audio of the Alan Colmes Interview
Here is the audio from my interview with Alan Colmes tonight. I was on to talk about and the animations I produce. The interview is about 17 minutes long and 8.23MB. Check it out and let me know what you think.

You can listen by clicking on the link below.

Posted on Fri, 05 May 2006 12:56 by Ava
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Progressive Democrats of America Interview
Via: PDA

15-Year-Old Peace Activist Ava Lowery Talks with PDA
By Mimi Wrobel

Peace Takes Courage is a project by Ava Lowery, a 15-year-old student and peace activist from Alabama. In mid-March 2005, she created her first animation. Since then she has made over 70 animations, many of them about the war in Iraq. This week PDA got a chance to chat with Ava, whose powerful photo animation "WWJD?" on her web page has been stirring up some controversy.
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Posted on Thu, 04 May 2006 10:39 by Ava
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I'll be on the Alan Colmes Show tomorrow night!
Tomorrow night I'll be on the Alan Colmes show. I'll be on to discuss my website and the animations I produce. You can listen to the show on the radio or online.

To find a radio near you that carries the show click here

If you'd rather listen online click "listen live" on the show's site.

Posted on Wed, 03 May 2006 01:40 by Ava
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Audio of 'Voice of Reason' Interview
Hi everyone. Here's the audio of my interview on "The Voice of Reason" today. It's a very short clip and 1.89MB. Check it out by clicking on the logo or the link below, and let me know what you think.

If you missed my "Stacy Taylor Show" from last week interview you can check it out here:

Thanks ya'll! wink
Posted on Mon, 01 May 2006 06:47 by Ava
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3 Years Ago Today

Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.

- George W. Bush
May 1, 2003

At least 2,401 U.S. troops have died in the war in Iraq, and at least 2,263 of those deaths have occured after Bush declared "mission accomplished."

How many more deaths will it take for all Americans to stand up and demand the truth from the Bush administration and an end to the war in Iraq?

Posted on Mon, 01 May 2006 12:12 by Ava
Posted by Ava

'The Voice of Reason' Interview on Monday at 8:30am(EST)
On Monday at 8:30am(EST) I'll be on the 'The Voice of Reason' News Talk 1270 in Buffalo, NY. Be sure to listen in and let me know what you think.

You can listen live on the radio or from this link:
(click "listen live" from the menu)
Posted on Fri, 28 April 2006 12:46 by Ava
Posted by Ava

The 32% - NEW Animation!
Hey everyone! Check out the new Peace Takes Courage animation "The 32%"

It's only 752KB so it should load very quickly.


This animation responds to the attacks I've recieved about the website. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Posted on Thu, 27 April 2006 08:07 by Ava
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I want to THANK you all!
Thank you so much for the support I have recieved. I want to thank Cindy Sheehan, Matthew Rothschild, Stacy Taylor, you all, and the countless amount of people who have sent their support!

Here is the audio of my interview with Stacy Taylor today. The clip is a little over 12 minutes long and it's 6.4MB

Let me know what you think!

Thanks again!
Posted on Wed, 26 April 2006 09:37 by Ava
Posted by Ava

Cindy Sheehan: Peace Takes Courage
Cindy Sheehan wrote an article about the website and me today. Thanks so much Cindy!


Peace Takes Courage
by Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Families for Peace

I have a new friend. She is a 15 year young peace activist named Ava Lowery. She is disgusted with the war and with the Bush regime and she started to use her talents for animation to make cartoons that oppose Bush and the war in Iraq.

She first came to my attention when I read an article about all of the ugly hate mail she is getting on her site for a particularly poignant and brilliant animation she has called: "WWJD." It is a heartbreaking piece that has a child singing: "Jesus loves me" and during the song she shows pictures of dead, wounded, bloody, and screaming Iraqi children. She wanted to show how Jesus loves Iraqi children also which is apparently a frightening concept to the people who practice Bushianity.

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Posted on Wed, 26 April 2006 11:44 by Ava
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I just got off the phone with Cindy Sheehan after recieving a very kind email from her. She told me that she supports my effort and has given me permission to post the email.


Dear Ava
I stand in awe of your gifts and your courage and integrity to use them for peace.

As you know, I am fully aware of how much courage it does take.

I stand with you 100 percent and if you ever need me for anything, please call me.

Love you and hang in there. You ARE doing the right thing and you ARE a true American,

Thank you so much Cindy for your kind and encouraging email and phone call. I hope one day I can be as brave and courageous as you have been.
Posted on Tue, 25 April 2006 06:51 by Ava
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Hi everyone! Tomorrow morning around 8am(PST) I'll be on the Stacy Taylor Show on AM 1360 San Diego. Stacy Taylor is San Diego's leading independent and progressive voice. I'll be on to discuss my website and the vicious negative feedback I've gotten about it. Listen live on the radio or on the net from this link:

Wish me luck!
Posted on Tue, 25 April 2006 04:28 by Ava
Posted by Ava

A big Thank You to everyone!
On April 24, Matthew Rothschild of the Progressive Magazine released an article about the hurtful attacks I endured after the release of my animation "WWJD." Since the release of the article, I have received hundreds of supportive emails from people across the country including many Soldiers and Vets. I would like to thank you all for your kind comments and for your support. I would also like the thank Mr. Rothschild for taking an interest in my website and my work. Remember, PEACE takes COURAGE.

- Ava
Posted on Tue, 25 April 2006 02:09 by Ava
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Via: The Progressive


Ava Lowery is a fifteen-year-old who lives in Alabama. She calls herself a peace activist, and for the past year, she’s been producing her own short animations on her website, All in all, she’s made about seventy of them, she says, and most of them oppose Bush and his Iraq War.

“I was just so mad about it,” she explains. “And the media are not showing the real images of the war, so I did a lot research and started my own website.”

She submitted one of her latest creations, “WWJD,” to the monthly “contagious” contest that is running. (It’s an open contest that ranks the number of viewers for each submission.)

“WWJD” (“What Would Jesus Do”) is a powerful animation that features a soundtrack of a child singing “Jesus loves me, this I know” while one picture after another of a wounded, bloody, or screaming Iraqi child fills the screen.

“The object of the animation,” says Lowery, is “to get the following point across: Jesus loves Iraqis, too.”

Lowery ends the video with quotations from Beatitudes, including, “Blessed are they who mourn” and “Blessed are the meek” and “Blessed are the merciful” and “Blessed are the peacemakers.”

She says she’s received a lot of positive feedback in short messages back to her site. And she understands that the fact that “people are on the web, and they just let loose.” But she was unprepared for the viciousness of the negative feedback - especially the ugly sexual slurs similar to those that Cindy Sheehan has faced. (If you can’t stand foul language, stop reading now.)

Keep reading...

Posted on Mon, 24 April 2006 03:58 by Ava
Posted by Ava

NEW ANIMATION - Impeach the Decider!
Check out the new Peace Takes Courage animation, and let me know what you think. The animation is called "Impeach The Decider" and it's 1.81MB.

Hope you all like it, and if you like the animation please help me out by sending it around to friends and family, or by posting it on your blog or webiste.

Thanks! smile
Posted on Fri, 21 April 2006 10:25 by Ava

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