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Comments are now back up
With spam control! wink

I'll have a longer post with some exciting updates coming tomorrow. Keep an eye out for it!
Posted on Sat, 23 August 2008 09:21 by Ava
Posted by Ava

Comments are down
I'll get them back up asap, but we the blog is having some technical difficulties with captcha, and as a result the spammers are hitting the blog hard. I'll have the comments back up soon with spam protection.
Posted on Sat, 23 August 2008 07:15 by Ava
Posted by Ava

i tore some ligaments in my arm
so unfortunately i won't be updating with a new video for awhile. i only have one arm to work with, so there will be a lack of updates in the next few weeks. sorry guys... as a friend recently said, injury seems to have a crush on me.
Posted on Mon, 21 July 2008 08:19 by Ava
Posted by Ava

New Video: No More War

Watch the video: Quicktime | YouTube | HQ Quicktime

John McCain has made it clear that if elected, he plans to continue the Bush Administration's "legacy", specifically when it comes to the war in Iraq. Over 4,000 American troops have been killed in the war, and it is estimated that at least 1,000,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the war. We've already had 5 years of a disastrous war. Do we really need four more?

A special thanks to Torquil Dewar for donating a computer. If it weren't for him this video wouldn't be up! Thanks so much!
Posted on Sat, 12 July 2008 05:40 by Ava
Posted by Ava

Air America Interview

Check out my interview on Radio Nation with Laura Flanders tomorrow at 1pm(est) on Air America radio or at

The interview aired today as well, but I didn't have the net working today in time to post about it. You can still check the show out tomorrow though or check out the podcasts here:
Posted on Sat, 21 June 2008 02:29 by Ava
Posted by Ava

My Computer Is Fried
There will be no new Peace Takes Courage updates for awhile. My computer was murdered yesterday evening by the lightning. Not only did the lightning take out my computer, but also two tv's and a cable box. I'm hoping that it was only the power part of the computer that is messed up - my tech guy(aka my bro) is coming tomorrow to look at it. Today I headed down to my granny and papa's to visit with them, so I'm using their computer now.

I'll be heading home next week and at that point it may be awhile until I'm online again - it depends on the damage and if I'll have to get a new computer or just replace a part. I can't afford a new computer right now so hopefully the whole computer isn't messed up. I'll probably be scarce over the next few weeks, but I'll try to check my email and the site when I can.

Sorry guys... this really really really really sucks. sad
Posted on Fri, 13 June 2008 06:36 by Ava
Posted by Ava

PeaceTakesCourage featured in YES! Magazine
Pick up the summer issue of YES! Magazine and turn to page 10 for a brief article on PeaceTakesCourage. I was named of the magazine's "People We Love" in the Summer 2008 issue, and considering the company I'm in I'm really honored! You can check out the list here: (at the bottom of the page)

The article isn't online yet, but you can check out a little bit here:
Posted on Tue, 27 May 2008 07:12 by Ava
Posted by Ava

Memorial Day 2008 - take a moment to remember

Watch Video: Windows Media Player | Quicktime | YouTube

This is a video I made for this Memorial Day last year. Unfortunately the death toll in of the current wars has risen since this video was made, and hopefully by the next Memorial day that will no longer be happening. Regardless of how we feel about past and currents wars, we should all honor and respect anyone who signs up to defend our country. This video is my Memorial Day tribute to all of those brave men and women.
Posted on Mon, 26 May 2008 10:34 by Ava
Posted by Ava

Be sure to watch for PeaceTakesCourage on This Brave Nation
I just got this email from Brave New Nation.. the documentary series I took part in. I'm really honored and excited to be in such an awesome series with so many inspiring people! Check it out below:

Dear Fellow Progressives,

Who are your heroes?

Van Jones on green jobs? Pete Seeger’s 70 years of activism? 17-year old Ava Lowery who has been protesting the Iraq war since the age of 14? Brave New Foundation and The Nation magazine have teamed together to produce This Brave Nation, a documentary series in 5 parts that celebrates these remarkable progressives and inspires a new generation. Now, we want you to nominate your heroes.

This Brave Nation is what happens when the oldest magazine in America teams up with the country's most revolutionary media pioneer. You will see Tom Hayden, Dolores Huerta, Carl Pope, Bonnie Raitt, and Pete Seeger in one-on-one conversations with rising stars like Majora Carter, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Ava Lowery, and Anthony Romero. Check out the first episode on June 1st at and then be sure to tune in each Sunday through mid-July to see the other episodes in the series.

The leaders featured in This Brave Nation are our heroes. Now, we want to know who your young heroes are! The Nation and Brave New Foundation are ALSO creating the Brave Nation Award - presented to the country's most inspiring young local hero from a pool of candidates nominated through an online contest and selected by the ten featured heroes themselves. Who do you know who is making a change at the local level? Take a minute to think about it. Do you know a young person who speaks for those who cannot? Is there someone working to make your community a cleaner space in which to live? Are you actively working to make this world a more just place? The Brave Nation Award will recognize one of these exceptional individuals.

We want to be inspired by YOU. Go to and nominate one of your heroes.

This series will be available free-of-charge over the internet, but there will be DVDs available. For a $15 donation, we will give you 2 copies of the series, $30 for 5 or $50 for ten. Keep one for yourself and donate the other copies to local schools, libraries and young people in your life. To donate and receive a DVD, go to:

Join with us, in This Brave Nation!
Posted on Wed, 21 May 2008 11:59 by Ava
Posted by Ava

New Video: Footsteps

Watch Video: YouTube | Windows Media Player

For almost eight years we have been following in the footsteps of George W. Bush. Over 5 years ago, his footsteps have lead us into a war based on lies. Today we are still following the same footsteps, and our country is still headed in the wrong direction. John McCain wants to follow those footsteps left behind by Bush. Do you?

Also, just a heads up. This will be the last video I post for awhile(other than a memorial day video which is already complete) due to computer problems. My computer is near the end of its days, and as a result it is extremely hard for me to edit videos right now. I've tried my extra programs as well, but all video editing programs are crashing on me. If you want to help out and get PeaceTakesCourage videos coming out again soon, please head to and consider buying one or more of the PeaceTakesCourage I.D. tags(10 bucks each). Thanks!
Posted on Wed, 21 May 2008 11:42 by Ava
Posted by Ava

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Fallout in the FYI competition
Voting ends tomorrow at noon pacific time. To vote for FALLOUT: Coming Home from the War in Iraq please rank it a 10 to vote for it and encourage friends to do the same.

You can watch the video and vote for it here(you must be logged into myspace to vote):

I was inspired to make this short film because it isn't often that we hear about war's effects directly from those who are effected: the returning troops. As someone who has military family members who have been in past wars, and the current wars, I felt it was important to hear directly from a veteran of the Iraq war. This is how the Iraq war has affected one soldier.
Posted on Wed, 14 May 2008 12:03 by Ava
Posted by Ava

5 Years Ago Today
George W. Bush declared "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq. 3,925 American troops have died since he made that declaration and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed.

This video is a year old, so keep in mind while watching that unfortunately the death toll has increased since then.

Posted on Thu, 01 May 2008 08:56 by Ava
Posted by Ava

40 Years Ago Today
We lost a hero and inspiration to many. On April 4, 1968 at 6:01 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed while standing on his motel's 2nd floor balcony.

Below is Bobby Kennedy's Indianapolis speech announcing the assassination of King.
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Posted on Fri, 04 April 2008 12:16 by Ava
Posted by Ava

FALLOUT: Coming Home From the War in Iraq

A short film by Ava Lowrey about the war in Iraq and its effects on our returning troops. Pro-war or anti-war, we should all take the time to listen to what our returning troops have to say.

Watch It: Myspace(Film Your Issue Entry) | YouTube

This a short(2 minute) film I've entered into the "Film Your Issue" contest. Please check it out and leave a comment. This is also a taste of what is to come with the full length documentary I'm working on.
Posted on Thu, 03 April 2008 09:27 by Ava
Posted by Ava

Frontline: Bush's War - Watch it online

Frontline had an excellent two part series on how the war in Iraq began and how it was fought, both on the ground and deep inside the government. You can watch the full two-part series on Frontline's website:

From the horror of 9/11 to the invasion of Iraq; the truth about WMD to the rise of an insurgency; the scandal of Abu Ghraib to the strategy of the surge -- for seven years, FRONTLINE has revealed the defining stories of the war on terror in meticulous detail, and the political dramas that played out at the highest levels of power and influence.

Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga unfolds in the two-part FRONTLINE special Bush's War. Veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk draws on one of the richest archives in broadcast journalism -- more than 40 FRONTLINE reports on Iraq and the war on terror. Combined with fresh reporting and new interviews, Bush's War will be the definitive documentary analysis of one of the most challenging periods in the nation's history.
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Posted on Wed, 26 March 2008 10:58 by Ava

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