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Joshua Tree, California, January 2007

Speakers’ Corner, Hide Park, London, England, May 2005

Temple Gardens, Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2010

Train to Chiang Mai #2, Northern Thailand, February 2010

Train to Chiang Mai #5, Northern Thailand, February 2010

Muntazer al-Zaidi: Why I threw the shoe

Mr. Muntazer al-Zaidi,

It is unfortunate that you end your Guardian article with having thrown the shoe in the name of ‘patriotism’. Why not in the name of humanism, instead?

Patriotism is what aided the invasion and occupation of Iraq to begin with, and one of the principal causes of war along with nationalism and organized religion (mechanical thought).

What if all the soldiers had said ‘no’ when ordered to go kill innocent people in another land?

Bush and Rocks, Joshua Tree, California, US, January 2007

Taken in Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree national park.