Bus, The Yellow Rose Torched
& Of Note - Peace Bus Torched
- On Januarr 11th, The Yellow Rose (aka The Peace
Bus) was destroyed by fire while ata truck stop in southern New Jersey. Owner-Operator-Driver
(and Veteran), Jim Goodnow escaped the flames but the bus was totalled.
who was at Camp Casey with Cindy Sheehan in August of 2005, got
the Yellow Rose shortly thereafter and has been providing transportation to Iraq
Veterans Against the War for their various tours and anti-war activities.
Perry, a disabled vet and anti-war activist from the Delaware
Valley Veterans For America wrote:
"Yellow Rose" bus, was totaled by fire, around 9:30 pm, Friday night,
bus, often mired in controversy since the IVAW "Dirty South" tour that
left Philly in June, and had Active Duty BBQ's @ Ft Meade, Ft Jackson, Camp Lejeune,
Ft Benning, and other Southern Military Posts ( Including an IVAW benefit by Tom
Morello, of Rage Against the Machine, and AudioSlave, in Virginia ) as well as
backdrop for many a Demonstration, and Ft Drum, NY, organizing parties, has finally
photo shows the huge "Don't Attack Iran" and "Impeach Bush"
logos, that let everybody on the highway know just how the occupants felt about
the state of the state.
(and Veteran) Jim Goodnow pulled into a South Jersey Truck Stop, to catch a 3
or 4 hour nap. Jim saw, in retrospect, some suspicious activity outside the bus,
and about 20 minutes later, the entire engine compartment, and back of the bus
was engulfed in flames.
Goodnow speculates that the cause could have been anything from ARSON, to ATTEMPTED
MURDER. He plans to notify the ATF Arson Squad on Saturday morning.
Well, RAISE HELL !
Delaware Valley Veterans For America
American Veteran, VVAW, VFP, VFW, VVA
fund has been set up to help Jim Goodnow get The Yellow Rose back On The Road!
can be made out to:
For Peace, Chapter 106
spell this out) Put in memo line: BUS FUND
1804 Tree LIne Drive
Carrollton, TX 75007
donation is tax deductible.
Here Learn More About The Yellow Rose of Texas
Of Note - Insom contributing Alt-Journalist and Photographer Jeremy
Hogan was at Camp Casey in 2005. Click
Here to see. hear and read his experiences at Camp Casey
in his story, You are a guest
Bush is our neighbor
Hogan has been to Washington DC numerous times (where he met Jim Goodnow
) documenting the Anti-War movement. Click
Here to read his story "Is
This 2007 or 1965?"