Malachi Ritschler burned himself alive earlier this month to  protest the war in Iraq, here are some links and more articles that are deciphering this act of a martyr for peace.

Either way you look at it we have to get this story out there, the mainstream press wants this to just look like the act of a mentally ill person and not a political act.  

Even though it is sad and a loss for the anti-war and artist community that he chose to give up his life for the cause of peace, it  appeared that he thought this out and knew what his actions meant in much the same way that Buddist monks did this during the Viet Nam war. His mission statement can be read at:

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