iraq moratorium # 5 this friday, january 18

The fifth Iraq Moratorium is this Friday, January 18. Today is a good day to think about how you can make visible your opposition to the US war on and occupation of Iraq.

In the US, more than 80 events are planned. They include:

  • The Raging Grannies of Mountain View, California will visit US Armed Forces recruiters. Their message: Killing( or Dying) is not a Career!

  • A vigil at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Maryland will call for money to be spent helping wounded veterans, not the war.

  • A peace march in Brattleboro, Vermont will feature drummers, horns, bagpipes, and dancers.

  • A public forum in Duluth, Minnesota will feature Native American and African American leaders speaking against the war.

  • A candlelight vigil in San Mateo, California will honor the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and incorporate his words against war.

    To see a list of actions, go here and click "80 Iraq Moratorium Day #5 Events: Find one near you!".

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    The Iraq Moratorium is an ongoing effort that asks people, on the third Friday of every month, to take some action, either individually or in a group, to call for an end to the war.

    You can wear a button or a black armband to work. You can join a vigil. You can write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. You can put a sign in your window or on your front lawn. You can talk to your neighbour or co-worker about your opposition to the war.

    Today is a good day to plan what you can do this Friday to contribute to the peace movement.
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