Make time every week to remember what’s happening in Afghanistan and push for change. On Twitter, this takes the form of #AfghanistanTuesday.
The Bring the War $$ Home resolution passed by the US Conference of Mayors on June 20, 2011 is sparking a grassroots movement to end the wars in the Middle East and Africa and re-direct the funds to domestic priorities. The resolution uses cautious language, stating a “drawdown of troops should be done in a measured way…” … Continue reading Bring Peace to your Town Board Meeting
The fifth chapter of The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace brings us into the 20th Century with a section from Jane Addams 1907 book Newer Ideals of Peace. She is the first woman’s voice we hear in The Power of Nonviolence. Her approach to peace work is informed by her work battling poverty, furthering feminism … Continue reading First US Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize 10/17/11
If you have been following along on this thread, then you know that #AfghanistanTuesday is a social media based weekly vigil to quickly end the costly Afghanistan War. It is primarily to protest the inaction to Congresspeople, but it also protests the inaction of US Senators and the President. It is designed to use Twitter as … Continue reading What I did on #AfghanistanTuesday
This is the tweet that started the concept of #AfghanistanTuesday on Twitter: [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/MidwestAntiwar/status/103208938941587456″] Let’s get the tweets rolling to end this ten-year war. The cost of all these wars are destroying the US. The US needs to leave now! Until the US leaves Afghanistan, tweet every Tuesday:
There’s never been a better time to speak out against injustices, stand up together for our rights and take action to preserve sovereignty, community and democracy.
Duke Augustus: I like to remember that the 4th of July is a celebration of Independence, not of war. It is the celebration of activists coming together to speak out against human rights violations and crying “Enough! We will not take any more.” IN that vein, one of our greatest Americans, Frederick Douglass spoke on July 5, … Continue reading Frederick Douglass speaks on the 4th of July