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What I did on #AfghanistanTuesday

Duke Augustus walking to the podium 09-13-11If 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 the forum for protest, and to spread to all peace people and budget hawks on that service, but will eventually be spread to the other social media outlets.

Last Tuesday in addition to spending the daylight hours reigning in shock doctrine capitalism, the Duke took part in the following #AfghanistanTuesday activities:

1.  Tweeted a blog post entitled Will your Rep Join @BruceBraley on #AfghanistanTuesday ? which explained that Bruce Braley was the first congressperson to answer query on whether they are willing to end the Afghanistan War quickly, and asked which Congresspersons would join him: Continue reading What I did on #AfghanistanTuesday

Will your Rep Join @BruceBraley on #AfghanistanTuesday ?

Joe Scarry posts about our first #AfghanistanTuesday suceess in Scarry Thoughts: AfghanistanHour: Speak Now Or ….:

This is what it looks like when a member of Congress states his position on getting out of Afghanistan:

Bruce Braley represents Iowas 1st congressional district and this is a tweet he sent August 26 in response to our query, “Where do you stand on bringing #troops #home from #Afghanistan?”

There is now a movement for #AfghanistanHour for Tuesday at Noon to be reserved for our elected officials to tweet their question about bringing the troops home:  Continue reading Will your Rep Join @BruceBraley on #AfghanistanTuesday ?

Has Your #Peace Group Joined #AfghanistanTuesday ?

Duke Augustus believes #AfghanistanTuesday is an effective way for your Peace Group to bring attention to the 10- year war the US is conducting in Afghanistan.  The US corporate media ignores any protests against the war, and even ignores that a war is going on.  The best way to stop the war is to bring the issue directly to thecitizens.  if you are not familiar with Twitter, they track search terms with a “#” before them, and report which ones are “tracking” meaning they are getting a lot of tweets.

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So what can your peace group do?  Get your members to give 5 minutes to advocate for peace:  Continue reading Has Your #Peace Group Joined #AfghanistanTuesday ?

@BarackObama End the #Afghanistan War #AfghanistanTuesday

Duke Augustus ask you to just take 30 seconds to end the war in Afghanistan by tweeting the title of this post. No need to look anything up or write anything.  Just copy, paste, & tweet.

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What is #Afghanistan Tuesday?   Continue reading @BarackObama End the #Afghanistan War #AfghanistanTuesday

Royal Song of the Day: Saturday 8/6/2011

Merging two stories in the news — the S&P downgrading and the loss of 38 US personnel in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan — the song for the day is “We Hate To See Them Go” by Malvina Reynolds. The song is on  Rise Up Singing., page 187. It is about a dream that “the bankers & the diplomats” would be the ones to go to war.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdOQESKGenY] Continue reading Royal Song of the Day: Saturday 8/6/2011