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Iraq Moratorium II on Friday

[img_assist|nid=1661|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=100] OK, so the first Iraq Moratorium last month didn&;t stop the war.

Ready to try again? Friday&;s the day.

The moratorium, which continues on the third Friday of every month, encourages people to take individual or collective action to press for an end to the war.

There are a wide variety of suggestions from the national organizers as to what individuals can do, including:

Wear an antiwar button or sticker to work or school.

Wear a black armband to let people know you mourn the overwhelming loss of life in this war.

Distribute black armbands to others.

Hang an antiwar sign in your window, or put one on your lawn.

Call a local radio talk show and explain why you want this war to end.

Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper and let people know about the Iraq Moratorium and how they can get involved.

Make a large antiwar sign or banner and hang it from a busy overpass where people traveling to or from work will see it, or from some other highly visible location.

Put together a small (or large) group to stand vigil in front of a military recruiting station, your local federal building, or the office of your senator or representative in Congress.

Call the Washington, DC, offices of your senators and your representative.

Pressure politicians and the media

Hold vigils, pickets, rallies, and teach-ins

Hold special religious services

Coordinate events in music, art, and culture

Host film showings, talks, and educational events

Organize student actions: Teach-ins, school closings, etc.

In Milwaukee, there will be a rush hour vigil/rally from 5 to 6 p.m. at Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

There&;s more info at the What you choose to do is less important than that you do something. This is an ongoing effort that will build over time.

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October 17, 2007 - 10:18am

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