There will be a big peace march in Washington DC this Saturday. There is one in Los Angeles (see info below) and many other cities as well. If you live near one, please consider going.
This war and the politics behind it are literally destroying our country and our children's future. I truly believe that without citizen action on this and on the issues of global warming and peak oil, our kids will be living in a very bleak and violent world when they grow up. We have to take action ourselves, beyond voting and buying organic and raising our children non-violently. Those are all very important, and more long lasting of course, than just showing up at a peace march, but it's a hundreth monkey thing And I hope we are getting close to 100.
The Democrats are now in the majority in Congress so there is a better chance of citizen pressure being responding to. There is a wave of dissent and outrage building all over the country against this war for corporate empire. Getting millions of people in the streets could push those cautious Democrats into some bold legislative action.
The war has cost over 360 Billion dollars so far. It's now about 195 million per day and rising.
What life affirming things could that money be spent on? Who is making all that money? Who is paying for it with their taxes, and their lives?
More than 3,000 US soldiers are now dead and estimates of Iraqi dead range from 40,000 to 600,000. Have you ever seen the pictures of the Iraqi babies born deformed because of the depleted uranium we are littering their country with? Oh, it will make you cry. As mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters we have to do something.
It's time to say "No More!" loud and clear. Go to the march on 1/27 if you can. Tell your friends about it. We have to get the word out beyond the usual circles. Write a letter, make a phone call to your Senators and Representatives and say "Bring the troops home!". Put a big sign on your lawn. Whatever you're already doing - add something more. Please.
Peace & justice communities throughout Southern California unite to say:
BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
STOP FUNDING THE WAR!
March & Rally - Saturday, January 27th @ NOON
Starting at: Democratic Party Headquarters, 9th and Figueroa, Downtown LA
End of March/Rally: Federal Building, Spring and Los Angeles, Downtown LA