Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Time to Act!

Voices for Creative Non Violence has launched a campaign called The Occupation Project: A Campaign of Sustained Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to End the Iraq War.

They are occupying congressional offices across the country in an ongoing effort to demand not only an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq but also money for humanitarian aid and reconstruction to be done, not by Haliburton et. al.; but by the Iraqi people.

Despite this little article in our Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Arrests for attempting redress of grievances have been made.

For those of you who wish to participate in this project I urge you to contact Voices for Creative Non Violence and get involved. Not everyone is willing or able to get arrested even for the very best of reasons but there are certainly other ways to support this effort. You can leaflet outside to let passersby know what is going on inside their Representative’s offices at the time of the action. There is press work to be done which often involves phone calls and hand delivery of press releases. If you have a blog write about these actions. You can go to court to support those who do get arrested.

We have all been waiting for something to do to stop this war. This is a very creative and direct way to put pressure on the people who have the ability to reign in George W. Bush. Let’s all think about what we can do to support and build on this campaign.

Lot’s of information is available at their website: http://www.vcnv.org/
The time is way past due for us all to pitch in and help end this nightmare. Every voice counts. Let’s be creative, non violent and most of all heard!

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