you are with us, or you are with the terrorists . .
. and we know that God is not neutral between them."
know war as few other men now living know it,
and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long
advocated its complete
abolition, as its very destructiveness
in both friend and foe has rendered it useless
as a method of settling international disputes.
General Douglas MacArthur
must put an end to
war or war will put an end to mankind.
only way to abolish
war is to make peace heroic.
we put an end to the human race, or shall mankind
we do not abolish
war on this earth, then surely,
one day war will abolish us from the earth.
|Donald Rumsfeld making oil deal with
Saddam Hussein after he used chemical
WMD sold to him by President Reagan.
||Saddam Hussein captured by U.S. forces
ostensibly for possession of chemical WMD.
does it matter to the dead, the orphans, and the
homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought
under the name of totalitarianism
or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.
If you, too, find it impossible
to ignore the preemptive military attack and subsequent
occupation of Iraq ... impossible to dismiss your feelings
that you must DO SOMETHING
to stop it, here are some suggestions. Work to abolish
war altogether. Not just this war or that war, but the
abolition of all war just as slavery, child labor,
and voting rights for white-men-only have been abolished.
Many thanks to Elissa, Don and others unnamed for contributing
to the following list of resources.
Working to Abolish War
Groups Working for Peace
If it's not already part of your routine, please take some
time everyday to sign petitions, send letters/faxes, and make
phone calls. Here's a list of suggested actions and resources:
Send a Letter
- Join Amnesty International
in demanding that President Bush adhere to obligations under
international human rights and humanitarian laws.
Oxfam is an
international humanitarian and development organization
founded to bring relief and progress to people in crisis.
A world leader in emergency water and sanitation systems,
Oxfam has already created emergency facilities for refugees
along the Iraqi border and is poised to provide life-saving
services throughout the region as these fast-evolving
conditions permit. In addition to providing immediate
relief, Oxfam is committed to helping the Iraqi people
rebuild their lives and livelihoods over the long term.
Sign the Petitions
List of National
|ABC World News Tonight
|CBS Evening News
Phone: (212) 301-3000; Phone: 1-888-369-4762
|Bob Wright, NBC President
NBC Nightly News
Phone: (201) 583-5000
Fax: (201) 583-5453
to media & government websites.
Here are some
other suggestions to make a difference
Donate blood at a local Red Cross.
Write letters of condolence to the families of soldiers killed,
wounded or captured.
Let your loved ones know that you love them.
Pray and/or meditate.
Carefully study the events that led up to the current war,
as well as past wars and the results that they created.
Give some money or food to a homeless person.
Take public transportation more often.
Ask more questions.
Call radio talk shows and express your observations and insights.
Use multiple sources for information, especially foreign press.
Attend a peace vigil, anti-war protest, or anti-anti-war (pro
Light a candle, ring a bell, read a book.
Call or write to your congress-person, letting them know how
you feel and what you think should be done differently.
Think critically, speak distinctly, and listen carefully,
especially to opposing points of view.
Acknowledge those who disagree with you as individuals, not
as members of some group.
Take a day off of work if you can. Spend the day alone at
a park or somewhere out in nature.
Start a journal. In it, write about not only what is happening,
but what you intend to do about it.