Sunday, March 16, 2008

do something!

Iraq Fax-in: Let's Show Congress How We Feel

March 19 marks the 5th Anniversary of Bush's disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq - yet there is no end in sight.

The costs so far are staggering: 4,000 young Americans killed, tens of thousands maimed... 1 million Iraqis killed, millions maimed... $562 billion in tax dollars stolen from our children... $3 trillion cost to our economy through veterans care, weapons replacement, higher oil prices, and the collapsing dollar. All that in just 5 years!

We elected a Democratic Congress in 2006 to bring our troops home, but they keep giving Bush blank checks. Incredibly, Congress will soon vote on another $102 billion blank check.

On this 5th Anniversary, it is time for everyone who hates this occupation to do something about it. And we're making it as simple and effective as we can.

We're calling it the Iraq Fax-In. It's like a sit-in, only you can do it from home.

1. Fax an image to Congress that visually expresses how you feel about the invasion and occupation of Iraq. We've posted a few ideas, but we welcome all of yours!

2. Email your Representatives by signing our "Out of Iraq" petition on the right side here:

Let's each do our part to make the world a better place.

Resist in March

On March 19, peace and justice organizations will hold actions around the country and in Washington, DC to demand an end to the funding of the occupation, along with the impeachment of the president and vice president who launched it. For the full range of activities, see

MARCH 19, 2008 (Wednesday) Nonviolent Civil Resistance in All 435 Congressional Districts and in the Nation's Capital on the Fifth Anniversary of the Occupation of Iraq

Locations in each congressional district, to be determined locally, will include congressional offices (Congress Members and Senators will be in their districts on this day), federal buildings, military recruiters, weapons makers, war profiteers, or corporate media outlets. In Washington, with Congress out of town, the focus will be on war profiteers in the military industrial disaster-capitalism complex. Events will include roles for people not wanting to risk arrest.

LOCAL EVENTS: Post Yours! Update it.
Resources for nonviolent activism: HERE.Resources for promoting your event in the media: HERE.Flyers and posters with room for local info: HERE.Ideas for local actions: HERE.

"injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"



Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

so what do u expect this to accomplish an what do u think it will accomplish

focusedpurpose said...

i would hope that if nothing else, complacency will be eliminated. we are at a pivotal point in history and the masses are sitting quietly by.

the masses must go into action to force the hand of the government. sociopaths are very motivated by "appearances". the gains of the civil rights movement can in great part be attributed to international embaressment. we are sitting by watching...rather than standing and doing.

we will find if we continue on this path that the ancestral account from which we withdraw reflects a zero balance. we are not paying into this account. only withdrawing. one world government is well on the way. doing nothing is not an option as far as i can see.

if you know something i don' all means share. i don't want to be front and center...not opposed, more interest to be in motion rather than not... however, i would like to do that smart and well. i respect your knowledge. share. let!


Lapa said...

Coimbra, April 23, 1975.
"A few days ago, during the homily of Sunday Mass in a parish church in rural surroundings, the priest spoke to his parishioners about the forthcoming elections for the Constituent Assembly. Launched hand of the parabola to be better understood and told them:

-- "My dear brothers in Christ: suppose that one of you is owner of a dairy cow; if socialism wins, the brother takes the cow, but will have to give the milk to the party, if the communism wins, we will stand without the milk and without the cow. .." "

focusedpurpose said...


hi. welcome. thanks for stopping in.

i have read and re-read your comment. i place great value on understanding. help me stand in the light of understanding. what do you mean? what would you like me to take from your comment?

i look forward to clarification.

thanks again for stopping in. you are always welcome.