Are you coming to Cleveland June 27-28 for the National Assembly of antiwar activists, to talk strategy to end this senseless slaughter?
It looks like a lot of people are. There are 482 endorsers of the session,including many of the nation’s most active peace groups.
The Iraq Moratorium, with which I’m affiliated, will have a number of people there to take part in the discussions, present a workshop, and, we hope, make some personal connections with people from around the country who participate in the monthly Iraq Moratorium or would like to know more about it.
If that describes you, we’d like to hear from you in advance so we can look you up in Cleveland or plan to get together while we’re there.
Iraq Moratorium #10 is on Friday, June 20, and already some 55 events are listed, with more being added every day for the next two weeks. Check the listings for one near you, or add your own if it’s not already listed.
There have already been more than 1,000 actions under the Moratorium umbrella, ranging from street corner vigils to direct action against warmakers.
That’s one of the unique things about the Moratorium. It’s not “one size fits all.” People and groups are free to do their own thing. All the Moratorium asks is that they all do it on the Third Friday of every month, so coordinated action can have a bigger impact.
The focus in Cleveland is likely to be on building big national or regional protests, and we need to do that.
But the Moratorium, mobilizing people every month, can help to build the kind of network that will turn people out for bigger actions later. The Moratorium’s goal is to get many more of the vast majority of Americans who oppose the war to act — to get the silent majority to speak up.
But I digress.
If you’re going to be in Cleveland and would like to get together with some of the national core group working on the Moratorium, please e-mail us and let us know.
In the meantime, do something on June 20 to end the war and occupation.