Do something on Friday to end the war

The Iraq Moratorium, a nationwide grassroots movement uniting individuals and groups against the Iraq war, will be observed on Friday, April 18.

Individual actions can range from wearing a black armband or a button to school or work to writing letters, putting up signs, calling members of Congress, and a wide variety of other actions.

The Moratorium website offers ideas, and lists planned group actions across the country. Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice lists Wisconsin events here.

In Milwaukee, Peace Action and the Milwaukee Coalition for a Just Peace sponsor a vigil every month from 5 to 6 p.m. at Water and Wisconsin, in the heart of downtown, during afternoon rush hour.

Please join us for all or part of the hour if you can. Or, if you can’t, do something individually on Friday, or join an action where you live. It all matters. And doing it at the same time magnifies and amplifies what we do.

Since it began eight months ago, the Iraq Moratorium has sparked more than 800 group events – vigils, rallies, marches, speakers, films, and other actions -listed on the group’s website, with reports, photos and videos.

If you really can’t do anything else to observe the day on Friday — or even if you can — a contribution would be most welcome. Here’s the link to donate.

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