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How to Protest the War

Thursday, February 13th, 2003 · No Comments

I added my name to the Not in Our Name protest statement back in October and late last night received the latest email update from the campaign about ways we can fight the administration’s hell-bent desire to go to war:

    Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 20:55:15 -0500
    From: Not In Our Name
    To: Gabe
    Subject: This war is not inevitable

    Dear Gabe,

    As everyone can see, the clock is at five minutes to midnight. The Bush administration is hell-bent on war. It is a war that is wrong, and we must stop it.

    At this point everyone must act as though the future of the world depends on it . . . because it does. Here are three important ways that you can take action.

    First, you can participate in antiwar actions throughout the country on February 15-16. For detailed information go to and

    Second, you can stand with Arthur Miller, Sam Hammil and the major poets of America who are speaking out against the war. In New York, there will be a major program “Poems Not Fit for the White House” on February 17 at Avery Fisher Hall, the Lincoln Center. For details see

    Third, the Not In Our Name Project is calling on the entire peace movement to join together in a national day before the war begins, a day when everybody stops normal activity and participates in many different forms of opposition to the war. Hopefully this can happen by the end of the month. Watch for details at

    As you may have heard, both Stars and Stripes and the Military Times publications have pulled the Not In Our Name statement from publication after accepting our ad and payment. Even before the war, wartime censorship has set in. To continue getting the statement published, please send your contribution to Not In Our Name, 158 Church St, PMB9, New York, NY 10007.

I will be at the San Francisco protest this Sunday, February 16, 2003. What are you doing to fight the war effort?

Don’t be scared or intimidated by the code orange terrorist alert. This is day 7 of its being at that level. Why? American support for the impending war is dwindling and the government needs to scare us into supporting it.

Oh yes, and for the love of God, don’t forget to buy your code orange duct tape — “THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN YOU, YOUR LOVED ONES, AND YOUR FAMILY FROM THIS NEFARIOUS AND DIABOLICAL ATTACK.”

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