I had just walked
back into my hotel room yesterday after chaining myself to the White
House fence and being arrested, when I saw White House press secretary,
Robert Gibbs, say that removing troops from Afghanistan was "not an
Hundreds of us were out in front of the White House as
this nation is heading into the 9th year of what is the longest overt
military misadventure, next to Vietnam.
Sixty-one other people
were arrested with me. Organizations calling for the end to torture and
for single-payer Medicare for all were in attendance, along with Vet
groups and other pro-peace organizations and leaders.
When I saw
such a quick response to our protest, I was angry, of course, but I was
also excited. First of all, when Obama said that we had to "make him do
it," I knew Obama was just blowing smoke out of his hind end, like he
blows cigarette smoke out of his mouth. Secondly, I know we are being
heard and I have complete realistic hope that this is the time for US
in the USA to make a difference.
The anti-war, peace movement must step our efforts up and take it to the next level of severe militant resistance.
only is this country borrowing or printing billions of dollars each
month for the military; almost one out of four of us do not have a job,
or are grossly underemployed; millions of us have or will lose our
homes due to foreclosure or eviction; and 1/6 of us don't have health
The police state is getting out of control and if we don't intensely exercise our rights immediately, we will lose them.
that end, we are organizing the most ambitious anti-war, peace event
ever. We are planning what we are calling, Peace of the Action which
will be the largest, most aggressive and sustained action ever done in
We are calling for 5000 people to commit to come to this
Nation's Capitol to participate in daily civil resistance to stop
"business as usual," because "business as usual" in this town is so
corrupt and disordered.
We are not calling for this commitment
for a day, a week, or a month. We are not even interested in making
symbolic gestures. We are calling for this commitment until our demands
of: All troops and para-military mercenaries, are ordered out of Iraq
and Afghanistan, the drone bombings in the tribal regions of Af-Pak are
discontinued and we get about the business of healing, reconciliation
I am going to move to DC to help coordinate
these actions and I will be 100% committed with you to be: "all in it
to win it." This time true change will happen, it must.
sacrifice a few of our creature comforts to rein in the Empire we live
in before it's too late. We will not start Peace of the Action until we
have 5000 people who are willing to join us.
This plan is ambitious,
audacious and bold. However, I truly think we have a chance to be
successful. We are looking for many coordinators, helpers and hell
raisers and are hoping to house, (or tent) and feed everyone until
Peace happens. This will take massive infrastructure and financial
Hopefully we can begin Peace of the Action by the 7th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq on March 19th.
Please email with any questions, or if you are ready to make a commitment to change the future for the better.