Caw! Caw! Commercialism Against War
Although it is crucial that those of us opposed to a war against the people of Iraq make ourselves heard by communicating with our representatives in Congress and by gathering for national protests (such as on January 18), it is also important that we communicate our opposition on a daily basis. By publicly declaring opposition to the war in our communities, we may help those "in the closet" feel comfortable coming out against the war themselves.
If you are looking for a way to publicly advertise your opposition, but don't know where to begin, we suggest that you follow that good old American way: buy something. If you don't have the time or the creative wherewithal to come up with your own anti-war advertisements, there are others in business who can help you out. We think the following are just dandy sources of anti-war materials (and we aren't getting a penny for recommending them):
Remember, an anti-war movement is built person by person. Doing your part, no matter how small, is literally a matter of life and death.
- A lawn sign. They pop up for electoral campaigns; signs also work in anti-war campaigns. Boruck Printing in Seattle has produced red, white and blue "No Iraq War" lawn signs to communicate the message that one can be anti-war without being anti-American. Over 10,000 at last count pepper the Seattle area. Boruck is now delivering these signs nationwide. They also produce the same item as a bumper sticker and a magnetic poster. They can be reached at 800-536-8501, or at email@example.com.
- A car flag. Get a peace sign car flag and fly it proudly at peaceflags.org.
- A bumper sticker. Common Dreams has distributed over 180,000 of their "Attack Iraq? No!" bumper stickers. Northern Sun also has a passel of pro-peace bumperstickers.
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