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War Sucks
(and then your kids pay for it)
Ian Gray - January 2005

I've always detested war. It has always amazed me that humans will kill each other over something as isolated and nebulous as the neural activity in their brain tissue. I was reminded just how much I hate war recently as I watched my 22 year-old nephew prepare to get shipped off to Iraq, wondering if the U.S. Army would indeed take care of his wife and two toddlers by returning them to the states from Germany, so they's be closer to family while he served, and perhaps making sure they were taken care of if he died defending the policies of the Bush administration and the U.S. government.

Over the past several years, especially since the current administration dragged America (and therefore me, I guess) into another war based on their fat rich old white men policies, I began to feel more and more queasy, more and more embarrassed, and finally, very very angry. I've lived long enough to know that we'll never end war, but in the meantime I thought maybe I could do something to help clean up the mess it makes. As I research via the web and through other correspondence, we'll do our best to add useful anti-war links and content here.

Peace, y'all.

Anti-War Resources On The Web

United for Peace
"United for Peace is an online resource and national campaign that brings together a broad range of organizations throughout the United States to help coordinate our work against a U.S. war on Iraq"
Events Lookup Calendar | Spring Organizing Drive


The American Friends Service Committee
"The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice"


Peace Action
"Peace Action, formerly SANE and the Freeze, is the nation's largest grassroots peace group. As the nation's largest grassroots peace group we get results: from the 1963 treaty to ban above ground nuclear testing, to the 1996 signing of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, from ending the war in Vietnam, to blocking weapons sales to human rights abusing countries. "


Global Exchange
"An international human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political and social justice. Since our founding in 1988, we have increased the US public's global awareness while building partnerships worldwide"


VolunteerMatch.Org
"The mission of VolunteerMatch is to help everyone find a great place to volunteer. The nonprofit, online service is helping thousands of nonprofit organizations attract the volunteer support they need"


EndTheWar.Org
"A nation-wide network of over 300 peace and justice, student and faith-based organizations united to work for a common cause. Our original mission was to end the illegal, unjust, and inhumane war being waged against the people of Iraq by member states of the United Nations, led by the United States in the form of 13 years of sanctions and ongoing bombings"

More To Come....
January 15, 2005

 

Iraq Diaries
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