For all of us working to end the war in Afghanistan, October 8 will be an exciting day. There will be a march in Chicago -- as well as protests in many other cities.
But what happens on October 9? Where do we go after the marching and shouting and protesting is over?
Do you have a view on what should happen next? How do we move forward in an organized way? How do we make the best use of the momentum gained on October 8? How do we keep from losing steam?
Please comment here!
Of course, there were many messages. But the message (or
messages) that matter is/are the one(s) the public is actually able to
hear. (Yes, and what we, ourselves, hear ... but at the end of the day
are we talking to ourselves or to the public?)
(See NATO in Chicago 2012: What Was the Protest Really About? )
#PakistanAgainstDrones campaign on Twitter.
(See What Would a Global Movement to Ground the Drones Look Like?)
exchange has always stuck with me, because once you peel away the
hopeless competitiveness and lack of compassion of these two characters,
you are left with a grain of truth: if you want to succeed, you need to go where the conversation is taking place. The question for us: are we willing to check our egos at the door and get busy talking to people?
(See Antiwar Agitation in 2014: Less Mercutio, More Larry Levy )