Especially important is the fact that the Occupy movement understands the systemic nature of the problems our country is mired in. And they have a determination to go to the root of those systemic problems. That's essential to the antiwar movement. We don't just have a war problem ... we have a war economy problem!
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Un-Occupying Afghanistan? #AfghanistanTuesday"
For several months now, people on Twitter have been gathering weekly to spread awareness of the need to get out of Afghanistan AND to figure out solutions to the larger problem of American militarism. It's exciting that the hashtag #antiwar has now been joined with the hashtag #ows.
What do you think we should be doing to make the #ows + #antiwar connection?
See you on Twitter on #AfghanistanTuesday.
(See Should OWS lead the overthrow of the U.S. support of Israeli crimes? )
If the Occupy movement has taught me one thing, it is that every time I hear some person or group of people being described as "different," I should stop and think. And think again. Would it really be possible for U.S. leaders to be talking about war with Iran if people here stopped to think about how different people there aren't?
(See Why OWS Should Lead the "No Iran War!" Resistance)
(See Taking the NO DRONES! Message to the Masses at Chicago's Air & Water Show on the No Drones Illinois website.)