Friday, November 25, 2011

#PeaceDecember

We've been having a lot of success with #AfghanistanTuesday -- a weekly conversation on Twitter about getting the U.S. military out of Afghanistan.

Now Wednesdays are devoted to raising awareness of U.S. detention practices in Guantanamo, Bagram, and other places, and publicizing the national mobilization to protest the 10th anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center on January 11, 2012: see #closeGITMO.


There is rapidly growing concern about U.S. saber-rattling about Iran, and so Fridays have now been devoted to figuring out how to head off the rush into another U.S. war: #NoIranWar.


December is a time when we talk a lot about "Peace on Earth." Let's do a little less shopping and little more tweeting. And organizing. And protesting!

#PeaceDecember


Related posts

There is a need for a much broader effort to tackle the issue of Palestine, particularly among faith communities (congregations). Why not start in December, when all eyes turn toward Bethlehem?

(See Faith Communities Need to Get Active Working for Justice in Palestine)



The United States may set the standard for human desire -- for the mindless pursuit of the bright and shiny object -- but, heaven knows, China is not to be outdone.

(See China and USA - Like a Moth to the Flame)




Can we imagine a world in which December ISN'T the eve of yet another anniversary of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay?  What will it take to bring justice to the people who have been held there without charge for the past decade+ ?

(See Chicago Protests Guantanamo Detention)