Monday, January 2, 2012


What are YOU going to do in 2012 to #RESIST US #NATO #war #murder #torture #detention #Afghanistan #Iran etc etc etc RSVP

(Happy New Year!)


Join the ranks of people who are saying "No Iran War!" -- before it happens!

Take action to turn "Torture-Free Chicago" into a "Torture-Free World."

Do something -- every week! -- to bring about the end of U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Continue the struggle to close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, end indefinite detention, and fight "Guantanamo for EVERYONE!" under the NDAA.

. . . AND ESPECIALLY . . .

Oppose the anti-liberty ordinance that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to foist on Chicagoans!

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The key line in the essay is: “Before anyone else thinks to worry, you are worrying; only after everyone else is enjoying joy, do you experience joy." I thought of it yesterday when people who have been working hard as part of the resistance to U.S. wars and aggression met up in Chicago's Federal Plaza to address the winding down of the war in Iraq.

(See Yueyang Pavilion and Permanent Resistance )

Faced with chorus of voices saying, "Isn't it time for you to tone it down? Can't you be more reasonable? What is it you want, anyway?" Jesus kept right on doing what he was doing. And that was a sign to us about how to live our lives . . . .

(See WWJD? Occupy! )

Eventually, in large part due to Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, the United States was converted from a country in which a small number of people thought slavery needed to be ended into a country determined to act to end slavery. This literary work took the movement wide, and it took it deep.

Why is a novel an important tool for creative resistance?

(See Creative Resistance 101: Uncle Tom's Cabin )