At the time we were working to plan the rally and march in Chicago marking the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. It became very clear to me that we need people to be active more active than every ten years (or even every year)!
I thought if we could pick the most ordinary day of the week -- Tuesday, say -- and make that the time that we turn our attention to Afghanistan, it would be more appropriate to how real the problem is, and we could all start to make an impact on ending the war in Afghanistan.
And I thought that if each of us committed ourselves to being in the conversation -- and to reaching out and pulling others into the conversation -- we could achieve a real mass movement to end the war.
A challenge is how to move #AfghanistanTuesday beyond just social media to ITRW ("in the real world") antiwar action, like when we tried to link it to the October 8 demonstration, the #NoIranWar action in February, and the NATO Summit protest in Chicago in May.
#AfghanistanTuesday to end the war. It hasn't worked yet. But then, anything worth doing takes time ....
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Check out all the AfghanistanTuesday posts, and some key posts for people who want to participate in AfghanistanTuesday.