Sunday, March 19, 2006

Editorial: 3rd Anniversary and what have you done?

And so it is three years
And what have you done?
A quagmire upon us
And Iran under the gun?

We swear that if we listen closely, we can almost hear John Lennon singing that.

It's the third anniversary of the invasion. Three years of the illegal war and the occupation, like the deaths, continue.

What have you done?

Over 100,000 marched in London.

As the Associated Press noted:

From Sydney to London to New York, anti-war demonstrations were staged in cities across the United States and the world Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the Iraq war.

More than a thousand gathered in Time Square.

And estimated 5,000 in Minneapolis.

Police low-balled Chicago at over 7,000.

A thousand in Eugene, OR.

400 in Concord, New Hampshire.

"Thousands" was the AP's favorite term for any place in California. Protests took place around the nation and around the world. People showed up to demonstrate against the illegal war.

Et vous?

If not, did you gather friends for your own discussion? If not, what did you do?

We hope you did something.

If not, it's not too late to make yourself heard on the third anniversary of the war the nation was lied into. Check out Indymedia's main page and use the links on the left to see if there's a demonstration in your area. Check out CODEPINK to see if there's anything in your area. Check out United for Peace and Justice. Check out ANSWER. Check out Military Families Speak Out. See if the 241 mile march led by Camilo Mejia, Pablo Paredes, Aidan Delgado and Fernando Suarez del Solar is near you.

It's the third anniversary. Are you going to let it pass without noting it?

You are? Really? Well who are you, The New York Times?

Your voice, your choice.

But remember, excuses render you useless.

When Bush comes to shove (Laura Flanders' phrase) are you going to stand up and be counted or say, "Eh, let someone else speak out. Angel is coming on."? Not real sure how a fictional vampire is going to help bring the troops home, but lots of luck on that.

Meanwhile, in the real world, the destruction and dying continues.

For as long as you let it.
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