Discussion Thread - What Can I DO?
First, thanks very much to all who participated in the last discussion. Excellent, perceptive comments, very well thought out and very thought provoking. Please keep adding to the thread if you have something to say.
This new discussion thread is the first, I hope, of a regular feature, perhaps to be posted every other Sunday. Please use it to list resources for one another to find things to DO. Things that are constructive and useful, places to direct time, energy, money - whatever each of us has to give. Things that relate to the war.
Some examples: Refugee relief. Helping returning soldiers re-assimilate. War protests. Promoting communication between Muslim and Western societies. Campaigns to force American media to serve the people. Campaigns to force American government to follow the Constitution. Hospital visits. Seminars on international law.
I could go on and on, but you get the idea. You know better than me what's out there. Share it with everyone. Give as much information as you can so people can find activities that fit their budgets of time, energy, and money. Yankee and I tossed this idea around and he's looking into setting up a permanent page where we can maintain the information you bring so it is easily accessible to all. (Hey, there's a volunteer possibility right there...hint, hint)
We're in it for the long haul, folks. We've got four more years of trouble and who knows what's coming after. Share your resources, share your energy, share your time. It won't be easy, but we will
win. And hey, if you know of an existing website or organization that is a clearinghouse for this sort of information, let us know. We have plenty to do already, we don't need to reinvent the wheel. But otherwise, let's try to make this a resource that is genuinely useful to people who are ready to DO something.