NO WAR ON IRAQ
Things YOU Can Do
Put a light in your window. One simple way
to show your continued commitment to this vision is to put
a light in your window. It could be a Christmas string or candle,
a light bulb, or a lantern.
Wear a white
scarf as a symbol of your commitment to peace.
Place a ''No War on Iraq'' window
sign in the window of your home, car and workplace.
Wear a pale
blue “peace” ribbon, on your person or on your property (around trees,
on front porches and in windows). Blue was chosen as the colour for the
ribbons because it is identified as the colour worn by peace-keepers.
Join a Vigil for Peace: Each Wednesday evening
since October 25, 2001 the North Bay Peace Alliance has gathered from 6
to 6:30 p.m. for a weekly peace vigil in front of Bob Wood's office
at 160 McIntyre St. W., North Bay.
Visit the North Bay Peace Alliance's web
page regularly for postings of local peace events.
Email or Call Members of Parliament to express
your support for Canada's decision to not join the U.S. in their illegal
invasion and attacks on Iraq. Write postage free to
any member of Parliament: House of Commons, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa
ON K1A 0A6 or email Jean Chretien at
Bill Graham (Hon.), Minister of Foreign Affairs at email@example.com;
or John McCallum (Hon.), Minister of National Defence at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email or write to U.S. President George W.Bush
and say STOP THE ATTACK! Email President Bush at email@example.com
or Vice President Richard Cheney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send snail mail to: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington,
DC 20500. Telephone 202-456-1111 or the White House public
comment line at 202-456-6213.
Write a letter to the editor of the Nugget
or other local paper saying why you oppose the war on Iraq. Possible points
to make include: the US Administration has not presented an adequate justification
for going to war; Iraq does not pose a clear and present danger to the
US; and an invasion of Iraq would violate international law.Send your letters
to the Editor at: North Bay Nugget, 259 Worthington St. West,
North Bay ON, P1B 3B5, or to the Editorial Email:
Email friends and family and ask them to join
you in opposing the war. Send this list of things you can do to stop the
war to a friend along with a copy of Global Exchange's Top Ten Reasons
Why the US Should Not Invade Iraq, available online at www.globalexchange.org.
Educate yourself about Iraq and its history,
the US accusations against Saddam Hussein, and the environmental and human
consequences of this war, so you can discuss the issue with friends, family,
and even strangers. Websites that have good information include www.EnvirosAgainstWar.org,
www.pacificnews.org and www.endthewar.org.
Join the international mobilization to stop
the war on Iraq by organizing an anti-war event (a
rally, march, vigil, teach-in, or other action).
Make a banner and hang it in a prominent public
place. Even if the banner is taken down within a few hours, people will
see it while it's up, and they will realize that the opposition to this
war is growing. It's easy to make a banner: just use paint or markers on
a white sheet.