Friday, February 01, 2008

The costs of the war

The two issues that people in the United States say worry them the most are the unending war in Iraq and the state of the economy. What if the peace movement could help people understand that both concerns are different sides of the same coin? We'd be a lot more ready to exert the pressure we must on our politicians.

US Labor Against the War is offering agitators an educational slideshow, downloadable or on DVD, called "The Real Price of the Iraq Occupation," It's a pretty good tool, though a little text heavy. See it here [flash link].

The American Friends Service Committee covers similar ground in "One Day = $720 Million," an attractive, less than two minute, presentation of what could be done with the money that goes into the Iraq war. Watch and weep.

Let's hammer these messages home during this election season.

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