Aral (Onrelease) is working hard to gather people to protest against the war, the 15th of february will be the day for global protest. Both locally and on the web.
If you want to voice your opinion against the war, you can add the “No War Counter” to your site, as well as joining in on the web blackout on the 15th of february.
Aral (Onrelease) has made available a template for those of you that want to have your site go black, as well as necessary scripts and SWF to add the No War Counter
Here is the page that will be displayed instead of my own sites on the 15th of february.
Other sites that will go black on the 15th of February include:
Lerner is the progressive Jew. He edits Tikkun, a magazine mostly written by lefty Jews. (Its name is Hebrew for “to mend, repair and transform the world.”) He can be counted on to sign on to most liberal causes. He is a signatory to the Not In Our Name antiwar pledge. His Tikkun Community is a member of the United for Peace & Justice coalition that opposes a U.S. war against Iraq. (Other members include the American Friends Service Committee, Global Exchange, Greenpeace, TransAfrica, Working Assets.) He has been a leading Jewish voice against the hawks of Israel and a supporter of Palestinian rights, while calling himself a Zionist.
So it was natural that his name was floated as a speaker for the protest. Not In Our Name and United for Peace & Justice were two of the four coalitions behind the event. (According to Lerner, he did not ask to address the San Francisco rally. “You can’t say much in three minutes,” he notes.) But International ANSWER, another of the organizers, said no.
Lerner’s crime: he had dared to criticize ANSWER, an outfit run by members of the Workers World Party, for using antiwar demonstrations to put forward what he considers to be anti-Israel propaganda. That ANSWER objected to Lerner is not surprising. The WWPers in control of ANSWER are socialists who call for the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism, who support Slobodan Milosevic and Kim Jong Il, who oppose UN inspections in Iraq (claiming they are part of the planning for an invasion aimed at gaining control of Iraq’s oil fields), and who urge smashing Zionism.
“This is about the suppressing of dissent among the dissenters,” Lerner asserts.
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