Sunday, February 3, 2008

Participate / Learn More About the Blogswarm Against the Iraq War

Note: The Blogswarm already has been taken place. This information is for historical and explanatory purposes now.

Statement of Purpose

This blogswarm will promote blog postings opposing the war in Iraq and calling for a full withdrawal of foreign occupying forces in Iraq. Five years of an illegal and catastrophic war is five years too many. On the March 19 anniversary of the conquest of Iraq by the Bush Administration, there needs to be a loud volume of voices countering the pro-war propaganda from far too many politicians and corporate media outlets.

Trying to Decide What to Write?

You are encouraged to write against the war from a variety of perspectives. The war is a huge problem, and that makes it an enormous subject for blogging. Here are some things you might want to consider if you are having difficulty making up your mind:
  • Attend an anti-war event and report on it.
  • Interview military families and veterans.

  • NEW IDEA: Blog reactions to Pacifica's Live Radio Coverage of the Winter Soldier testimony by Iraq Vets would be of great interest. Coverage from the event in Washington, DC would be great too. This event deserves all the coverage it can possibly get.

  • Examine current plans and the rather shadowy oil laws as well as long term military bases.

  • Compare and contrast candidates stated intentions on what they claim they will do with their records.

  • Publicize online action alerts by pro-peace organizations.
  • Discuss the economic impacts of the war on people in Iraq and/or western countries.

  • Discuss the casualties on both sides.

  • Explore issues and impacts often ignored by most media outlets.

  • Analyze war propaganda.

How to Participate:

1) Post a comment here- Bring the Noise! Bring the Swarm! with your blog's title and URL. (A Blogger ID may not be enough for us to figure out who you are.) There are regularly updated listings of all participating blogs.

2) Optional: Save one of the blogswarm graphics to your system and upload it to your blog, linking to:

Here are some graphics for this purpose.

3) Be sure to follow up on your commitment to write a posting on March 19 against the war.

4) Spread the word among other people who want to end this nutty war.

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