P E A C E H O L I D A Y
NOVEMBER 3rd, 2004
A call for a National Peace Holiday
to take place on Wednesday, November 3rd in order to greet the newly elected
War President, whether Skull or Bones – or on the day after the election is
cancelled. Like the first Peace Holiday
held the day the war in Iraq
began, the Nov. 3rd Peace Holiday
would ask people to consider doing all or any of the following:
* STAY HOME: Call in
sick, call in tired, call in sick and tired.
* CLOSE YOUR
BUSINESS: No business as
* BUY NOTHING: Resist shopping for 24 hours.
* STOP DRIVING: Don’t drive or be driven on this day.
PEACE: Organize resistance.
* EXAMINE OUR PATH: Towards peace, social justice, quality of life.
In the spirit of the holiday,
some of us will spend time with friends and family. For those who are constrained to work by our
wage slave system, this holiday from buying would free us of that
Peace people need to be at the forefront of civil
resistance should Bush fraudulently or otherwise gain a second term. Of equal
importance, we need to counter the pervasive “lesser of two evils” message with
an unambiguous challenge to the Democratic Party Commander in Chief that this
does not mean an acquiescence to war.
Election night Tuesday– or the night the
election is cancelled – some of us can gather together to watch the media spin
and stay together overnight. This would position us for activities the next day.
With our cars safely tucked away for the day, we can spend it celebrating with
music, theater and dance. A coordinated time could be chosen for a nation-wide
or global period of meditation. A carnival appealing especially to kids might
be in order. We can walk into our
neighborhoods and business districts for a concerted End the War effort –
perhaps interrupting the usual flow of traffic in the name of Stopping Driving
or otherwise focusing on media, military and corporate centers, where the war
against peoples and planet is promulgated. Wherever three of us are gathered
together, there’s an affinity group to do it!
The Peace Holiday Project – RX for public sanity – Join us at email@example.com
Martin Luther King April 4, 1967 speech
Regarding responsibilities to spirit
are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the
fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is
such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time.
Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity.
The "tide in the affairs of men" does not remain at the flood; it
ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is
deaf to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residue
of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: "Too late."
There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our
neglect. "The moving finger writes, and having writ moves on..." We
still have a choice today; nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation.
must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace
in Vietnam (Iraq?) and justice throughout the developing world -- a
world that borders on our doors. If we do not act we shall surely be dragged
down the long dark and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who
possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without
Join us in a discovery of the power of our communities by
informing your community and organization. Sign the PeaceHoliday petition at http://www.PetitionOnline.com/PHoliday/petition.html
, join our listserve firstname.lastname@example.org and
include your organizational page & link here,
or the day after the elections are called
Stop, Look, Listen
To Your Heart,
To Your Spirit
For Your Community
For the World
CLOSE YOUR BUSINES
quality of life