Sunday, December 04, 2005

Drug Store, Minnesota. Taken on 11/30/05

Operation: Home For the Holidays

The number of US soldiers killed in Iraq has reached 2125 and national polls indicate the American public's growing dissatisfaction and distrust over President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq (Bloomberg news).

As concerned citizens we will continue to organize to bring the troops home for the holidays and beyond. This is why we have started "Operation: Home for the Holidays." We leave toy soldiers which tags reading "Bring Me Home from Iraq for the Holidays" attached on the shelves of stores alongside everyday products.

The idea is to confront consumers for a brief moment -- to ask them to think about Bush's approach (failure!) and what they're going to do about it. It also offers an encouragement to other activists, citizens of conscience, and military families, in that someone is doing something to bring soldiers home!

So, it's extremely easy (and relatively cheap) to do! Look for toy soldiers at your local dollar, toy, or department store, glue them on to some paper, and write/print "Bring Me Home from Iraq for the Holidays," then walk around stores and leave them (in)conspicuously on shelves! Be sure to take a photograph and add it to the blog along with the date and location. Spread the word.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005