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Stop War

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"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." - Thomas Jefferson

The Stop War Project is a documentary film and web initiative to stop war through pictures (stopwar.lafilmonline.com)

It seems like a lost cause. A recent Gallop poll shows a large increase in anti-war sentiment. CNN reports two thirds of Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan. Yet there is no end in sight to the Afghanistan war. It is being compared to Vietnam by some very prominent people like Ron Paul and Andrew Bacevich, as well as many not so prominent people, like most veterans.

The Vietnam War Reincarnated

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"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." - Thomas Jefferson

The Stop War Project is a documentary film and web initiative to stop war through pictures (stopwar.lafilmonline.com)

It seems like a lost cause. A recent Gallop poll shows a large increase in anti-war sentiment. CNN reports two thirds of Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan. Yet there is no end in sight to the Afghanistan war. It is being compared to Vietnam by some very prominent people like Ron Paul and Andrew Bacevich, as well as many not so prominent people, like most veterans.

The Vietnam War Reincarnated

It is another Vietnam. We can win nothing. It will cost immensely in lives and money, and the return will be less than nothing (ref. The Three Trillion Dollar War by Joseph Stiglitz - read it). We will be left with tens of thousands of veterans facing lifetimes of disability, poor health, lost limbs and suffering families. These wars are simply made to profit the corporations who benefit from them, as usual. The Iraq war too continues will no commitment to get out of there, despite the fact that our presence there is an illegal racist genocide. But there are things you can do to stop these wars.

Why?

These wars persist because most people are not aware of the reality of what is going on. Most people believe the political rhetoric and corporate media propaganda that these wars are protecting America from terrorists like the ones who committed the 9-11 attacks. The facts are that these wars endanger our freedom more and more with every day. They continually commit genocide against innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan. This motivates more and more people to join anti-American insurgencies. There are now more terrorists than ever. The military plays the facts down. They censor all media reports and photographs. Only a very few get through. The media reports that do get through are watered down. If you want to know the truth of what is going on, listen to the veterans who have been there and who have experienced the horror.

You can Stop War

You can stop war by listening to veterans. Post links to their websites and videos on your websites, and on your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg, NewsTrust. If you aren’t familiar with these web services and social networks, go to their websites and sign up. Usually all you need is a username, password and email address. once you have accounts on these sites, post links to any stories you find, any video clips of veterans speaking out, any pictures of the truth about what goes on in these wars.

Join my project, The Stop War Project, a Ning network. Post pictures you copy from other websites or that you have. Blog, on this or any other network. Tell the world your opinions. Post videos from YouTube or anywhere else you find them. Let your friends know. All of these social networks have a feature to let you add friends. all you need is their email address, or if they are already on those networks just invite them to the cause. Use those features to invite all your friends, relatives and contacts to join up, or at least read about the truth. Visit the many veterans against war websites. You will be amazed at how many veterans and honorable military organizations opposed these lawless genocidal wars.

If you have any problems with any of this, we are here to help. Post a comment here or let us know. We’ll put up a tutorial or respond with detailed information. You can also find help on the web. All of these websites have extensive help documentation and even help lines.

If we must live with these wars then we should face up to what we are paying for. Americans should admit their country is a racist genocidal warmongering nation. Write your Congressman and tell them what you think. Many of these veteran and anti-war organizations have mailing lists and will keep you informed of opportunities to write your Congressman or to participate in other ant-war activities. Join them.

A Racist America

Do you think America is not racist? Do the police in our cities drop bombs on neighborhoods where there are gangs, who commit domestic terrorism by killing people in the streets? Do we wipe out entire neighborhoods of innocent people just to get to a few terrorists? No. So why do we do that in other countries? Ask a veteran. They don’t understand it either.

I think the reason is because they are not Americans. They are not white. They are not Christians, and we are a racist nation. So our leaders have no problem with racist preemptive genocide.

If you disagree, then get into the fray. Make your arguments. Compare what you have to say with what veterans who have been there say. Read the books and watch the movies that reveal the truth. Link to them on your social networks and pass them on to al your friends. This is what you can do to stop war.

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Follow the Stop War Project on Social Networks

On Facebook join this group: The Stop War Project

On Twitter follow StopWarProject twitter.com/stopwarproject

On Ning join The Stop War Project stopwarproject.ning.com/

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Social Web Networks and Services:

Facebook - Network with family, friends, acquaintances. Join or create groups. Post links, pictures, and video. Link up with other networks.

Twitter twitter.com/ - Post 140 character messages with a link. Follow others Twitterers.

MySpace myspace.com/ - Network with family, friends, acquaintances. Join or create groups. Post blogs, links, pictures,music, and video.

Digg digg.com/ - Post links to news items on the web. Vote and comment on other Digg posts.

NewsTrust newstrust.net/ - Submit your review of news stories on the web. Review other posted stories. Review other reviews.

Delicious delicious.com/ - Post bookmarks to favorite web links and news items. Make feeds of your links based on keywords you assign.

Flickr flickr.com/ -post pictures. Join groups. Make contacts. Look at pictures. Make photo albums like ours.

Blogger blogger.com/ - Create you own blog website for free. Includes free hosting and many gadgets and widgets, like feeds, blog editor, layout, and themes.

Wordpress wordpress.org/ - Create you own blog website for free. Does not include hosting but is easy to setup on your website. Includes many gadgets and widgets, like feeds, blog editor, layout, and themes.

Ning ning.com/ - Create your own free social network, with picture albums, video, music, and many gadgets

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Anti-War Veterans’ Groups:

IVAW ivaw.org/ (Iraq Veterans Against the War)

VVAW vvaw.org/ (Vietnam Veterans Against the War)

VAIW vaiw.org/ (Veterans Against the Iraq War)

West Point Graduates Against the War westpointgradsagainstthewar.org/

Veterans For Peace veteransforpeace.org/

Operation Homefront operationhomefront.org/

Veterans For America veteransforamerica.org/

Center On Conscience And War centeronconscience.org/

The Central Committee For Conscientious Objectors objector.org/ccco/whoweare.html

Many of the organizations listed also have groups on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter

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Books

The Three Trillion Dollar War by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes threetrilliondollarwar.org/

The War Within by Bob Woodward washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/specials/war-within/

Conservatives Without Conscience by John Dean pww.org/article/view/9786/1/338/

Worse than Watergate by John Dean democracynow.org/2004/4/6/worse_than_watergate_former_nixon_counsel

The 25 Year War: America’s Military Role in Vietnam by General Bruce Palmer, Jr. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_25_Year_War:_America%27s_Military_Role_in_Vietnam

…and there are more. Post your suggestions.

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Films, Web Series, Media

Rethink Afghanistan - Documentary film and website rethinkafghanistan.com

Winter Soldier - Veterans’ testimonials to the truth about war ivaw.org/wintersoldier

Sir! No Sir! - sirnosir.com/ A documentary about the suppressed Vietnam War documentary film, FTA, about Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland’s anti-war tour among the troops.

FTA (a.k.a Free the Army, a.k.a Fuck the Army) - sirnosir.com/FTA.html A documentary of Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland’s anti-war tour among the troops.

Standard Operating Procedure - imdb.com/title/tt0896866/ Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

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