The 1960s-1970s way of protest is no longer effective with politicians not elected by regular Joes and Janes on the street, but by large corporations.
Protests today must hit politicians where it hurts: in their pocketbooks.
To effectively protest the inevitable war in Iraq, we must effectively sabotage the American capitalistic system.
A day or even a weekend of not shopping at businesses whose shares are traded on Wall Street will hurt the president’s war plans much more than 50,000 people marching the streets of Washington, D.C.
And to make this type of protest even more effective, don’t buy gas ever again at Shell, Chevron, Union 76, Arco or any other major gas station. These are the companies that will benefit from a war in Iraq. Buy gas at a small independent station. Although the gasoline comes from the same place, the major oil companies will see their bottom lines shrink.
Let’s set a date for either late March or early April and see if we can gain our democratic voices back.
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