Popular Progressive: Standing on a Corner and Waiting for Peace
Excerpted from this post at Popular Progressive
Every Friday in Iowa City, since the war in Iraq began, a small group of people have met at the corner of Washington and Clinton Streets between 5:15 and 5:45 pm to protest it. The number ebbs and flows. On really cold days, there may be one or two people out there. ... I do not know where you live or what you can do, but I know that visible public protest is important. It says that we care what happens, we are participants in moving our government toward peace, and we believe we can affect change--even if it is showing up on a street corner in the heart of the Midwest and saying enough is enough.