This page, relating to trying to stop the war before it started, still contains some valuable links

Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction!
Be heroes in an army of construction.
 
-- Helen Keller



Labor and War

“War is the continuation of politics by other means.” That observation made two centuries ago remains true today. The threat of war against Iraq, and the new Bush doctrine, will not protect us from terrorism. If anything these actions will gain many new recruits for terrorists. The real aims of the new war drive are to promote the administration's political agenda—and to advance the interests of Big Business in the Middle East and throughout the world.

We've seen this movie before—and we don't want a sequel. We remember similar “patriotic unity” around the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. Of course that congressional support of LBJ led our country into a long, bloody land war in Asia. That's also the likely result of any war on Iraq.

We have an advantage over the time of the Tonkin Gulf. We have the history—burned into the living memories of many of us—of both the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement that finally helped to end that war.

Already significant numbers of students, people of faith, and many “ordinary” workers are trying to stop the war before it starts.

Trade Unionists Launch ‘U.S. Labor Against the War’

Labor Party Interim National Committee Statement Against War in Iraq

Here's words of sanity from some in the labor movement (check often for updates)

Listen to these veterans groups

Peaceful Tomorrows—founded by family members of September Eleventh victims

Labor in Wartime: Some Lessons from History
by David Montgomery


American Labor's Antiwar Heritage—The ‘Debs Doctrine’
Eugene Debs, "The Canton, Ohio Speech," June 1918 For Which He Was Imprisoned

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