Fed up with a Bush administration that stubbornly and stupidly stands behind its failed war, and a spineless Congress that refuses to take any meaningful action against the Iraq War, the organizers of this protest are calling for a nationwide general strike on September 21, 2007:
On 21 September 2007 we will not work and we will not spend. We will demonstrate against war. Join us. Show your support for peace. Don’t work. Don’t spend.Yes, some of you will have some difficulty embracing a tactic of political expression that has traditionally been used by groups on the left. It is not necessary for you to grab a placard and picket the White House; just stay home that day and pray, meditate, or perhaps donate your time to support injured veterans.
I think the time is right to send such a statement to Washington, as an overwhelming majority of Americans are now against the Iraq war. Moreover, even diehard Republican politicians are calling for President Bush to admit this colossal mistake and bring home the troops.
Finally, the ultimate way to get the attention of a nation's leaders is in the pocketbook. If millions of Americans express their discontent with the bloody debacle known as the Iraq War by not working and not spending, a loud message will be delivered to President Bush and Congress.
Mark it on your calendar and spread the word.