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Operation Home for the Holidays
by weresolipsists (weresolipsists)
at December 5th, 2005 (01:00 am)

Hi! I'm writing to let you know about a little anti-war performance I did
with my family over Thanksgiving weekend. I heard about this lady on the
radio doing it (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5021524)
and we copied it.

We took toy soldiers and put a label on them that says "bring me home from
Iraq for the holidays" and we placed them all over stores -- in Best Buy and
the supermarket - and then customers or employees find them on top of
granola bars or iPods, etc.

The idea is to confront consumers for a brief moment -- to ask them to think
about Bush's approach (failure!) and what they're going to do about it. It
also offers an encouragement to other activists, citizens of conscience, and
military families, in that someone is doing something to bring soldiers
home!

So, it's extremely easy (and relatively cheap) to do! Look for toy soldiers
at your local dollar, toy, or department store, glue them on to some paper,
and write/print "Bring Me Home from Iraq for the Holidays," then walk around
stores and leave them (in)conspicuously on shelves!

We're psyched, we wanna get it in blogs and news media and work a snowball
effect and have this protest-performance-action sweep the nation, and be the
next Cindy Sheehan anti-war strategy.

I've started a blog to keep track of where these are popping up. Please
send in pictures of actions you've done (or seen):
http://homefortheholidaysaction.blogspot.com/.

in peace & solidarity,
"Femme Egale"

Comments

Posted by: souraples (souraples)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
First, off I understand that I am a minority

But I have personal experience with the military, and live in a military community

I will state this off the bat most of these guys choose to join to protect our country.

Most understood the job details and the responability of deployment. Their families were born into the military family. Or they choose to marry a military person....

And even though this guys joined the military

They relisted by choice?

So I cannot understand the antiwat protesting, about bringing soldiers home for the holidays

Who are doing there jobs they choose to do

Anyway that is my rant

My BIL is an enlisted, my step-dad was a former enlisted, my SO is an officer, and I have a variety of friends and family that I know from the military. As a whole they do not support this sort of be protesting....

As it is sort of disrespectful to their family memebers serving overseas. I am not sure if people realize this, but we have soldiers in Germany, Korea, Iraq, Afganstain, and various other bases throughtout the world that do not see their families for the holidays?

Why not protest US bases on foreign soil?

This country was

Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.
Franklin D. Roosevlet

“Men will not fight and die without knowing what they are fighting and dying for.”
General Douglas MacArthur

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