Remember this song? It's a favorite here at Antiwar.me. Released in 1971 as a protest of the Vietnam War, Happy Xmas (War is Over) goes, "So this is Christmas,
And what have you done?"...
As we approach Armistice Day and many remember the fallen and their sacrifice, we want to ask, gently, is it enough to just remember? Antiwar.me honors all veterans, but we hold closely to the idea that Armistice Day is the end of war and the beginning of peace.
Current events seem to be driving, or perhaps more accurately reflecting, a willingness on the part of policy makers to engage in war (whether or not they legally declare it) therefore, it is more crucial than ever to push back in civil protest. Every day, Antiwar.com protests by reporting on and curating other news sources' stories about war activity around the globe. We believe that an informed population is an important step to countering the unchecked Military Industrial Complex that is driving our foreign policy. Antiwar.com's journalism and outspoken editorial practice has come at a price of increased agency scrutiny and government harassment, which we fought back against and won. We take this as a sign we are doing something right. Even though we take this risk, we want to insulate our supporters by looking at how we might offer our donors greater privacy and anonymity.
November 11, Antiwar.com will be making an important announcement regarding donor privacy and anonimity. Please help us reach the widest possible audience by joining our thunderclap. Peace needs a voice, your voice, to take a stand against a snooping government that uses intimidation to silence the pro peace movement.
Pledge to our thunderclap to deliver this message on Armistice Day, November 11, 2017. And engage in a little civil protest by tweeting/ instagramming your pro peace message with the hashtag #WhyIamAntiwar and win a Peace Now! tee shirt or red poppy pin.