Cities For Peace - On The Road From DC To NYC


I am a city council member from Urbana, Illinois, an Indymedia activist, and this weekend I found my peeps!

"My peeps" are councilmembers from Chicago, Seattle, Kalamazoo, Providence, Des Moines, Santa Fe and several dozen others from the 93 cities, counties, and states (Maine and Hawaii!) who have passed anti-war resolutions.

With the support of peace groups, we brought forward anti-war resolutions. We worked the phones, lined up our votes, battled with our mayors. Facing budget crises, we argued the local costs of war. We were slammed in the papers - called Alice in Wonderlands, delusional doves, ego-maniacs. And we won. It is lonely business - being progressive policymakers - even when we do win.


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