Friday, Jan. 16, is Iraq Moratorium day, a monthly day designated for people to interrupt their usual routines and take some action, individually or collectively, to call for an end to the war and occupation of Iraq.
Despite forecasts of sub-zero temperatures and severe wind chills, Wisconsin activists say they will proceed with outdoor street corner vigils across the state. Wisconsin has more actions scheduled this month than any other state.
Organizers also encourage individual activity, from wearing a button to writing a letter or email to Congress to donating to an antiwar group on Friday.
This month, with the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama just days away, the Iraq Moratorium suggests that people ask Obama, through his transition website ( http://change.gov:80/page/s/iraq ), to act at once to begin the process of withdrawing US troops.
Since it began in September 2007, more than 1,500 actions in 43 states and 260 communities have been organized under the Iraq Moratorium umbrella and listed on its website, www.IraqMoratorium.com , which serves as a clearinghouse for event listings and reports, photos and videos afterward.