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Announcement :: Organizing
Orange Friday: 24 Hours of Action to End the Occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan
06 Aug 2005
This text is a national call to action to end the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and the so-called War on Terror. On September 30, 2005 (Orange Friday; orange was chosen in an effort to provide the anti-war movement with an identifiable symbol) our cities shut down: instead of going to work, to class, instead of driving cars, instead of buying anything, we attend teach-ins, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations. We mourn, learn, organize, and resist.
*Post Far and Wide*
National Day of Action to End the Occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and the “War on Terror”

Friday, September 30
ORANGE FRIDAY
Call for Actions in Communities Across the Country

Twenty-four hours to learn, to mourn, to organize, to resist

ORANGE FRIDAY is a day of learning, a day of reflection, a day of resistance. For twenty-four hours we skip class, we skip work, we leave our cars at home, we buy nothing, we fast. For one day we set our lives aside to examine and understand this occupation; professors hand over their podiums to discussion about peace and justice; teach-ins spring up across our communities; businesses close their
doors; our cities shut down.


Why ORANGE?
The media and the government are pretending that there is no war. Every day we wake up without thinking about the occupation is a day we ignore hundreds of deaths, thousands of captives, and millions of lives turned upside down. To date, no unifying symbol calling for the end to
this occupation has been cultivated. ORANGE is what our peace movement needs to be: bright, bold, and impossible to ignore.

Call to Action
Citizens around the world are called to action on September 30, 2005.
• Coordinate teach-ins and events in your hometown and organize resist business as usual.
• Do not go to work or class, do not drive a car, buy nothing.
• To plug into actions happening in communities across the country, e-mail ORANGEFRIDAYITHACA (at) gmail.com.
• Check out the website and sign the online pledge of resistance. www.studentpeaceproject.net
See also:
http://studentpeaceproject.net

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get out
07 Aug 2005
Orange is the color of the racist zionist colonist movement in gaza and the franchised "revolution" in the ukraine. What is with the color coded, theam and costume protest? are you trying to send the wrong message? i cant believe that cornell college eliets could be this niave.
spell check by dan quale
Re: Orange Friday: 24 Hours of Action to End the Occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan
07 Aug 2005
Not to mention the pro-occupation orangemen in northern ireland
Re: Orange Friday: 24 Hours of Action to End the Occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan
08 Aug 2005
The reason for picking the color orange is clearly stated in the article. There are 6 billion people in the world and seven primamy and secondary colors. Use your head and realize that some of the chosen colors for political movements are going to overlap. I'm sure you could find a cause that you agree or disagree with that was represented by every color that one could think of.
Re: Orange Friday: 24 Hours of Action to End the Occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan
08 Aug 2005
so will there be something going on in bosotn?
Re: Orange Friday: 24 Hours of Action to End the Occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan
09 Aug 2005
...certainly hope there will be something in Boston -and all over- besides an infantile tempest-in-a-teacup about colors that misses the point of the action utterly but unfortunately, is all too distressingly typical of the fatuous, superficial nitpicking that passes for debate on a Left, that alas, seems to have run out of more substantive ideas.