"The antiwar movement no one can see" is what Allegra Harpootlian calls the anti-war principles woven into and bubbling up in so many other issues that people are fighting for right now in this country.
What if there’s an antiwar movement growing right under our noses and we just haven’t noticed? What if we don’t see it, in part, because it doesn’t look like any antiwar movement we’ve even imagined?
If a movement is only a movement when people fill the streets, then maybe the critics are right. It might also be fair to say, however, that protest marches do not always a movement make. Movements are defined by their ability to challenge the status quo and, right now, that’s what might be beginning to happen when it comes to America’s wars.
What if it’s Parkland students condemning American imperialism or groups fighting the Muslim Ban that are also fighting the war on terror? It’s veterans not only trying to take on the wars they fought in, but putting themselves on the front lines of the gun control, climate change, and police brutality debates. It’s Congress passing the first War Powers Resolution in almost 50 years. It’s Democratic presidential candidates signing a pledge to end America’s endless wars.
Read the full piece here: https://wagingnonviolence.org/2019/06/antiwar-movement-no-one-can-see.
We can keep inviting all those movements out to the peace vigil and other anti-war actions to take a stance that is explicitly against war. And at the same time, recognize the power we are building across issues!