These days, some of the victims of the economic meltdown are getting pretty slim press coverage: progressive grassroots organizations that depend on donations from like-minded but now increasingly broke citizens. On Friday, Michael McPhearson, executive director of Veterans for Peace, sent out an urgent plea on behalf of United For Peace and Justice, a national coalition of over 1,400 anti-war and social justice groups, noting that, "The economic crisis is at our front door."
"Do you believe...that this is a time of no war and no U.S. troops in foreign lands?" he asked, "...that the ties between militarism and economic deprivation are not real and inflaming the crisis at home right now?" If not, he said, UFPJ "needs your help" to do its still-vital work. Priorities, people. For more, go here