Looking to get all activist-ationalized this week? Well, you couldn't pick a better time for it, hippie. This week marks the three-year anniversary of the current war in Iraq, and the Idaho Peace Coalition has a handful of events planned that are sure to appeal to all kinds of peaceniks--whether the kind that like only to promote peace, the kind that prefer to ridicule warmongers, or the kind that labor to create ironic knickknacks that do a little of both. For instance, on Wednesday from noon to one, a few of them will hand out intricate receipts showing each American household's share in the cost of the War in Iraq (without giving it away, trust us that it's bigger than your tax refund). The pro-peacers will dominate on Saturday, where the Coalition will lead a Walk in Peace march at 2 p.m. in Kathryn Albertson Park, followed by a concert by Idaho Voices for Diversity, with guests the Boise State Meistersingers and Ahavath Beth Israel Synagogue Choir, at 7:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 11 N. Latah. On Sunday, look for a well-attended rally on the Statehouse steps, complete with speakers, music and Uncle Sam himself, throwing out fistfuls of wasted dough in front of the offices of Congressmen Mike Simpson and Clement Leroy "Butch" Otter at 8th and Bannock.
If you're so inclined, visit http://peacecoalition.us/idaho for more details.