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February 07, 2007

Return Of Stand Down

In the months before the invasion of Iraq, Max Sawicky started the No War Blog, which served as a gathering point for Iraq posts by bloggers of all political persuasions who loved Saddam so much they thought the war was a bad idea. A while back it suffered death by spam, but now he's thinking it would be a good idea to restart it...with a focus on Iran. And he's looking for some design and programming assistance:

The anti-imperialist masses are clamoring for a return of Stand Down!, a.k.a. the NoWarBlog. I still own the domain name ( I will find and pay for a host. You will design the site (simple is better). I'm especially interested in setting up Scoop or something similar. and Zmag are fine, but they are unidirectional and somewhat insular. We need something bidirectional to help the left get on the Internet, rather than the Internet defining what is left. On this score, I'd be interested in any ideas on how to proceed, as well as volunteers...

For the aspiring, righteous web designer in project #2, the payoff is using the product to promote one's work, plus any personal gratification you get from helping out. I'm willing to keep one permanent ad for your services on the pages as well

I am part of said anti-imperialist masses. If you have ideas for Max, you can contact him here.

Posted at February 7, 2007 01:37 AM | TrackBack

I did something similar. It's one thing for the already overworked army to stay at war with Iraq, but a war with Iran? They may need to reinstitute the draft. So I created because I was reading about conscientious objectors, and thought I'd give people a place to vent their anti-war views. But I haven't worked on it much because I have more fun writing my blog. Eventually, though, I'm going to try to advertise it out there because it seems like something more people should be doing in group, rather than just venting their disgust via their own private blogs. It should be a discussion - granted a 1 sided discussion but a discussion nonetheless.

Posted by: Librocrat at February 8, 2007 02:20 AM

Quite correct, the DRAFT is the next obvious answer. There'll be NO running to Canada this time.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at February 8, 2007 12:49 PM