The Following is from the booklet +quot;Simple Things You Can Do To Make Peace+quot;, by t
The Following is from the booklet "Simple Things You Can Do To Make Peace",
by the Storrs Friends Meeting, Storrs CT 06268.
BOYCOTT WAR TOYS
Fact: For every boy age 5 to 12 in the United States, two GI Joe products are
sold yearly. Drspite a decline in sales of all war toys from a record high
of 19% in 1985, they still take up a 10% share of the toy market. The most
alarming trend is the increase in the sales of toy guns.
Dave Cline of N.J. Vietnam Veterans Against the War says, "Those of us who
fought in Vietnam have a stake in this fight against war toys. It is always
the sons of veterans who end up going to the next war. Those who profited
from our dacrafices are making a profit now and preparing our kids for
The War Resisters League started the Stop War Toys Campaign in 1986. It is
very simple to get involved - at any level. For $4.00 plus $2.00 postage,
you may order their organizing packet. It includes ideas on organizing,
educating others, parents support groups, children's projects, war toy free
zones, approaching the sellers of war toys, local campaigns aimed at stores,
vigils, leafletting, rallies and much more.
New England War Resisters League
Norwich, CT 06360
War Resisters League
339 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
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