Please see below Norma Field's invitation to join the "Women's Action for Peace."
I wanted to let you know about an action planned for the afternoon of January 17, a week from this Saturday. It's the brainchild of a dear and respected friend, whose childhood years coincided with the war. Desperate from the events of last summer (passage of the state secrets law, for instance) and frustrated by mainstream media refusal to cover protest, she hit upon the idea of having women come together in the name of commitment to opposing war and encircle the Diet. Her inspiration is the Icelandic women's Redstocking movement--1975, when 90% of the women of Iceland took the day off from doing whatever they normally did, wearing red stockings. Did you know about this? I didn't. This will not literally be a "red stocking" day--they'll wear something red. Women who can't attend are organizing events in Nagasaki and Sendai (so far), and others will get together as they can and send in photos. Men are encouraged to put on something red in solidarity, too (and that gives you a chance to explain why).