The RICE solution - Action Urged! 

There is a grassroots campaign underway to [stand for peace] with Iraq in a simple, but potentially powerful way:
 
Place 1/2 cup (4 oz) uncooked rice in a small plastic bag (a snack-size bag or sandwich bag work fine). Squeeze out excess air and seal the bag. Wrap it in a piece of paper on which you have written:
 
"If your enemies are hungry, feed them. Romans 12:20. Please send this rice to the people of Iraq; do not attack them."
 
Place the paper and bag of rice in a small jiffy bag, close well with tape and address to:
Tony Blair -10 Downing Street, London SW 1
Attach #1.06 in postage. (But get postage checked at PO!)
 
Drop this in the mail TODAY.
It is important to act NOW so that Tony Blair gets the letters ASAP
 
Each one of these packets is effective, and hundreds of thousands of such rice deliveries to 10 Downing Street will make hopefully make an enormous stand. We can do this if you each forward this message to your friends and family.
 
There is a positive history of this protest! In the 1950s, Fellowship of Reconciliation began a similar protest, which is credited with influencing President Eisenhower against attacking China.

 
Read on: "In the mid-1950s, the pacifist Fellowship of Reconciliation, learning of famine in the Chinese mainland, launched a 'Feed Thine Enemy' campaign. Members and friends mailed thousands of little bags of rice to the White House with a tag quoting the Bible, "If thine enemy hunger, feed him."
 
 As far as anyone knew for more than ten years, the campaign was an abject failure. The President did not acknowledge receipt of the bags publicly; certainly, no rice was ever sent to China. "What nonviolent activists only learned a decade later was that the campaign played a significant, perhaps even determining role in preventing nuclear war. Twice while the campaign was pending, President Eisenhower met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to consider U.S. options in the conflict with China over two islands, Quemoy and Matsu. The generals twice recommended the use of nuclear weapons. President Eisenhower each time turned to his aide and asked how many little bags of rice had come in. When told they numbered in the tens of thousands, Eisenhower told the generals that as long as so many Americans were expressing active interest in having the U.S. feed the Chinese, he certainly wasn't going to consider using nuclear weapons against them."
From: People Power: Applying Nonviolence Theory by David H. Albert, p.43, New Society

 
Excerpt from an interview with Noam Chomsky on war with Iraq....

 
OB: As you said, it seems that a US invasion of Iraq is pretty much inevitable at this point. How much difference can popular resistance still make?

 
NC: A huge difference. It's the only thing that can stop it. That's always been true. What prevented the US from carrying out saturation B-52 bombing of Nicaragua in the 1980s? Popular resistance. It wasn't strong enough 40 years ago to stop it in South Vietnam, but it did stop the invasion in the 1980s, and now resistance to the war has no historical precedent to my knowledge. I can't think of another case where there was large scale protest to a war before it started. Nothing like that during the Vietnam years. Protest over the Vietnam War came after four to five years. There is unprecedented opposition -- UK and US policy analysts are keeping their eyes open to it, and if it grows even more, they'll be concerned. In fact, some of the high level hawkish arguments against the war is that too much divisiveness will be created inside the UK and US. That's a concern -- No matter who you are, you are going to be concerned about popular opinion.