our rally for Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning last weekend,
journalist and activist Phyllis Bennis said “Wars
need secrets. Illegal wars need illegal secrets…Democracy needs
whistleblowers.” Democracy also needs us to continue
to raise our voices to end illegal occupations.
31st marks the start of the partial withdrawal of US troops from
Iraq. While this is a step in the right direction--no doubt inspired
by the tireless push of the peace movement--Iraqis
will continue to suffer from the presence of 50,000 troops and 75,000
private contractors in their region. Many of our troops
may be redeployed to Afghanistan.
CODEPINK members across the country
are taking action!
us by signing our Iraq Debacle petition to Obama and Congress!
Some folks are hosting film screenings/house parties, and some are
taking to the streets for marches and vigils. Use
our action ideas page for more inspiration!
CODEPINK is partnering with Iraq Veterans
Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace
and many peace groups to make sure the true cost of the Iraq War
is told. What will your community do to bring our troops and our
war dollars home and hold those who led us into war accountable?
raise the whistle of peace and justice to our lips and blow loud
enough for decision makers to hear,
Farida, Gael, Gayle, Joan, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Prerna, Rae, and