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August 21, 2008

August 21, 2008


In Pakistan this week, we saw the power of the people in action. Ordinary Pakistani citizens rose up to fight President Musharraf's injustice and corruption, and, as a result, Musharraf resigned rather than face impeachment for his crimes against the constitution and judiciary. Our friend from Pakistan writes: While the US media's lens focused on the Taliban's resurgence and US casualties in the region, a political and secular revolution was taking place in the streets of Pakistan. The fact that the people of Pakistan rose up against a US-backed military dictator and brought him down with such success is testimony to the will of Pakistan's civilian leadership which wants to save the country from corrupt leaders--both military and religious."

Let us take inspiration from the people of Pakistan. We, too, want to rise up to save our country from corrupt and unjust leaders.

That's why we've been trailing Nancy Pelosi to urge her to put impeachment on the table (click here to read Linda Milazzo's stirring account of a recent disruption)

That's why we will be in action at both the DNC and RNC conventions in the coming weeks.

That's why we encourage you to find out what you can do in your own community during the conventions. Click here to learn how to bring the message of peace to Obama viewing parties, and discover other creative, effective actions you can take in your neighborhood.

That's why we need you to mark your calendars for September 20th, when the peace community will come together in a massive effort to knock on one million doors for peace. We can do it if you join us. Also, click here to find out how to reach out to your neighbors with our peace platform and remind them that they have the power at the polls to bring peace into the election!

We saw how the power of the people made a difference in Pakistan. Now let's pool our power to bring about real change in our own country!

With hope in all our ruckus-raising hearts,
Alicia, Anne, Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jean, Jodie, Liz, Lori, Medea, Nancy, Rae and Tighe

Join us in raising a ruckus at the DNC in Denver 8/25-8/28 and RNC in St. Paul, MN 9/1-9/4

Raise a ruckus in your own home town during the conventions

Donate to send CODEPINK local coordinators to the DNC/RNC

Join us to knock on a million doors for peace on September 20th


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