This morning we stood as close as we could
to the US Embassy in Cairo and unfurled a banner demanding that the US
government cut off military aid to the criminal Mubarak regime.
Despite State Dept orders that US citizens leave, and though our sleep
was disturbed by gunshots throughout the night, our CODEPINK delegation
will stay here to demonstrate in solidarity with the Egyptians on
People around the US are asking, what can
we do that will make a difference? How can we send a signal that the
world is watching, the world is with the people of Egypt? We've signed
petitions and tweeted our eyeballs out. Now what?
Will you make a generous donation now to support the pro-democracy movement in Egypt?
We have met with dozens of women and
groups in Cairo and these women and our CODEPINK delegation on the
ground in Egypt are asking this:
The next major demonstration has been
called for this Friday after prayers. People are desperate for it to
be a peaceful mobilization. They have a plan to deliver hundreds of
flowers to demonstrators, wounded protesters, and to the gun barrels of
the Army's tanks during the next big uprising on Friday after
Will you donate $5 today to help buy flowers? This
is one way we around the world can support the nonviolent people's
uprising. Anything you donate over $5 will be used to buy blankets,
food and medicines for the protesters in the streets.
Acclaimed Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif sent us this message to share with you all: "Something
wonderful is being born here: an inclusive, grassroots, democratic
movement which is - even in this time of extreme crisis - enacting
ideals of non-violence, creativity, courtesy, public service... what
can I say? This revolution is not just Egyptian; it belongs to everyone
in the world who believes in the possibility of a better way for us
all to live together." Join us in creating a beautiful stand for solidarity with the brave women and men on the streets of Egypt! Donate today.
Beyond solidarity, the best way we can
show our support for the Egyptian uprising is to demand that our own
government cut off aid to the Mubarak regime. Join us
in telling President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
and the U.S. Congress to stop funding the Mubarak regime now,
to call on Mubarak to resign, and to expressly say that our government
stands with the Egyptian people.
The Egyptian people are writing a beautiful chapter in the history of nonviolent revolutions. Let's show them we are on their side.
The CODEPINK Delegation