power of the people is working!
Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright were denied entry into Canada because
they had been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience, over
15,000 of you signed our petition to urge the Canadian
government to stop blacklisting peacemakers. On October 23, we delivered
your signatures to Canadian Consulates in San Francisco, Los Angeles,
Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC, and asked the Canadian government
to stop letting the FBI and the Bush administration influence their
entry policies regarding nonviolent, peaceful protesters.
a result of our actions (photos
of which can be found here), Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright
were invited to speak before Canadian Parliament TODAY.
We couldn't have done this without you--thank you for making our
collective voice as peacemakers heard.
CODEPINK activist Desiree Fairooz walked
up to Condi Rice during a Congressional hearing and displayed her
hands covered in blood. She yelled "War
Criminal" as Condi prepared to testify and was immediately
dragged out of the room by the police. This triggered a violent
up surge in the police who began arresting every one in Pink. Medea
simply held up her fingers in a peace sign and was arrested. Click
here to see video, photos and read newstories.
have gotten under the skin of those in power and we need to continue
to make our presence known. We
ask you to join one of our regional peace demonstrations this Saturday,
October 27, to support all those who are in the halls
of congress daily, exposing the lies, greed and corruption; to stand
up for your own desire for peace.
power does make a difference.
will be marching in 11 different cities this Saturday.
Sign up to march with us by clicking on the city nearest you below:
mobilizations will send a message to Washington loud and clear:
this war is devastating our communities, ravaging our constitution,
taking lives stealing the future of our children, and we want it
to end NOW!
peace and gratitude,
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz,
Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sarah
week's action to Stop the Next War Now
is the last week of our October pledge drive to Stop the Next
not to late to pledge and encourage friends and
family to pledge, as well. The person who signs up the most
new pledges by the end of the month wins a one-week trip to
the CODEPINK house in DC! This
week, we're asking you to connect with your community by carrying
our Don't Bomb Iran message to one of the regional demonstrations
listed above. You can download
the sign here and print up sign-up
sheets to collect signatures. If you can't make
it to one of the regional marches on the 27th, you can stand
on a street corner with our sign in solidarity. Thank
you for helping us Stop the Next War Now!