one hurl of his shoes, Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi brought
the plight of the Iraqi people to the world’s attention. "This
is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq!,”
he shouted to Bush. We, too, feel anguish for the widows and orphans
and all those killed in Iraq and we were moved by al-Zaidi’s
why we moved into action to defend him. On Tuesday we
confronted the Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. when he was
at a public event. We also took a letter to the Iraqi Embassy, signed
by groups around the country, calling for Al-Zaidi’s release.
yesterday, CODEPINK gathered outside
the White House and around the country to display shoes
representing innocent Iraqis who have died since Bush’s
illegal occupation of Iraq. In Washington DC we also had a shoe-throwing
contest at a paper maché George Bush.(See
outrageous that Al-Zaidi could get several years in prison for insulting
George Bush, who is directly responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million
Iraqis and 4,200 U.S. troops, and for the displacement of 5 million
one who should be in jail is Bush, not Muntadar al-Zaidi.
Please join us in calling on the Iraqi government to release al-Zaidi
without charges. We’re bringing the petition with your signature
directly to the Iraqi Embassy. Please click
here to sign it today.
you to everyone who donated to send sewing machines and other needed
items to help the women of Iraq rebuild their shattered lives. This
week we are raising funds for Iraqi sisters who, because of the
violence, have fled to during our own country’s hard times.
You can still do so today by clicking
you donate to CODEPINK, 25%
will go toward sending shoes and other necessary supplies to those
who truly need them--the widows and orphans of Iraq. Please
you for opening your hearts and your pocketbooks to those whose
lives have been devastated by Bush’s unjust war.
Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jean, Jodie, Liz, Lori,
Medea, Nancy, Paris, and Rae