All around the world, from Libya to Madison, people are rising up to create true Democracy. You can, too.
This is a great time to engage in activism because this month, on March 8, we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Let's pay tribute to the amazing Egyptian women who braved tear gas and bullets to overthrow Hosni Mubarak as well as all the women throughout the Middle East who are engaged in epic struggles for their rights. We are partnering with Women for Women International in an international “Join me on the Bridge” campaign to link women in war-torn countries with women around the world. It's easy to join or create an event in your area --be sure to bring our “Bring Our War $$ Home” signs, petitions, and messaging.
We can also create bridges with women in Iraq by taking our “Bring Our War $$ Home” message to events marking the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq on March 19. Don't forget to wear your Bring Our War $$ Home tee-shirt!
This is supposed to be the last year of the horrific U.S. occupation of Iraq, but our troops will only come home if we keep the pressure on the administration. Let's also remind our administration--especially with the calls for intervention in Libya--that the military can't bring democracy to the Middle East; only a robust people's movement can do that.
Let's pay tribute to women in war-torn areas by listening to them! We invite you to discover what is unfolding in the Middle East in a special Global Room for Women teleconference series, "With Love from the Middle East: Meet the Women Building Peace," that we have been honored to help with. Sign up for a series of 9 interactive calls with four engaging women building peace in Gaza, Pakistan, Egypt, and Iraq. Or, choose the calls most interesting to you.
Medea, Ali, Alli, Chelsea, Farida, Jean, Janet, Jodie, Kristen, Logan, Nancy, Natalia, Rae, Shaden, and Tighe
PS: Yesterday, 22 charges were filed against accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning, including one that carries the death penalty. Join us and our friends to rally for Bradley and send a message that blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime.