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Send CODEPINK to Iran
as we shower our beloveds with hearts and flowers and boxes of chocolate,
let's remember to throw our hearts open even wider. Let's
send our love to the people of Iraq, whose lives have been shattered
by our government's invasion, and show our love for the people
of Iran by doing something today to stop yet another disastrous
mainstream media is already jumping on the bandwagon about the Iranian
We hoped they would have learned their lesson after spreading falsehoods
about WMDs in Iraq. But once again journalists such as New York
Times' Michael R. Gordon, Judith Miller's sidekick in the WMD and
phony aluminum tubes reporting, are quoting
anonymous sources as proof that Iran is providing Iraqi
militias with powerful explosives to attack US troops.
fact, the evidence against Iran is insubstantial and full of exaggeration.
Even General Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said
he hasn't seen any intelligence that supports the claim. We
need to tell the press that now is the time to ask serious questions
instead of blindly supporting the administration's headlong rush
into another tragic and unnecessary war. As
you send out your Valentines today, be sure to also contact media
outlets and tell them we demand a critical, vigilant press.
For more analysis of the press and Iran, click
way you can help counter the rush to war is to help send an emergency
delegation to Iran.
We are organizing a high-profile group of activists/analysts to
meet with Iranian government officials and citizens about how to
decrease tensions between our nations. This citizen diplomats delegation,
led by CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin
and Colonel/Diplomat Ann Wright, will return to pressure Congress,
educate the public and speak to the media about Iranian and American
perspectives for preventing another disastrous war. To help get
this delegation to Iran ASAP, donate
On this day of love, let's work to stop war.
What could be a more loving act?
are our Valentine every day of the year,
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae,
Samantha, and Sonia
here to see Iran through the eyes of CODEPINK
peace delegates to Iran in 2005, and watch a moving slide show of
daily life in Iran -- a beautiful reminder of our shared humanity.
Be sure to circulate it widely--we need to remind people that the
Iranian people are not our enemy.