Pakistan this week, we saw the power of the people in action.
Ordinary Pakistani citizens rose up to fight President Musharraf's
injustice and corruption, and, as a result, Musharraf resigned rather
than face impeachment for his crimes against the constitution and
judiciary. Our friend from Pakistan writes: “While the
US media's lens focused on the Taliban's resurgence and US casualties
in the region, a political and secular revolution was taking place
in the streets of Pakistan. The fact that the people of Pakistan
rose up against a US-backed military dictator and brought him down
with such success is testimony to the will of Pakistan's civilian
leadership which wants to save the country from corrupt leaders--both
military and religious."
us take inspiration from the people of Pakistan. We, too, want to
rise up to save our country from corrupt and unjust leaders.
That's why we've been trailing Nancy Pelosi to urge her
to put impeachment on the table (click
here to read Linda Milazzo's stirring account of
a recent disruption)
That's why we
will be in action at both the DNC and RNC conventions
in the coming weeks.
That's why we encourage you to find out what you can do in
your own community during the conventions. Click
here to learn how to bring the message of peace to Obama
viewing parties, and discover other creative, effective actions
you can take in your neighborhood.
That's why we need you to mark your calendars for September
20th, when the peace community will come together in
a massive effort to knock on one million doors for peace. We can
do it if
you join us. Also,
here to find out how to reach out to your neighbors with
our peace platform and remind them that they have the power at the
polls to bring peace into the election!
saw how the power of the people made a difference in Pakistan. Now
let's pool our power to bring about real change in our own
hope in all our ruckus-raising hearts,
Anne, Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jean, Jodie, Liz,
Lori, Medea, Nancy, Rae and Tighe