ironic that George Bush would choose the week of July 4th
to commute the sentence of felon Scooter Libby!
At a time when we're supposed to celebrate the democratic
underpinnings of our nation's founding, Bush shows us his
utter contempt for our Constitution and the rule of law.
it's up to us, the people, to mark July 4th celebrating true
patriots and patriotic acts of dissent.
Brave government "insiders" have been speaking out
against the illegal invasion of Iraq. Ret. Col. Ann Wright
resigned her diplomatic post to protest the invasion. Pentagon
contracting officer Bunnatine Greenhouse revealed the fraudulent
awarding of billions of dollars in no-bid contracts. FBI investigator
Colleen Rawley denounced the Administrations disregard for
and more Iraq veterans are speaking out against the war. Just
this week three
vets were arrested for protesting and "trespassing"
at the Fort Benning military base in Georgia.
has been redefining patriotism since it started over four
years ago, with our humorous response to Bush's color-coded
terror alerts designed to incite fear rather than inspire
love and tolerance. We stand up to the Bush-Cheney gang inside
political events, on the streets of cities and towns across
the country, and now in the halls of Congress every day. Most
recently, we formed the Pink
Police. With copies of the Constitution in hand,
we serenade our elected officials with a song that speaks
to American Values, sung to the tune of "I've
been working on the railroad":
defend the constitution
We're the pink police
We defend the constitution
And we defend free speech
you hear the people shouting?
It's become a roar!
Can't you hear the people shouting?
Time to end this war!
here to watch us singing our impeachment song!
more than ever, we need more patriots to expose the criminal
behavior of our government. This July 4th, let's commit ourselves
to increase our level of outrage and our demand for accountability.
you celebrate the 4th of July with your friends and family
and attend parades or firework displays, you can spread the
message that peace is patriotic. In DC we'll be dressing as
"I Miss America" and
"I Miss Justice" with
gowns and sashes, and creating a radical pink
cheerleading contingent at the national parade, and
CODEPINK local groups around
the country will be joining
parades with "Peace
is Patriotic" messages. You can also join CODEPINK
in action every day, as we boldly
declare independence from war in DC and in the
or town nearest to you! For further inspiration,
read Medea Benjamin's Celebrating
Independence in the Era of Empire.
Let's all join together and demand
a nation based on the rule of law and living in peace with
its neighbors. Now that's patriotism!
Celebrating dissent daily,
Dana, Desiree, Ena, Farida, Gael, Gayle,
Jodie, Karin, Leslie, Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Rocio,
Samantha, and Vanessa
Declare Independence from Oil! Are you attending one of Al
Earth events this weekend on 7/7/07? If so, bring
our No War, No Warming! Petition with you and gather signatures
on the pledge at the event! Click
here to download the printable petition. Mail the
signatures to our office and we'll deliver them to Congress
If you haven't yet, please sign
our petition to Impeach Dick Cheney.