has George Bush seeing Pink.
Last week, he chided "When it comes to funding our troops,
some in Washington should spend more time responding to the warnings
of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and the requests of our commanders
on the ground and less time responding to the demands of MoveOn.org
week before, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said "Unfortunately,
it seems that increasingly Congress is being run by CODEPINK."
If only this were true! We are grateful the Bush administration
and their ilk are finally acknowledging our presence and power--Family
Security Matters, a conservative front group, even named
CODEPINK one of the top ten most dangerous organizations in America!
course the true danger comes from our President. Not only did he
lead us into an unjust war; he also helped create the dangerous,
unstable situation in Pakistan today by sending billions of dollars
in military aid to General Musharraf over the last six years. Now
the unpopular Pakistani strongman has imposed a state of emergency,
disbanding the Supreme Court, shutting down the media and basic
freedoms, and imprisoning democratic opposition leaders and activists.
'Emergency" is a cover to buy the time for backroom deals to
ensure Musharraf's political survival. It
gives us chills to think our own government may be leading us down
a similar path. We need to stop this madness, both here and in Pakistan.
has already been in front of the Embassy of Pakistan to protest
Musharraf's emergency rule. Now it's your chance. Here
are two simple actions you can take today:
Call the Pakistan Embassy (202.243.6500)
and tell them the international community is watching and expects
the rule of law to be restored
Contact the State Department and say "Stop sending military
and security funding to Pakistan until the constitution is restored
and free, fair elections are ensured." Call 202.647.6575
and press 1 to leave your comment.
use our people power and voice to end this tyrannical coup. Say
it loud, "no more US-sponsored dictators!"
With peace and determination,
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Ileana,
Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha, and Sarah
Week's Pledge to Speak Up for Peace!
you signed our November pledge to Speak Up for Peace?
If not, please
sign up now--we'll send you a simple action to
do each week to use your voice to end war.
This week, we are standing in solidarity with our sister and
brother activists who have been silenced and imprisoned in
Pakistan. Download our "We will
not be silent" pendant, which you can print
up and wear as a necklace, and/or order one of our "We
will not be silent" tee shirts, available
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someone asks you about the pendant or tee shirt, tell them
you will continue to speak out for freedom of expression,
for civil and human rights, for rule of law, for justice and
peace. Tell them you will continue to give voice to those
who are silenced by tyranny and war.
Send pictures and videos of yourself in your pendant and/or
shirt to firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell us how you are speaking out for peace. Please circulate
this action widely; remember--the person who signs up the
most friends and family will win a one-week trip to the CODEPINK
house in DC!