April 14, 2005
Dear CODEPINK Activist,
Depressed about George Bush, Iraq, the weakness of the progressive movement? CODEPINK has just the antidote for you. Our ground-breaking book, Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism, will be hot off the presses and hitting book stores nationwide May 6th. (Preorders by bookstores have already pushed us into a second printing!)
We are launching our 100 city book tour May 1st in Washington, D.C. on the two year anniversary of "Mission NOT Accomplished." How could we forget Bush proudly strutting in his flight suit on the aircraft carrier in front of the banner displaying the words MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!? Two years later, a country is destroyed, tens of thousands of American casualties and 100,000 Iraqi civilians deaths and injuries, and well over $200 billion spent. We will kick off the day with an outrageous "pink" action in front of the White House followed by a book signing with CODEPINK co-founders and Helen Thomas, Phyllis Bennis and other contributors to the book.
From DC we will tour the country and converge with local CODEPINKs to ensure that our words are as loud as our actions. Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK cofounders and coeditors of this book, want to visit as many cities as possible- so please click here to check the tour dates for May and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add your city to the tour!
In Stop the Next War Now, you will find an amazing bouquet of voices? with a foreword by Alice Walker, intro by Arundhati Roy and contributors including Eve Ensler, Barbara Lee, Cynthia McKinney, Arianna Huffington, Barbara Ehrenreich, Amy Goodman, Terry Tempest Williams, Shirin Ebadi, and many more. It shares expert insight on the issues and powers-that-be that can lead us to war - including the media, our elected politicians, global militarization, and the scarcity of national resources. And it offers ideas, hope and inspiration for building a powerful, effective peace movement.
Join us and Stop the Next War Now
Let's continue to dream and scheme about what we can do to stop the spiral of violence and stop the next war now!
Dana, Farida, Gael, Jodie, Medea, Rae, Tiffany and Willow
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