Ask Him to
Retract Statements about Attacking Iran
Outraged by Senator Lieberman's comments on CBS last Sunday on wanting to
bomb Iran, CODEPINK and members of Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli and Jewish
communities will hold a meeting on Thursday with the Senator himself.
Lieberman's aggressive comments prompted one CODEPINK member, Leslie Angeline, to
start a hunger strike until she meets with the Senator. Angeline is now into
the 5th day of her hunger strike.
In response to Lieberman's statements on CBS that “we've got to be prepared to
take aggressive military action against the Iranians", dozens of
representatives from various international peace communities will present the Senator
with photos of Iranian children and tens of thousands of petition signatures
from Americans urging diplomacy not military action with Iran. Hunger-striker
Leslie Angeline, 50, from California, and CODEPINK
cofounder Medea Benjamin will lead the discussion along with Ross Pourzal,
director of the Iranian group against US military intervention in Iran
(CASMI) and Iranian peace advocate Marjan Shallal.
WHEN: Thursday June 14, 4:30pm
WHERE: Senator Lieberman's Office-
706 Hart Office Building
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"When I heard that Lieberman said he thought we should have military
action against Iran, I couldn't help but think of the 70% of the Iranian
population who are under the age of 30-—the age of my son. Iran is a country
of warm, kind, and generous children and their families. We cannot bomb these
kids," says Angeline, who recently returned from a citizen diplomacy
delegation to Iran
organized by the international human rights organization, Global Exchange.
"We are anxious to meet with Senator Lieberman to explain why an attack
on Iran would turn 70
million Iranians, now mostly friendly to the US, into enemies and would
undermine US security," states Ross Pourzal of CASMI.
In addition to pressuring Sen. Lieberman, CODEPINK will now launch a campaign
pressuring all Presidential candidates to support peace talks and diplomacy and
preemptive, oppressive "all options on the table" Iran policy.
CODEPINK women and men from around the country will continue their political
pilgrimage to Congressional hearings, member offices, hallways and public
debates to demand an end to the US
military occupation of Iraq.
for more information on CODEPINK and their
new Presidential candidate pressure campaign.