Spicy Pink Recipe for "No War on Iran"

A Seymour Hersh article in The New Yorker last week (July 7-14, 2008) reported that in late 2007 eight members of Congress (Pelosi, Reid and 6 others, both Democrats and Republicans) OK'd $400 million dollars for a major escalation of covert operations against Iran.

Currently there are two bills demanding sanctions on Iran in the House and Senate — H Con Resolution 362 and its companion bill in the Senate, S 580 — that are picking up co-sponsors and moving toward a vote. These resolutions would call on the president to stop all shipments of refined petroleum products from reaching Iran. They also "demand" that the President impose "stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains and cargo entering or departing Iran." Analysts say that this would require a US naval blockade in the Strait of Hormuz.

It all adds up to one huge bellyache. We can't stomach another war!

Join the national call to action, July 19-21, to stop an attack and sanctions on Iran!

Here's what we've got cooking in response for these three days of coordinated action:
Mild: Bring your pink selves and the news about this threat of naval blockade – and war – against Iran to the people! Click here to join an already scheduled action in your community (). Or, go in your hot pink to a street fair, a baseball game, a community barbecue or other event that attracts a big crowd. Pink parasols get attention and give you shade! Hold a banner and pass out flyers to spread the message of "No war on Iran!" Download our No War on Iran sign to take with you to events. Bring our petition and gather signatures.
Medium: Call Congressman Ackerman (NY- District 5), who sponsored this bill, at (202) 225-2601 and tell him why you oppose sanctions and a military attack on Iran and encourage others to call! Organize a phone-a-thon to invite people in your neighborhood to make calls to Congress, and/or put a group together to visit your local Congressperson's district office.
Hot: Put together a delegation to visit your mayor. Ask him or her to join the 38 (and counting!) mayors nationwide who have signed on to the Resolution Opposing U.S. Military Involvement in Iran. For a step-by-step guide to making this a success, click here.Turn out local media to cover this local resistance to yet another war.

After your action (no matter what you choose to do, post a report back to CODEPINK's national website.

Together we can stop the next war now and create a tasty world!