the wake of last week's historic and thrilling election, author
and CODEPINK comrade Alice Walker shared
these wise words on Democracy
think war is so incredibly backward,
and I don't think it's intelligent, and it's not sane. When I think
of Obama leading us, I think that we elected someone who can actually
have the humility to follow us, which is to say that the world is
turning away from militarism. We're sick of it. We are absolutely
sick of starving children, raped women, abused populations. We are
totally disgusted. And we have the power,
really, to say, 'No more.'"
is turning Alice's rousing sentiment into our
new War is SO Over campaign, bringing the message YES
WE CAN End War to gatherings and rallies around the country.
here to host a gathering or join one!
Wednesday, CODEPINK joined The Yes
Men to announce War is SO Over, distributing over a
million parody copies of the New York Times
that reported the end of war and other progressive triumphs such
as a national health care system and a cap on CEO's salaries. View
the pdf. As one of the newspaper's writers said, "We've
got to make sure Obama and all the other Democrats do what we elected
them to do. After eight years of hell, we need to start imagining
DC this Thursday, citizen diplomats from CODEPINK
took the lead in shaping the policies we want to see from the Obama
administration and delivered apple pie, flowers and cards to the
Cuban, Syrian, Venezuelan, Bolivian and Iranian embassies to declare
"YES WE CAN Live in Peace."
can bring YES WE CAN End War messages to your community by hosting
or attending an End of Bush party between November 7th and November
Mobile will reimburse you up to $100
for non-alcohol related expenses if you get at least 10 people
to sign up online. To get started on hosting your own or joining
an already planned party, click
here. It's a fabulous chance to celebrate with friends
and neighbors and bring the hope and excitement of the election
forward into effective mobilization for change!
can also carry our YES WE CAN End War message to the inauguration
If you'd like to join CODEPINK and
help us create a joyous pink presence
for peace in DC, click
Alice Walker reminds us, "We are the
ones we've been waiting for." Let's use our collective
power to work for peace with renewed commitment and passion!
Audrey, Dana, Deidra, Desiree, Farida, Gael,
Gayle, Jean, Jodie, Liz, Lori, Medea, Nancy, and Rae