you to so many of you who have engaged with us this month to
make visible the cost of the Iraq War and to reveal the truth about
the Iraq withdrawal. Please join us for our final push as we
prepare to respond to President Obama's upcoming national address
on the Iraq War Tuesday, August 31st, when all eyes and ears will
once again be on Iraq.
been working hard to counter the positive spin that the White House
and the media are trying to put on the Iraq withdrawal. Since we
launched our campaign a few weeks ago, we've been able to help change
the national conversation about Iraq. We were the first to call
the so-called withdrawal and simultaneous expansion of US military
forces in Iraq an Orwellian endeavor at best and an outright lie
at worst. From NPR
to Salon to AOL
News to Democracy Now!, many media outlets
and journalists have echoed our words in the last few weeks. Foreign
Policy in Focus ran this and the Washington Post just
myths about the Iraq troop withdrawal.
We kicked off this week with a Cost of War Caravan around
the streets of Los Angeles. You can join fellow peace activists
and activistas for teach-ins, vigils, marches, film screenings,
and more by checking out our Action
Calendar. Reach out to friends to join you to watch the
Obama speech together and join with us on Twitter for a #pinkparty @codepinkalert
where we'll be tweeting live during the speech. With your help we
can counter the White House spin on the Iraq War!
will push our online ad campaign calling out war criminals and the
cost of the war on the day of the President's speech, when Iraq
will be all over the news. Click
here to donate $10
and help make more of these ads happen.
our final week of action around the Iraq debacle, we want to make
sure you have all the tools you need to take action and speak out
about the cost of the war:
our Iraq Debacle petition to President Obama and Congress
Use our letter
to the editor tool to let your community know about the
cost of the Iraq War.
CODEPINK members and allies from peace groups across
the country for events this week or organize your own!
your Congressmember(s) know they have bloody hands if
they voted for the war.
Host a viewing party of President Obama's Iraq War address on Aug.
31st at 8 pm EST and post
your event here.
you on August 31st!
Dana, Farida, Gayle, Janet, Jean, Joan, Jodie, Lisa, Medea, Nancy,
Rae, Tighe and Valerie
Check out Medea's
encounter with the family of Blackwater's Erik Prince,
who plans to run off to Abu Dhabi to escape legal challenges, on
Huffington Post. It's Blackwater vs Pinkwater, Part 1.