Tuesday, May 10, 2005

How to Stop the Next War Now:

CODEPINK: Women for Peace is the most exciting thing to have come out of the peace and justice movement since Abby Hoffman and the Yippies! Before the Iraq war, CODEPINK inspired thousands of women throughout the United States and the world to make the color pink synonymous with political rabble rousing. They hung 40-foot pink banners with political slogans out hotel windows, handed out pink educational flyers at pink lemonade stands, and awarded pink slips (actual women's slips) to political and corporate leaders who were leading the US toward war. They yelled out questions during Donald Rumsfeld's testimony in Congress about torture at Abu Ghraib; chained themselves to the entrance of the Halliburton's shareholders meeting; and brought US military families to Iraq to meet Iraqi victims of US bombs.

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