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Friday, August 13, 2010
Women say PULL OUT now!
August 13, 2010
At our rally for Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning last weekend, journalist and activist Phyllis Bennis said "Wars need secrets. Illegal wars need illegal secrets…Democracy needs whistleblowers." Democracy also needs us to continue to raise our voices to end illegal occupations.
August 31st marks the drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq to 50,000. While this is a step in the right direction--no doubt inspired by the tireless push of the peace movement--Iraqis will continue to suffer from the presence of 50,000 U.S. troops and 75,000 private contractors in their country. Many of our troops may be redeployed to Afghanistan.
CODEPINK is partnering with Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace and many peace groups to make sure the true cost of the Iraq War is told. What will your community do to bring our troops and our war dollars home and hold those who led us into war accountable?
Let's raise the whistle of peace and justice to our lips and blow loud enough for decision makers to hear,Bonnie, Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Joan, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Rae, Victoria and Valerie