CODEPINK -- Tucson, AZ
| CODEPINK Tucson is... a group of women (and a few brave men who are
not afraid of strong, empassioned women) who want to see and work to see Code Pink for Peace declared. |
UPCOMING CODEPINK TUCSON EVENTS
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The U.S. is still occupying Iraq
CODEPINK's work is far from over!!!
As CODEPINK Women for Peace was gaining national attention for its vigil in front of the White House in autumn 2002, the Bush administrations movement toward war publicly escalated, the stirrings of a national movement could already be seen. Tucson local, heretofore known as Pink Lucy, painted a huge pink peace sign on the roof of her home in the fall of 2002 so pilots from DM Air Force Base would see it on take off and landings. A Pink Attitude was here in Tucson long before any regional chapters existed! Please join us! There is no official policy, membership, dues or the like. Come see what we are all about! Help make a difference! CodePink Tucson is what we make it. What YOU make it. Interested? Then you are already a CodePinker! We are more attitude than organization.
More information about these nationwide & D.C. actions can be found at http://www.codepinkalert.org.
Past Actions: Troops Home FAST
Folks from Tucson AZ who want the Troops to come Home FAST are continuing to join with other dedicated peace loving people all across the nation in a fast that began on July 4th to remember and honor all the dead of the Iraq War as well as to draw attention to (and focus our energies on) bringing all the U.S. home -- NOW! Lots and lots of folks around the country will only be fasting for a short time period, a single day, to show their support of the fasting that will occur in front of the White House beginning on July 4th and lasting through Sept 21. Read about the National Troops Home FAST on the national CODEPINK web site and read about why Diane Wilson has stopped eating to stop the war. There is a sign up on the national site.
Laura Bush welcomed to Arizona by our CODEPINK Phoenix. Well actually you can't read about it just yet, but our absolutely fabulous sisters in Phoenix have a great website and eventually you will be able to find out about how they welcomed Laura to Arizona and look at photos from the event!
|Full Text of Mother's Day Proclamation|
Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
From the bosom of a devastated Earth
A voice goes up with Our own.
It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe out dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God -
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.
--Julia Ward Howe
|The Best Gift for Mom-Promise Not to Enlist|
CODEPINK is pleased to announce the publication of 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military, which includes a chapter written by CODEPINK Local Groups Coordinator Rae Abileah.
Click here to download an excerpt from the book, © Rae Abileah 2006. This excerpt originally appears in 10 Excellent Reasons Not To Join the Military which is published by The New Press, 2006. To purchase the book, please visit your local bookstore or visit www.powells.com
Mom's Say No to War Too!
The following is the text of the call to action for the
Women Say No To War
events during the late Winter and early Spring of 2006.
Women's Call for Peace: An Urgent Appeal
We, the women of the United States, Iraq and women worldwide, have had enough of the senseless war in Iraq and the cruel attacks on civilians around the world. We've buried too many of our loved ones. We've seen too many lives crippled forever by physical and mental wounds. We've watched in horror as our precious resources are poured into war while our families' basic needs of food, shelter, education and healthcare go unmet. We've had enough of living in constant fear of violence and seeing the growing cancer of hatred and intolerance seep into our homes and communities.
This is not the world we want for ourselves or our children. With fire in our bellies and love in our hearts, we women are rising up - across borders - to unite and demand an end to the bloodshed and the destruction.
We have seen how the foreign occupation of Iraq has fueled an armed movement against it, perpetuating an endless cycle of violence. We are convinced that it is time to shift from a military model to a conflict-resolution model that includes the following elements:
To move this peace process forward, we are creating a massive movement of women - crossing generations, races, ethnicities, religions, borders and political persuasions. Together, we will pressure our governments, the United Nations, the Arab League, Nobel Peace Prize winners, religious leaders and others in the international community to step forward to help negotiate a political settlement. And in this era of divisive fundamentalisms, we call upon world leaders to join us in spreading the fundamental values of love for the human family and for our precious planet.
CODEPINK LA Coordinated this incredible way to have women say, "No to War!" on International Women's Day--March 8, 2006.
The Original CODEPINK Call to Action!
The following statement was the call to action that prompted so many to join together in late 2002/early 2003 in response to the gathering darkness of a war in Iraq:
Pink is Patriotic!
If you have gotten this far on the page... you are already a CodePINKer as you are thinking PINK... and CODEPINK is as much attitude as an organization. Much stuff is going on -- banner drops -- occasional gatherings -- and some "pink slip" deliveries as well as just generally using women's approaches to building local and global peace through traditional women's methodologies. So come to an action, event, or meeting and network with other women interested in building a better world by waging peace.
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|CODEPINK -- TUCSON, AZ|
P O Box 42077 Tucson, AZ 85733