On this International Day of Peace, Peace Day of 2013, I would like to give a special shout-out to the passionate peaceniks:
CODEPINK, along with others, has worked hard to prevent a U.S. attack on Syria and so far has succeeded. CODEPINK has been working hard to Ground the Drones, i.e. stop U.S. drone attacks, and to Close Guantanmo, the infamous U.S. prison of the war of terror on terror.
CODEPINK began with a vigil in front of the White House on November 17, 2002, trying to prevent the U.S.-led War in Iraq. They didn’t succeed in that endeavor, but they have been a group working against war and for peace ever since.
CODEPINK defines itself as ” a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.” (See more here.) That last part of themselves is what they call their Bring Our War $$ Home campaign.
Visit their website, check them out, get involved online and in action — both men and women.
Along with CODEPINK, I Declare World Peace.