Men We ♥ Fridays

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010

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In our daydreams there is a good man behind every good peace-lovin’ woman helping to create the peaceful planet we all crave. So for the next few weeks we will be honoring the men who do show up, work hard and create beauty. In short, the men we ♥ who move and shake the world for peace (and who generally rock our world).

Our very first men we love Friday honorees are: Robert Naiman, the Dalai Lama and Tighe Barry! ♥♥♥

Robert Naiman is a long time friend of CODEPINK and he’s got chutzpah for sure. He works with Just Foreign Policy and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Here is our favorite piece by Naiman as of late.  The title, “We’ve Caught the Taliban Chief! Can We Go Home Now?” says IT ALL.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama might seem like a no-duh men-we-heart honoree, but it was this article, where he said,

“I wish, you see, the amount of leadership more female … should take the leadership role.”

that sealed the deal today. We couldn’t have said it better! Thanks BUST for the additional thoughtful commentary and here is the original Reuters article… Oh and here is where China cries about the Obama/Dalai Lama meeting.

Last but certainly not least is our man in pink, Tighe Barry. Oh what to say! Tighe has been a dedicated CODEPINKer for years and has created our gorgeous props and installations, built pink playgrounds in Gaza, helped safely lead 100+ folks from Egypt into Gaza (with only the pinstriped suit on his back with him) AND is now helping us with the monumental task of clearing out the pink house! We couldn’t do it without him–and that’s the truth. Thank you Tighe for all you do! To see Tighe in action click here, here and here (notice the jacket).

More next week! And keep spreadin’ the love and appreciation~ makes the world go ’round!
Dana & Rae

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  • http://www.codepinkalert.org Rae Abileah

    I heard Eve Ensler speak last night in Berkeley and she talked about V-Men – men with courage who take action to support ending violence towards women and girls. These men are V-Men for sure!

    Here’s my fave quote from the new piece by Robert Naiman, Policy Director of Just Foreign Policy:
    “We’ve Caught the Taliban Chief! Can We Go Home Now? … They taught us in school that President Lincoln delayed issuing the Emancipation Proclamation until he had a military victory that he could do it in the wake of, so he would not look weak. Let Baradar’s capture provide that victory for Obama. Let’s not carry on another 18 months of killing to look tough; let the past demonstrations of force suffice. Let Obama call now for a political process to end the war in Afghanistan, so Afghans can be freed from the curse of war, and so our troops can come home.”
    Read this great piece at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/weve-caught-the-taliban-c_b_465959.html

  • http://greenmountaincodepink.org/ NTodd


  • someone

    Robert Naiman is great!

  • http://codepink4peace.org/blog/2010/02/men-we-heart-fridays-take-2/ Men We ♥ Fridays: Take 2 | PINKtank

    [...] on a man we love from last week: Last week we shared with you our ♥ for CODEPINK activist and all around awesome guy, Tighe Barry. This week [...]

  • Wade Fulmer

    My trips for actions in DC and back home here in SC have taught and motivated me as hopefully I have grown motivation and actions for peace and care by our always can count on activists. There are so many to be thankful for. Tighe is one of the Codepinkers who is such inspiration and hope as we go about peace works. I know that Tighe has always been there, dedicated, working the routine and the greatness of ideas into reality, and always the congenial as well as professional person he is. Thanks Tighe, the Tiger of CodePink. You are so appreciated by us all!

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