A few weeks ago, after countless days of Michael Jackson news in the headlines, I (of Toronto) wondered: Are Canadian newspapers failing the people? Or are we are fortunate enough that all of the world issues that seemed more important to report recently have disappeared? Is the death or life of Michael Jackson – or [...]
Hmm, judging by the near silence from the mainstream media, apparently no one seems too freaked out that the UNITED STATES IS FIRING MISSILES IN CALIFORNIA. Not even missiles for our own “security.” They’re test missiles, partially funded by the U.S., FOR ISRAEL TO FIRE AT IRAN (“preemptively,” of course). Crazy talk? Nope.
WASHINGTON — Inspired by Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi’s brave promise last week to represent in court the family of Neda Agha-Soltan, murdered by Iranian militia during last weekend’s demonstrations in a rally in Tehran, the peace group CODEPINK has created a letter addressed to Ebadi for women worldwide to sign, a pledge of [...]
In case you missed it, the New York Times featured an Op-Ed piece last week celebrating the strength of women’s voices in the movement in Iran – both in 1979 and now today. An excerpt: From Day 1, Iran’s women stood in the vanguard. Their voices from rooftops were loudest, and their defiance in the [...]
Alexander Cockburn’s “Twittergasms” piece today in the Nation slams much of the anti-war movement through the lens of Twitter — including CODEPINK — for failing to rally the world against Obama’s failed promises, war in Afghanistan, growing war in Pakistan, and still-not-over war in Iraq, and for joining in the conversation around the current civil [...]
WHAT: “Voices of Peace” panel discussion, presented by CODEPINK Women for Peace WHEN: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 8 WHERE: Eatonville restaurant, 2121 14th St. NW, D.C. WASHINGTON — In Congo, Sri Lanka, Iran, Syria and other countries wracked by war and political turmoil, women play a vital role in rebuilding society, stabilizing families, [...]