How to Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism
Foreword by Arundhati Roy, Introduction by Alice Walker and contributions
from Eve Ensler, Barbara Lee, Arianna Huffington, Janeane Garafalo, Nancy
Pelosi, Maxine Hong Kingston, and many more.
[Also read our interview with Code
Pink's Karen Pommer.]
BuzzFlash has long been an admirer of the creative guerilla media tactics
of Code Pink. You can learn more "the Country's Most Fearless and
Creative Women Peace Activists" at www.codepink4peace.org.
You can also learn more about them, their work, and creative strategies
for peace by reading their anthology: "How to Stop the Next War
Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism." From the cover
to the content, Code Pink is "in your face," so to speak, without
Kind of reminds us of an Internet site called BuzzFlash.
Let us quote from Code Pink's news release about "How to Stop the
"CODEPINK is not an organization but a phenomenon"
-The Nation, March 8, 2003
"You pink ladies are everywhere-didn't I see you in Salt Lake
City last week?"
-White House strategist Karl Rove in Washington DC, Spring 2003
CODEPINK: Women for Peace is the most exciting thing to have come out
of the peace and justice movement since Abby Hoffman and the Yippies!
Before the Iraq war, CODEPINK inspired thousands of women throughout
the United States and the world to make the color pink synonymous with
political rabble rousing. They hung 40-foot pink banners with political
slogans out hotel windows, handed out pink educational flyers at pink
lemonade stands, and awarded pink slips (actual women's slips) to political
and corporate leaders who were leading the US toward war. They yelled
out questions during Donald Rumsfeld's testimony in Congress about torture
at Abu Ghraib; chained themselves to the entrance of the Halliburton's
shareholders meeting; and brought US military families to Iraq to meet
Iraqi victims of US bombs.
Now the same women who brought you those high-profile "interruptions" during
George Bush and Dick Cheney's prime time speeches at the Republican
National Convention, bring you an amazing new book.
More than 70 of the world's most visionary experts and activists
contribute to this new collection of essays about how the global peace
movement can successfully stop the next war. Edited by cofounders Medea
Benjamin and Jodie Evans, with a Forward by Alice Walker and an Introduction
by Arundhati Roy, the book offers a time-sensitive, poignant, and practical
examination of the increasing world threat of more war and violence;
and provides tools that range from changes we can make in our daily
lives to ways we can rally the millions of people who support nonviolence
to actually take action
Medea Benjamin is founding director of Global Exchange and cofounder
of CODEPINK: Women for Peace. She lives in San Francisco, CA. Jodie
Evans, cofounder of CODEPINK and a political activist for 30 years,
lives in Los Angeles, CA.
CODE PINK understands that theater, humor, and irreverence are as
much a part of modern politics and media coverage as public policy
Just ask Governor Gropinator. CODE PINK chomped on to his roving hands
and hasn't let loose yet.