Supporters of the Warrior in Chief pause in their summer vacation long enough to catalog some of their current justifications.
Spoiler alert: No one mentions Bradley "Who?" Manning.
|Source: Daily Kos |
|Source: Daily Kos |
|Flyer from last spring by Elizabeth Barger, CODEPINK Local Coordinator and co-founding member of The Farm|
|For more coverage of yesterday's action, see Press TV You.S Desk "People Know Best" article|
NANGARHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A regional head of women's affairs was targeted and killed by a car bomb in Afghanistan's east on Friday, officials said, the latest act of brazen violence against women in the country.Hanifa Safi was killed while driving through the capital of Laghman province, Mehtar Lam, when a bomb attached to her car exploded, provincial governor spokesman Sarhadi Zwak said.
We got many positive responses including a long conversation with board VP Jessica Carvahlo Morris. All the board members I spoke with had received the letter by email and read it as well. Jessica said thanks for holding us accountable. She has been with amnesty a long time; her father was tortured.The Amnesty interns at first were offended and then said they agreed (after I proved I was not the enemy by qualifying that I volunteered with Amnesty & Doctors without Borders in college).Lots of support from people on the street. Opposition was from people who said, If US/NATO leaves Afghan women will suffer more.
(Amnesty's board) is also discussing Israel/Palestine today, and all the budget cuts and firings.
|Source: The Guardian's excellent coverage of the Tokyo summit.|
|by Favianna Rodriguez, Oakland, CA|
|Chris Hedges, who described the blinders of privilege, another guy who started talking about himself at length and was eventually shushed, and Ivanaka, a major organizer of the FemGA. I forget the name of the woman in the hat, who spoke eloquently about how frustrating living under patriarchy can often be.|
This weekend I visited the college I graduated from. It is close to US Air Force Base YOKOTA. The base is still there interfering with the peaceful life of the people.
Today, July 4th, I joined the 'Peace March heading to Hiroshima'. We walked through downtown Osaka. The mayor sent us a message of support but the governor of Osaka prefecture did not support our efforts.
We cried out 'No more Hiroshimas', 'No more Nagasakis', 'No more Fukushimas', 'No more nukes', 'No more nuclear power plants.'
More actions will follow in August.