for Tsunami Victims, a message from Starhawk:
A year ago, the tsunami swept across southern Asia with a huge toll
in lives. This has been a year of horrific disasters, and many of
us have given what we could, over and over, to try and help others
who have lost homes and families in the hurricanes and floods. But
those of us who have homes and families intact, who have celebrated
this season in safety, with warmth and good food and friendship, might
still have a little extra to spare. And if you do, consider my dear
friend Prithvi Prithvi in South India, who works on sustainability
projects there. Since the tsunami, he has been helping fishing villages
recover from their horrendous losses, and continue to rebuild their
village life, communities, and livelihoods. Prithvi works with small,
independent, local organizations that do not have huge sources of
A little means a lot to them. If you are blessed with abundance this
season, if you have something extra to give out of gratitude and love,
donations for Prithvi can be sent to: Adopt An Activist PO Box 243
Sierraville CA 96126 USA Make checks to “Adopt An Activist” and earmark
them Prithvi. And if you wish to make a donation for any of the other,
ongoing work here in the US, in New Orleans, and in training students
in permaculture and activism, you can donate online on my website,
Thanks, and may the sun’s return bring us hope and renewal this season,
the war in Iraq - Bring all our troops home now!
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2006 NEW YORK CITY
A war based on lies
Spying, corruption and attacks on civil liberties
Katrina survivors abandoned by government
Read the call from the initiating peace, justice, women's environmental,
FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY
Say NO to WAR:
Call for Peace: An Urgent Appeal
petition for peace was signed by
100,468 people by March 8, International Women's Day, surpassing the
100,000 goal set by Code
Pink. On March 7 Code Pink reported that
"March 8 anti-war actions (are) planned in 18 countries and 65
cities in the US! In Hyderabad, Pakistan a group will go to their
US Embassy with signatures and a message that "the Pakistani people
don't want war in Iraq." In Cairo, Egypt they are going to both the
US and UK Embassies. On the Fiji island of Suva, women have been wearing
pink every Wednesday to spread awareness and get more signatures to
deliver to the US Embassy on their island. In Venezuela, after hearing
the call from President Hugo Chavez to support the Women Say NO To
War campaign, a brand new CODEPINK Caracas chapter formed last week
and is organizing an action on March 8th..." US
Families for Peace" activist Cindy
Sheehan and others were arrested as they tried to present the petition
at the UN in New York City. See
more on Cindy Sheehan and her recent writings.
Berlin Women and Life on Earth and others delivered petition posters
with the signature totals to the US Embassy and German Chancellor,
calling for an end to the US occupation of Iraq and a halt to German
support for US illegal war-related activity on German soil.
Who Made a Revolution Rebecca
Solnit on the historical importance of three women: "Jane Jacobs,
Rachel Carson and Betty Friedan did it in books."
Rider: Let Iran Have the Bomb by Margaret Kimberley,
The Black Commentator
..."The United States is still the only nation to use an atomic
weapon on human beings. Keep that fact in mind when we are whipped
into a frenzy of fear regarding the possibility of Iran developing
a nuclear weapon." See our
page on Iran.
single woman in the United States, whether she is aware of it or not,
is impacted by the war in Iraq. There is no more critical time than
the present for U.S. women to step up and speak out against the war
and the growsing militarization of our country and world..."
End the War, U.S. Women Must Lead by Christine Ahn, ZNet March
THE ASSAULT ON JERICHO PRISON IS A SCANDAL
Press Release from the Member of the European Parliament, 14 March
Arsonists, or War starts in our Minds" a new essay by
Mies, Cologne, Germany.
Second Death of Rachel Corrie
Vanessa Redgrave in Counterpunch.org urges "the Royal Court Theatre
to sue the New York Theatre Workshop for the cancellation of the production
of 'My Name Is Rachel Corrie'"...
See also A
Sad Day: For Rachel Corrie by Starhawk.
One Penny More for War! National Call-In Day Tuesday, February 28,
Call Congress toll free: 888-818-6641
President Bush has asked Congress for another $72 billion for his
illegal war in Iraq. This will bring the cost of the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan to almost $120 billion for 2006 -- that's on top of
the $432 billion the military is already spending this year, and in
addition to the more than $250 billion already spent on the Iraq war!
Call your Representative and Senators at 888-818-6641 on Tuesday,
Feb. 28th, and tell them: Not one penny more for war!
Relief for Women and Families Devastated by the Earthquake in Pakistan
The link above is to the website of Madre,
a human rights organization of women working with women who are affected
by violations to help them win justice and, ultimately, change the
conditions that give rise to human rights abuses. To make an emergency
contribution to send tents, blankets, and food to devastated rural
communities, please visit MADRE’s website at http://madre.kintera.org/pakistanearthquake
people of New Orleans need our help.
Our page of community
and progressive organizations that are helping now -- and need your
support to do more.