"War is the greatest threat to public health." - Gino Strada, Italian war surgeon and founder of the UN-recognized Italian NGO Emergency

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Roses and Guns for Mother's Day


If you were enthusiastic about CodePink's Mother's Day vigil at The White House, you MUST check out this YouTube video. It seems that the weekend was not just about roses; in fact it was about GUNS and roses. CodePink's Real News Network put together the following video about the weekend's events in D.C. It seems that CodePink's Mother's Day event was not the only one occurring on the National Mall. The Department of Defense decided to use Mother's Day to promote its own agenda. See it to believe it!

More at The Real News

The irony of CodePink's Mother's Day theme, "I will not raise my children to kill another mother's child" sharing the same day with the Pentagon's "public relations and recruitment event" is stark. Can you say "INDOCTRINATION"?!?!?!?!?!?!?

As Julia Ward Howe said in her 1870 Mother's Day Proclamation, "The sword of murder is not the balance of justice." When will we learn? When will we listen to the mothers? It is time to disarm! "Use Words Not Weapons," to paraphrase the theme for another Mother's Day event in which I participated.

Rise up for PEACE! Support counter-recruitment! Learn more at CodePink's counter-recruitment site. You can also find groups (listed by state) working on counter military recruitment campaigns at United for Peace and Justice.



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