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

Monday, December 9, 2013

Drop Presents, NOT Bombs

Dear Friends,

This is the month in which people around the world celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Although those of us who live in developed nations have the luxury of a false sense of peace, so many people in other parts of the world do not. Ironically, it is the developed nations, headed by the United States, that bring suffering to so much of the world.

The following video of an action by Santa at the Victoria Barracks in Australia begs us to reflect on the violence our nation perpetrates on those with little (or no) voice or power.

"On December the 3rd Wikileaks Australian Citizens Alliance (WACA) supported Santa and his helpers as they went to speak to the Australian Military about their assistance in the USA drone bombing of Pakistan and other countries. Santa asked the Australian military and government to stop assisting the US via Pine Gap in drone bombing children in Pakistan." (quoted from the YouTube video)

I invite you to honor the meaning of this Season of Peace by taking some action to bring peace to the world.

Click here to advocate to Ban Weaponized Drones from the World! Help Roots Action gain 100,000 signatures on its petition (currently at 88,156).

Toward Peace for All People,


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