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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

mad voter pink tea party

bayarea codepink met last nite, after vigiling on the chilliest corner in berkeley, and decided we HAVE to do something about all this depression and despondency going 'round california & the bay area.
the very first time i heard one of our founders, starhawk, speak was the day congress was voting to give bush the right to go to war. she said that when we feel depression, helplessness, hopelessness - when we feel overwhelmed, like we can 't do anything or anything we do is not enuff - she said, when we feel like this, we have to stop and know that we are falling under the spell of those in power. she said that those in power are casting out a might spell and we are falling under it - those in power want/need us to feel powerless, depressed, etc. and we are NOT powerless, hopeless, etc. starhawk says we need to step back out of the spell's circle, and cast our own spell - of empowerment, action, victory!
so we decided we are going to begin to brew our own spell: we are going to gather mad voters and have a pink tea party! it is time to celebrate!! so many have stepped up to the plate and poured so much into defending our democracy, defeating bush, and spreading progressive ideals across this land, our country. sooooooooo many! we are going to hand out pink badges of courage to local activists who did so much prior to the election, and who continue to do so much.
stay tuned!!!!