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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Friday, November 27, 2009

Letter to Soldiers

We have decided to protest at military bases on our way to Creech AFB where we will protest both DRONES and the upcoming SURGE.

We have this letter we will hand out to whatever soldier we find brave enough to take a letter from CodePINK.

Here is the letter, and below the letter, is the information printed on the back of the letter. Please feel free to copy and pass on to everyone you know.

Dearest Soldiers:

As you are most likely aware, for EIGHT long years, we have been doing everything in our power to END WAR NOW:
• We have protested in the streets
• We have knocked down Congressional doors
• We have gone to D.C. to the White House, Congressional Hearings, the Floor of Congress
• We have campaigned to withhold War Income Taxes
• We’ve boycotted, shamed, challenged War Profiteers
• We have educated, informed, conversed, dialogued with everyone

We have even elected a new President to work to END WAR

And none of it has worked to END WAR.

As we saw most recently at Ft Hood, Camp Lejeune, and wherever returning soldiers are around the country, the violence of war cannot be ‘contained’ in our faraway war and occupation zones but continues to erupt in our homes and communities. We MUST ensure this war violence NEVER happens again, here on our soil or the soil of other peoples, especially Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq – our present targets of military occupation and attack.

We are turning now to you, our soldiers, our fellow Americans, our sister and brother human beings who happen to be in the military.

You are our LAST RESORT! We are turning to you, to beg you, to convince you, to ask you, to demand: DO NOT GO! REFUSE! RESIST! Be true heroes: do all you can do to END WAR NOW!

For a bottom line is:
Without YOUR bodies,
there can be no war!!!

And then on the back:

50 civilians are killed for every one ‘bad guy” killed by drones. We are so deeply concerned and mortified with so much killing, death, and destruction.

What if it was YOUR child that was killed by a drone?


Resources for Drone Pilots

Courage to Resist www.couragetoresist.org
510-488-3559

Winter Soldier
http://www.ivaw.org/wintersoldier

IVAW www.ivaw.org

GI Rights HotLine www.girightshotline.com
877-447-4487

DVD: “Sir, NO Sir”

CodePINK www.codepinkalert.org
510-540-7007

www.nodrones.com

1 Comments:

  • At 5/12/09 11:53 AM, Blogger Annegw said…

    Good letter. I have just posted it on my Facebook page. Seems to be timely with the NY Times article on the CIA drones: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/04/world/asia/04drones.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1&ref=world

    Thanks for all the anti-drone work.

     

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