“And so sometimes I think that if you just put the mothers in charge for a while, that things would get resolved” – Barack Obama
Recently I contributed six pink and green knitted squares to the thousands collected for the White House fence cozy that Code Pink used in its 2009 Mothers’ Day vigil for peace. This was Code Pink’s second 24-hour vigil in front of the White House in honor of all mothers and women living under occupation and war zones, for whom the price of war is the safety and lives of loved ones, their homes, and their future. With roses lifted and giant cozy unfurled, hundreds called for the return of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, so that no more mothers will grieve the loss of children in these wars.
Additional still images of Code Pink’s White Cozy project, the process of assembling the giant cozy in D.C., and the vigil, are available here). But theRealNews televised report, “Roses and Guns for Mother’s Day”, helped me to feel a part of the action in spite of the distance –
Code Pink’s work includes support for peace in Gaza as well. They are also sponsoring a fund-raising compaign for the children of Gaza –
- $10 will enable us to buy a backpack full of schools supplies for a child.
- $50 will enable 5 children to have the tools they need for the school year.
- $100 will help build an International Friendship Playground at one of the schools destroyed during the invasion.
Perhaps you could put down your knitting needles or crochet hook long enough to make a contribution