CodePink Golden Gate Bridge Peace Walk
This Sunday, December 8, Noon
Contact: Toby Blomé [firstname.lastname@example.org]
In Solidarity with the People of Afghanistan:
Meet on either end of the Golden Gate Bridge at NOON.
Walk on eastern walkway and meet in the middle for a PEACE CONVERGENCE.
Peacemakers are encouraged to wear sky blue scarves and white clothing in our monthly bridge walk to stand with the people of Afghanistan for their right to live free from a brutal 12 year U.S. occupation.
The U.S. is currently in negotiations to prolong occupation in Afghanistan for up to and beyond 2024!
CodePink says: NO TO OCCUPATION. NOT 11 MORE YEARS! TROOPS HOME NOW!
Check out the Blue Scarf Movement at: [www.TheBlueScarf.org]
“The Blue Scarf represents the expansive blue sky we all share and has become a global symbol for togetherness. It was set in motion by a brave group of women in Afghanistan ready to be heard and is now being worn around the world as a way for people to express their solidarity as global citizens for a better world.”
We will wear sky blue scarves to symbolize all people's right to live free from the violence of war and drone surveillance. In a recent testimony before Congress, Zubair, a 13 yr. old boy and drone victim from Pakistan, said, "I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are grey." He and his younger sister were injured in a drone strike last October in Waziristan, Pakistan, and his 67 year old grandmother was killed while picking vegetables. Zubair added, "When the sky brightens, drones return and we live in fear."
We will wear sky blue scarves to embrace everyone's right to live under a blue sky free of drone attacks and surveillance.
Wear white clothing if you can, or come as you are.
Toby and Laura will provide extra sky blue scarves, but bring one if you have one.
Bring visuals and signs: Free, free Afghanistan! No to Occupation! PEACE ON EARTH! U.S. Out of Afghanistan NOW!
Hope to see you there,
[signed] Renay, Susan, Martha, Adrienne, Eleanor, Laura, Fred, Bob and Toby
(Photo of CodePink at Creech AFB, March, 2013)