Both of them are trotting out Tom Hayden as an anti-war spokesperson. Hello? Everyone forget that Hayden told everyone to vote for the pro-war Obama.
UFPJ wants us to join Hayden in signing a petition against the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. (email below) Where was his signature in 2008? How about Hayden sign a petition saying he will never vote for (or promote) a pro-war candidate?
This is the second time that Code Pink has been clueless in going to Greens with a supporter of Obama’s pro-war presidency. They targeted a Tom Hayden email to Green Party members. (email below) Are Green Party members who opposed these wars from the beginning, and whose candidates oppsed these wars, really gonna want any advice from the guy who told people to vote for the pro-war Obama? I think not.
|Take Action to End the War in Afghanistan
A Conversation with Tom Hayden plus a report from inside Congress
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 9PM EST
The Afghanistan war is escalating! Congress is poised to spend another $130 billion on the wars! Join us for a conversation with Tom Hayden and a Congressional representative to discuss how the anti-war movement can have more impact on Congress.
The conference call will be an exchange of experiences and a discussion of grass-roots strategies for building Congressional opposition.
Conference call at 9 PM EST on Tuesday September 15.
Call in number 218-339-4300 access code 091509#
Afghanistan – A Petition to Take Action Against the War
Tom Hayden and other anti war activists have initiated an online petition to organize the 57% public opinion that opposes the war in Afghanistan to prevent a new escalation of troops.
The petition preamble says: “We, the undersigned peace and justice leaders, believe that the American military interventions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq are deepening quagmires that threaten a Long War without end.”
Please sign on yourself and forward this email!
Help us continue to do this critical work: Make a donation to UFPJ today.
UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
September 10, 2009
Dear Green Party Member,
Our friend Tom Hayden has been an important voice for peace for decades. CODEPINK and other activists around the world are joining with Tom now to use our collective voice and power to end war in Afghanistan. As this fantastic article in the New York Times states, the tides are turning in our favor-this fall, the antiwar movement is rallying in solidarity to challenge Obama’s misguided policies on Afghanistan.
Join the call and sign here–we will deliver your message to Obama, Pelosi & Reid next week!
Let’s take Tom’s advice and raise hell (for peace)!
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Paris, Rae and Whitney
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