Nine years ago I joined my CODEPINK sisters in front of the White House in an act of civil disobedience to try to stop our US government from bombing Iraq. None of us could live with ourselves if we sat by and did nothing while a country filled with children was blown to bits using money we needed in the United States to build hospitals, housing and schools.
Our government refused to listen and this week, on the anniversary of the Iraq invasion, we see the tragic costs of that war and the continued war in Afghanistan. Have we learned nothing?
Now, CODEPINK has been approached by Iranian and Israeli women to join together to stop a war on Iran. We must respond. Please join us today, March 20, on Norooz, the Iranian New Year, and also the anniversary of the Iraq invasion, as we call on three powerful American women who can make a difference: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ambassador Susan Rice and First Lady Michelle Obama.
(Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and advocate for a just peace in the Middle East.)