have marched, we have petitioned, we have called, emailed and
urged Congress; DON'T BUY BUSH'S WAR. It isn't
working—Congress continues to vote billions of dollars
toward the occupation of Iraq without any timeline for
withdrawal. It is time for us do what they don't have the
courage to do. If Congress wants to fund the war with our
dollars, well, we'll simply refuse to give them those dollars.
December 16th, 1773, a group of patriots protested King
George's taxes by dumping tea into Boston Harbor. This
December 16th, CODEPINK commemorates this event by launching
phase of our Don't
Buy Bush's War campaign:
an invitation to the American public to engage in the
venerable American tradition of tax resistance.
call upon all citizens opposed to this unlawful occupation to
join with us and pledge
to withhold 7% of our taxes in 2008—the amount of the
U.S. budget devoted to the occupation of Iraq—if joined
by another 100,000 people on April 15th,
giving us safety in numbers. This call to Civil Disobedience
has raised many questions and fears—as we organized this
campaign, we discovered how frightened so many are of our own
government and especially the Internal Revenue Service. Now
is the time for us to face our fears and transform that energy
to take up the responsibility Congress has refused—and
stop funding this war.
here to learn more about our Don't Buy Bush's War campaign
brave citizens have already joined us. This campaign is a
coalition effort among several national organizations
including United for Peace and Justice, Gold Star Families for
Peace, and the 2008 War Tax Boycott coalition. Won't you join
us, too? If this act of civil disobedience feels like too big
a stretch, you can participate by being part of our support
out how at
Buy Bush's War!
are so many better ways to use our money than funding war. One
is to support the plight of Iraqi refugees. Today, 8 million
Iraqis live in poverty and more than 15% of the population
have fled their homes due to war. More than 2 million have
sought refuge in neighboring countries and an estimated 2.3
million are internally displaced. To find out more about this
growing humanitarian crisis and to donate to help Iraqi women
and children, please visit
our Iraqi Refugee Crisis page.
you take part in our tax revolt, you are giving voice to all
of those who have suffered in this disastrous war. Click
here to read the heartbreaking message
we received from our Iraqi friend Omar yesterday.
you for joining our 2008 tea party. We the people can end this
peace and strength,
Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Ileana, Jodie, Medea, Nancy,
Rae, and Samantha
to have a Peaceful Holiday Season!
you haven't already, please join our pledge 10
Ways to Have a Peaceful Holiday Season in 2007.
Check our list to see which item inspires you this week.
And remember--with each person you bring in to our
you will be one step closer to winning a trip to join us
now, you can Make
Coffee, Not War,
as well!. We just launched our own label of fair trade,
organic coffee through our partnership with Las Hermanas,
a women-initiated empowerment project of the SOPPEXCCA
Coffee Cooperative in Nicaragua. With each rich, delicious
sip, you will be supporting women around the world.