Posted by CODEPINK Staff
In our daydreams there is a good man behind every good peace-lovin' woman helping to create the peaceful planet we all crave. So for the next few weeks we will be honoring the men who do show up, work hard and create beauty. In short, the men we ♥ who move and shake the world for peace (and who generally rock our world).
Our very first men we love Friday honorees are: Robert Naiman, the Dalai Lama and Tighe Barry! ♥♥♥
Robert Naiman is a long time friend of CODEPINK and he's got chutzpah for sure. He works with Just Foreign Policy and isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Here is our favorite piece by Naiman as of late. The title, "We've Caught the Taliban Chief! Can We Go Home Now?" says IT ALL.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama might seem like a no-duh men-we-heart honoree, but it was this article, where he said,
“I wish, you see, the amount of leadership more female … should take the leadership role."
that sealed the deal today. We couldn't have said it better! Thanks BUST for the additional thoughtful commentary and here is the original Reuters article... Oh and here is where China cries about the Obama/Dalai Lama meeting.
Last but certainly not least is our man in pink, Tighe Barry. Oh what to say! Tighe has been a dedicated CODEPINKer for years and has created our gorgeous props and installations, built pink playgrounds in Gaza, helped safely lead 100+ folks from Egypt into Gaza (with only the pinstriped suit on his back with him) AND is now helping us with the monumental task of clearing out the pink house! We couldn't do it without him--and that's the truth. Thank you Tighe for all you do! To see Tighe in action click here, here and here (notice the jacket).
More next week! And keep spreadin' the love and appreciation~ makes the world go 'round!
Dana & Rae