It’s been another crazy week. Unsurprisingly, Trump continues to make moves that fan the flames of war. His reckless announcement to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has stoked protests and violent clashes across the Middle East and in the West Bank and Jerusalem. He is also calling for Saudi Arabia to end its blockade of Yemen, but fails to recognize the United States’ role in the devastation there or to call for an end to weapons sales to the Kingdom. We all know military contractors are laughing all the way to the bank thanks to this continued descent into chaos, as weapons stocks have risen 40% since Trump took office just one year ago.
We know you are bombarded by the daily onslaught of news. But in this dark tunnel, we offer you some light. We’re offering you tools to take concrete actions to confront the war machine, starting in your own community. You can now access a No War Machine webinar and a whole series of Campaign Guides to help you launch your own Divest from the War Machine campaign.
No War Machine Webinar
Watch the replay of the No War Machine Webinar! Get the scoop on CODEPINK’s newest campaign and how you can be a part of it! You can find a recording of the presentation here. Share the recording with those in your community, and be sure to use the hashtag #divestfromwar.
Divest from the War Machine Campaign Guides
Start using the Divest from the War Machine Campaign Guides to help you kick-start your campaigns! Visit the new site to access a General Campaign Guide, a City Level Campaign Guide, a University Level Campaign Guide, and more!
Watch the webinar and check out the guides, then take these next steps:
- Complete this Points of Intervention Worksheet to help you think through which targets make the most sense for your group. This worksheet can also be found attached to the webinar. You can send your completed worksheet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fill out the No War Machine Follow-Up Survey! This will help us learn more about you and your groups, and how we can best support you! Even if you don’t have a group yet, fill out the survey, and we help connect you with others in your area!
Get ready to join us for a Week of Action in early 2018, where individuals and groups all over the country will take action to #divestfromwar. Form your group, select a target, and then let’s create some fun, powerful actions! We’ll be sending out lots more information in the new year. In the meantime, remember that we are here to support you.
Together, we’ll cut our communities’ ties to war and stop those making a killing from killing.
Onward to peace,
Ann, Claudia, Ariel, Brienne, Haley, Jodie, Katie, Mariana, Mark, Mary, Medea, Nancy, Robin, Paki, Taylor, and Tighe
P.S. Invest in #Peace this holiday season! Holiday gift packages available at the CODEPINK Store! Also, CODEPINK has another wonderful trip to Cuba from February 25 to March 4. Join us. Tell your friends on Twitter and Facebook!