CODEPINK Los Angeles has an action tonight against Hillary Clinton.
“What’s that?” you say, “political activist women who DON’T like Hillary?” Well, yes. We’re a little disappointed in her. She isn’t listening about the War in Iraq, and is more concerned with her 2008 bid than with adding her strong voice to the dissenters. I know that’s what politics is about, and I used to actually admire Hillary for her ambition and strength. But there’s a point where I believe conscience and the wishes of the people should override one’s political drive. She’s gone well past that point, and I think someone needs to remind her of that.
More info after the jump for the politically inclined, as well as info on a Monday night public discussion with Marcy Winograd and former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter.
The action tonight in Beverly Hills is outside Reception for Sen. Hillary Clinton. She’s in town to raise more millions for her Presidential bid. Code Pink and other Peace groups are calling all peace people to remind Hillary that there’s a war on, and she needs to stand up against it. Hillary also refuses to support Feingold Censure of Big Brother Bush for Wiretapping.
For tonight’s Birddog Hillary action:
5:30 PM, 1740 Greenacres Drive, Bevery Hills
Contact: Tiffany(at) CodePinkAlert (dot) org
For those interested in attending Monday’s emergency public discussion about Iraq, Iran and America’s constitutional crisis:
Monday, May 1 (May Day)
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Auditorium
3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro
Suggested minimum donation: $10
All proceeds benefit Winograd for Congress
For more info call 310.305.1953 or visit www.winogradforcongress.com
SCOTT RITTER was the UN top weapons inspector in Iraq between 1991 and 1998. Before working for the UN he served as an officer in the US Marines and as a ballistic missile advisor to General Schwarzkopf in the first Gulf war. He joins a growing list of grassroots supporters and internationally acclaimed experts who recognize the importance of Marcy Winograd in Congress.
MARCY WINOGRAD is President of Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles. MARCY is running for Congress to replace pro-war hawk, and see-no-Rendition Rep. Jane Harman in the 36th District. When elected, Winograd will vote to cut funding for the war in Iraq and bring the troops home now. “I am running for Congress with a great sense of urgency,” says Winograd, “because we stand on the precipice of losing our democracy and plunging the world into another war — this time in Iran. We must stop the next war before it happens.”
Winograd worked with Assemblyman Paul Koretz to draft a resolution calling for a moratorium on Depleted Uranium (U-237) in US weapons systems. Working with grassroots Democratic Clubs throughout the state, Winograd also crafted an anti-War resolution passed at the California Democratic Party convention last year. Winograd’s opponent, Jane Harman, sat on the House Intelligence Committee during the run-up to the war and ignored objections raised by intelligence analysts who said reports that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction were “highly dubious.” She also was part of Gang of Eight who heard from Bush about the worldwide CIA Torture prisons and did nothing.