Tuesday, May 17, 2005

CodePink Stop the Next War Now book tour

Thanks to Tammy for alerting us that CodePink is on a book tour to promote the excellent CodePink book Stop the Next War Now:

May 18
Click here for your invitation
Medea Benjamin

May 19
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (97214)
Medea Benjamin

May 19
Book party at Arianna Huffington's House
Jodie Evans

May 20
King's English
1511 South 1500 East (84105)
Jodie Evans

May 21
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr. Ste C-101
Medea Benjamin

May 21
Reader's Oasis
3400 East Speedway (85716)
Medea Benjamin

May 22
Pacifica Peace People
Sanchez Concert Hall
Medea Benjamin

May 22
Book Shop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue (95060)
Medea Benjamin

May 22
Bound to Be Read
870 Grand Avenue (55105)
Jodie Evans

May 23
Prairie Lights
15 South Dubuque (52240)
Jodie Evans

May 23
Thunderbird Books
Medea Benjamin

Riane Eisler

May 24
Left Bank Books
399 Noth Euclid (63108)
Jodie Evans

May 31
Coliseum Books
11 West 42nd St (10036)
Medea Benjamin

Diane Wilson
Adrienne Brown
Frida Berrigan
Kathryn Blume

June 1
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College St. (1075)
Medea Benjamin

Susan Griffen

Hartford CT
June 2
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice
Medea Benjamin

June 3

See Related Action Planned for June 2
Art of the Century Gallery
Medea Benjamin

Jodie Evans
Eve Ensler

June 4
Book Expo America

Medea Benjamin

Jodie Evans
Diane Wilson

June 11
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd. (94925)
Medea Benjamin

June 17
White Dog
3420 Samsom St. (19104)
Medea Benjamin

For more information on CodePink go to their web site.

We're going to Folding Star (who's quoting from this site) because I can naviage A Winding Road more quickly than I can this site. (FS is usually kind enough to send a post as soon as it goes up and two weeks ago, FS and I were discussing music and I mentioned something FS had written. FS didn't even remember it. I completely understand that because I frequently blank on topics we discuss at this site. But I can usually pinpoint FS's posts within a day or two from memory.)

A New Book By Code Pink
Today's Book Chat is in the works, though it probably won't be up until late tonight.

In the meantime, I wanted to note the following, which is reprinted from The Common Ills.
It's about an important book that you should all consider purchasing, and one which will probably feature in an upcoming Book Chat on A Winding Road.
Book: Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism
Alice Walker
Medea Benjamin
Jodie Evans
Arundhati Roy
Camilo Mejia
Nancy Lessin
Cindy Sheehan
Carly Sheehan
Marti Hiken
MaryAnn Wright
Kit Gage
Patricia Foulkrod
Eve Ensler
Terry Tempest Williams
Rose Kabuye
Elise Boulding
Riane Eisler
Joan Almon
Catherine Ingram
Susan Griffin
Phyllis Bennis
Leslie Cagan
Fridea Berrigan
Eisha Mason
Rebecca Solnit
Diane Wilson
Marti Hiken
Becky Bond
Barbara Ehrenreich
Beth Osnes
Julia Ward Howe
Laura Flanders
Sonali Kolhatkar
Kavita N. Ramdas
Neela Marikkar
Sumaya Farhat-Naser
Gila Svirsky
Shirin Ebadi
Nurit Peled-Elhanan
Rabia Roberts
Jasmina Tesanovic
Pramila Jayapal
Mary Robinson
Helen Thomas
Gael Murphy
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Amy Goodman
Janine Jackson
Andrea Buffa
Nina Rothschild Utne
Tad Bartimus
Patricia Scott Schroeder
Doris "Granny D" Haddock
Chellie Pingree
Lynn Woolsey
Barbara Lee
Jody Williams
Noeleen Heyzer
Helen Caldicott
Randall Forsberg
Joseph Gerson
Gar Smith
Arianna Huffington
Julia Butterfly Hill
Jennifer Krill
Naomi Klein
Benazir Bhutto
Wangari Maathai
Aya de Leon
Alli Chagi-Starr
Holly Near
Juana Alicia
Kathryn Blume
Cynthia McKinney
Adrienne Maree Brwon
Sharon Salzberg

What is the above? A list of the people contributing to Stop the Next War Now which Dallas compiled and e-mailed in hoping it might interest some members in the book. Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism is a book attempting to increase our understanding of possible solutions and responses.

As we noted on Wednesday:

Code Pink has a book out entitled How to Stop the Next War Now. For more information, see Code Pink or BuzzFlash. The book contains contributions from a number of women this community has noted and highlighted. Among the contributors: Medea Benjamin, Amy Goodman, Barbara Lee, Naomi Klein, Eve Ensler, Janeane Garofalo and Arianna Huffington.

Dallas ordered the book via BuzzFlash and he e-mailed this afternoon to pass on the list of contributors thinking it might raise interest in the book. I agree this is an important book. I hadn't thought of purchasing it online from Code Pink or BuzzFlash when I saw it in my local independent bookstore -- I don't think BuzzFlash had offered it yet as a premium because the first I knew of the book was when the cover caught my eye. Whether you purchase the book from an independent bookstore, Code Pink, BuzzFlash, or wherever you usually purchase your books, I'd urge you to consider purchasing it. And for those on limited funds, check your local libraries and utilize their inter or intra library loan programs.

There are responses other than drop bombs and starve off a population (of food or medical supplies). Our current administration knows only war. Which is why so many of us flinch when someone starts saying "We have to do something about ___" -- fill in the blank. In five years our world view has been dangerously warped and our options reduced to one: war.

Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism is an attempt to raise our understanding and provide us with other tools. If it's not your "bag," that's fine. But, like Dallas, I feel strongly about the issue. As does Rebecca and The Third Estate Sunday Review which is why, with Dallas' permission, this entry will be posted at both of their sites as well.

Obviously, we all feel strongly about this book. Folding Star, Rebecca, The Third Estate Sunday Review and Betty all noted the book at their sites. If you haven't purchased the book yet, there are two different links provided. Or, if the book tour is coming to your area, you can purchase it there. If you're planning to read it via your library system, that's great too. But there's a reason we all highlighted the list Dallas compiled (thank you to Dallas for doing the list and for giving permission for everyone to repost it) and it's that we belive it's an important topic and it's a conversation we need to be having as a nation.

The e-mail address for this site is common_ills@yahoo.com. I noted in the Okrent entry this morning that e-mails jump whenever he's discussed and there are a ton of e-mails. I'm going to go through them now and hopefully be able to get a post up on them tonight. But, and anyone who e-mails this site gets an automated reply that tells them this, if you want to be quoted, you need to note that in your e-mail. (If you only want one section quoted, you need to note that section.) I've read 35 already (from visitors) as I worked my way backwards. They haven't noted that they want to be quoted. Therefore they won't be.

[Note: This entry has been corrected for spacing -- names on the book tour ran together -- thanks to Wally for catching that.]