||ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN:
On July 4, 2006, CODEPINK and Gold Star
Families launched an historic hunger strike called TROOPS HOME FAST,
calling for the U.S. government to bring our troops home from Iraq--FAST.
A core group of long-term fasters fasted in front of the White House,
in Washington DC. The fast continued until September 21, International
Peace Day, when there was a
week of mass actions against the war.
Many supporters continued fasting beyond this date and many others
covered our historic fast in the media and various blogs. Click
here to read Susan Adelman's Thank You message to all the Troops
Home FASTers. And for inspiration, read Robert
Koehler's wonderful column on why he joined the fast and listen
on Hunger Strikes by Victoria Zackheim.
||AUGUST 2006 FAST MIDDLE EAST TRIP!
Middle East Peace Delegates Medea Benjamin, Gael Murphy and Diane
Wilson visited Jordan and Beirut to work with Lebanese activists and
humanitarian aid groups and help those stranded without aid in South
Lebanon. They fed 500 children in the parks of Beirut on Friday and
spent their days in meetings to learn how we can best help. Click
here to read more about the trip and
exlore our webs sections: Let Peace Live.
||LOCAL ACTIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY!
Around the country, 35 groups observed
local fasts. At the train station near Hillary Clinton's home in Chappaqua,
100 fasters showed up to ask her to stop supporting the occupation.
Over 100 people joined in action in Chicago and in San Francisco;
CODEPINK and supporters camped outside
of Senator Diane Feinstein's house and fasted in front of her office
for a week. We received messages from fasts in Rome, Germany, Pakistan