Readers of this blog might be interested to know that the piece I posted a few weeks ago called “Code Pink, the Taliban, and Malala Yousafzai” also went up on the openDemocracy website, where it has touched off an international debate on the women’s peace movement, drones, solidarity, and related issues. This is an important debate—in fact, ANY debate on these questions is important, considering the woeful level of political discussion in our movement. I urge you to check it out and chime in with your comments on openDemocracy. More articles are in the works.
Here are the links:
Meredith Tax, “Code Pink, the Taliban, and Malala Yousafzai,” Oct. 13, 2012.
Afiya Zia, “Taliban: agent or victim?” Oct. 24, 2012. http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/afiya-shehrbano-zia/taliban-agent-or-victim
Rebecca Johnson, “The politics of alliances: feminist peace action, drones, and Code Pink,” Oct. 31, 2012. http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/rebecca-johnson/politics-of-alliances-feminist-peace-action-drones-and-code-pink
Pervez Hoodbhoy, “Drones: theirs and ours,” Nov. 3, 2012. http://www.opendemocracy.net/pervez-hoodbhoy/drones-theirs-and-ours
Pam Bailey, “Citizen Diplomacy: a balance between leading and following,” Nov. 3, 2012.
Afiya Zia, "The Political Correctness of Drone Activism," Nov. 5, 2012.