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Janet Weil is a staffer for, and longtime member of, the women-led peace organization, CODEPINK, and represents the organization to the United for Peace and Justice Afghanistan working group. She taught English to immigrants for a number of years before leaving teaching to focus on ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Janet is also a published poet. She has a loved one in the Marine Corps who expects to be deployed early in 2010 to Afghanistan. Janet has recently been inspired by hearing and meeting Afghan parliamentarian, teacher and leader Malalai Joya on her book tour for "A Woman Among Warlords."
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Barbara Lee Still Speaks for Me! (2 comments)
Barbara Lee calls for opposition to a troop escalation in Afghanistan; an end to US troops and military contractors in that country; "Smart Security"; and a repeal of the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force, as hundreds cheer in downtown Oakland.