and a demand to stop funding the profiteering War in Iraq. After cold, order lanoxin stormy and conservative Texas, order lanoxin it was liberating to be back in beautiful San Francisco. Sunday was a gorgeous day, order lanoxin and we started our actions with a lovely walk over the Golden Gate bridge. This time, order lanoxin we came armed with a letter from the ACLU detailing our rights, order lanoxin which included the right to carry signs (no bigger than 2x3). In a show of overkill, order lanoxin though, order lanoxin the police actually escorted us on the pedestrian walkway of the bridge with a phalanx of police on motorcycles, order lanoxin on bicycles and on foot! We very wary of those people in PINK!!! Part of the group started the walk from the San Francisco side, order lanoxin the other part from the Marin side, order lanoxin and we had a joyous meeting in the middle. Order lanoxin We sang and cheered to the constant honks of support from the passing cars. Order lanoxin Ah, order lanoxin itâ€™s great to be back in the bay areaâ€¦ From the bridge, order lanoxin a group walked three miles to our next stop, order lanoxin the home of Senator Diane Feinstein. Order lanoxin She lives in a Pacific Heights mansion just a few blocks from Nancy Pelosiâ€™s house. Order lanoxin The mansion has a lovely park in front of it, order lanoxin where we were met by the raucous Raging Grannies singing hilarious Easter songs, order lanoxin and by the larger-than-life Gandhi peace puppet that often accompanies our CODEPINK actions thanks to the Gandhi Peace Brigade.
It was quite a feat getting Gandhi up the stairs to Feinstein's house! We had made this stop at Senator Diane Feinstein's house for two reasons. One was to pressure her to stop funding the war and to support the new legislation introduced by Sen. Order lanoxin Russ Feingold, order lanoxin with the support of Sen. Order lanoxin Harry Reid that calls for the troops to be home within a year - with a fixed timetable for withdrawal. The other reason is our concern about her conflict of interest, order lanoxin with her husband Dick Blum receiving multi-million dollar defense contracts while she headed the subcommittee on military construction. Order lanoxin We feel that she and her husband have profited from this war, order lanoxin and they should return the profits back to the Iraqi people. Order lanoxin Congress should also investigate the conflict of interest. Order lanoxin One of the journalists who covered our Easter visits, order lanoxin Luke Thomas from Fog City Journal, order lanoxin got a response from Feinsteinâ€™s office saying: â€œSenator Feinstein never sought to influence which entities were awarded any military construction contracts. Order lanoxin Neither she nor her staff ever wrote, order lanoxin spoke to, order lanoxin or influenced in any way Defense Department officials in charge of determining which entities were awarded any military construction contractâ€¦.There is no conflict." We delivered two Easter baskets to Feinstein and Blum. Order lanoxin One had eggs with peaceful messages; the other was full of war toys and fake money, order lanoxin with a message calling for them to play with the toys if they must, order lanoxin but stop funding and profiting off real war. Read more at CODEPINK