Wage peace. Homeland Security's color-coded threat levels are designed to instill fear and through that, one hopes, foster protective action. But there's another way to go about this. We could, say, start from love and compassion and begin action from that point. It's just an axiom, but I really believe that the end result is different -and better- when we start from a positive place. CodePink is a clever play on Homeland Security's colors; it's an energetic and compassionate band of women and men from all over the world who are demanding an end to the war in Iraq. But more than that, they want to create a global climate of non-violence.
One of their programs is a world-wide petition, the Women's Call for Peace, addressed to government leaders and the United Nations. They hope to get 100,000 signatures by March 8, 2006. Personally, I think they should be able to get more than that. So, go read it and see if you can support it!