I was at a peace potluck last night. There were five IVAW
members and, Sgt. Selena with her beautiful 4 year old daughter (in
pink!). Sgt. Selena is an active duty military woman, antiwar, with a
fascinating personal story. She is stationed in north Florida until
I asked her how CodePINK could help her and other antiwar active
military personal. She said that they need a safe place to drop in, meet,
and share their stories, feelings. Some of you may remember the Coffee
Houses that came about for Vietnam Vets during that war. Selena said there
is currently a Coffee House set up near Ft. Mead, Maryland; and, she feels,
because the military folks there don't feel so isolated in their opposition to
war, they are now over 25 strong in opposition to the Iraq war-- being able to
meet a this special military Coffee House. Selena said we need to help
facilitate the return of these Coffee Houses, esp. near military bases.
So, what are your thoughts, experiences and ideas in helping facilitate bringing
back the Coffee House concept?
Your pal for peace,