National Women's Caucus
Green Party of the United States
PO Box 57065
Washington, D.C. 20037
Our website as a resource for women...
As a personal project, I would like to create a page of links of
interest to Green Women. If you have websites, you would like to recommend, please send
them for consideration to Sanda Everette. Links posted woud need to be approved by the NWC-CC.
Meanwhile, We just want to share some information
about the work other women are doing on an issue important to all of us,
Women have been speaking out for peace for
centuries. Do you know about the play by Aristophanes written almost 2500 years ago in which the women of Athens
led by Lysistrata, were working to stop war? Today women are speaking on that
issue with the Lysistrata
Have you been curious about the history of Mother's Day. One of
our favorite quotes is the Mother's Day Proclamation made in 1870 by Julia Ward
Howe. ... and check out what some of our current time women peace activists at CodePink did with their Mother's Day
call for peace.
Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
From the voice of a devastated Earth a voice goes
Our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe our dishonor,
Nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil
At the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home
For a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace...
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God -
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.