Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just a shrimper whose gonna stop eatinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to stop the war!" and TROOPS HOME FAST - DIANE WILSON, activist, author w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show06/03/06
Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation shrimper from Texas, activist and author. She is a mother of five and has become legendary for her struggles to stop chemical companies from dumping devastating toxins into the Gulf Coast, as chronicled in her new book An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas.
Diane, a founding member of CODEPINK, announced at the Mother's Day peace vigil in Washington DC on May 14 that she was going on a hunger strike to bring the troops home from Iraq and invited others to join her. The Troops Home Fast, which will begin on July 4, has already attracted hundreds of supporters.