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10 Good Things About the Year 2013

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th December, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkEnjoy Medea Benjamin’s annual blog post of what we challenged and celebrated in 2013, and what to watch for in the coming year.
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Why I Am on a Hunger Strike to Shut Down Guantanamo Bay Prison

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Diane Wilson in front of the White House.Diane Wilson writes about her solidarity hunger strike with the the hunger striking prisoners in Guantanamo. “As a fourth generation shrimper and an environmental activist on the Texas gulf coast, I have gone on hunger fasts to protect the seas that my community of fishermen depend upon. I know how far I would go to be heard. To have a voice. To push for justice.”
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Senator Harry Reid and Guns: Time to Take a Stand

Posted by in World News & Events on 18th December, 2012 | No Comments

reid_guncontrolWhen CODEPINK, MoveOn and representatives of other organizations marched into Senator Harry Reid’s DC office on Tuesday, December 18, they wanted a simple answer to a simple question: Does the Senator support a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips, such as the legislation proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein and supported by President Obama and Vice […]
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Israel’s Lesson to Palestinians: Build More Rockets?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 5th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

IMG_0301Medea Benjamin is cofounder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange. She was recently part of an Emergency Delegation to Gaza and heard: “Please don’t wait for the third Israeli round of attacks,” said Hala Ashi, a 24-year-old whose home was badly damaged and whose neighbor was killed, “and help show us, the youth of Gaza, that violence is not the answer.”
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CODEPINK Group Travels to Gaza to Bring Aid and Witness Devastation

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th November, 2012 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkIn light of the terrible humanitarian crisis happening right now in Gaza, CODEPINK has decided to put together an emergency delegation that will attempt to enter Gaza through the Rafah border in Egypt.
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Americans Take Anti-Drone Stance Directly to Pakistan

Posted by in Featured, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th September, 2012 | 1 Comment

droneconvention2When it comes to drones, Americans and Pakistanis see the world through different lenses. Americans are looking through the eyes of remote-control pilots safely ensconced in bases in the United States, while Pakistanis are at the receiving end of the bull’s eye. Polls show to the two peoples as polar opposites: 83% of Americans support the use of drones against “terrorist suspects overseas”; in Pakistan, among those who say they know something about drones, virtually all—97%—oppose them.
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Protestors at the RNC: “Just Say No to Business As Usual”

Posted by in Elect Democracy, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 31st August, 2012 | No Comments

Elect Democracy's Hillary Lehr in TampaTropical Storm Isaac had the impact of forcing the 1% and those that do their bidding to adopt a more humble/realistic position of adjusting their own behavior due to the circumstances beyond purely themselves and their own interests… isn’t that almost exactly what all of us gathered to protest here in Tampa have been demanding? Thanks Mother Nature. Now, let’s make sure we take care of each other wherever the hurricane lands.
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‘Elect Democracy’ Panel in Washington DC + Photos!

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War on 17th July, 2012 | No Comments

Capital Building Fact:  F.I.R.E. (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) sector spent $879 million in Congressional campaign contributions since 2006: bit.ly/KPMK79Three speakers from Code Pink, Oil Change International, and Public Citizen joined Global Exchange in Washington DC, to compare notes on how undue corporate influence negatively impacts the ability of these groups to carry out their positive missions, and share inspiration about how people are standing up to protect and reclaim democracy.
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Embody the Movement: Dancing for Economic Justice

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 23rd January, 2012 | No Comments

Dance-Activists-Flash-MobThe following is a guest post by Rae Abileah with contributing writers Sharon Shay Sloan and Eva Lyons. An uplifting and timely read, especially for those who’ve been following our various Occupy Wall Street West posts. — A day of hard rain and wind could not dampen the spirits of activists representing the 99% as […]
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Occupy Wall Street West #J20, Bechtel Teach In

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 21st January, 2012 | No Comments

It was rainy. It was wet. It was fabulous.On January 20, Occupy Wall Street West made ‘business as usual’ uncomfortable in the financial core of San Francisco. Despite copious rain, protests began at 6am, continued at Wells Fargo and Bank of America branches, moved to the courts, back to Bechtel and the banks, labor and immigrant rights marches targeting I.C.E offices and culminating with a huge and spirited march up Market St as night fell. Many folks sought shelter before arriving to the Cathedral Hill Hotel to post photos, videos and blogs, warm wet feet and reflect on the Day of Action – believing that whatever happens next – we are unstoppable.
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