Alli McCracken

Alli McCracken is a National Coordinator with CODEPINK based in Washington DC.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Are U.S.-Saudi Relations Finally Souring?
Congress recently passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allowing families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue other governments, including Saudi Arabia, for possible damages. Despite threats by the Saudi government to sell billions of dollars’ worth of their...
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Thursday, May 05, 2016
#IsraelSaudi: A Match Made in Hell
For decades, Saudi Arabia has been a stalwart advocate of Palestinian statehood rights and a voracious critic of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Saudi Arabia’s commitment to Palestine has defined the geopolitical contours of the Middle East for decades. But now that the Iran...
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Monday, January 11, 2016
Send Obama to Gitmo
President Obama should be given props for the progress made in thawing US-Cuban relations, but there’s a piece of unfinished business that he could—and should—still attend to: returning the US Naval Base in Guantanamo to the Cuban people. In doing so, he could also solve another dilemma that has...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Bashing Obama to Make Way for Hillary
Three years ago, during the height of the Occupy movement, I was ejected from a Congressional hearing for allegedly “assaulting” Leon Panetta, then Secretary of Defense and former Director of the CIA. He was testifying to the House Armed Services Committee about “lessons learned by the Department...
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Wednesday, June 04, 2014
So Obama Really Can Close Gitmo
Over the weekend the government of Qatar brokered a dramatic deal between the US and the Taliban to swap five Guantánamo prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier held as a prisoner of war for almost five years. Flexing his political clout, President Obama demonstrated his ability to navigate with...
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
A Snow Day at the Department of Homeland Security
Back in November, the CODEPINK DC office hosted a movie screening about drone warfare on the side of Jeh Johnson’s elegant home in Georgetown. Jeh Johnson was chief counsel at the Department of Defense from 2009-2013 and wrote the legal memos that justified the targeted killing of people overseas by drones.
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