Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans, a co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace, has been a community, social and political organizer for the last 30 years.

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"The U.S. is engaged in endless wars around the world." (Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Who Is Making a Killing on Killing?
Our investments are funding war, guns, and militarism at home and around the world. From our personal investments to state pension plans to university trusts, the money that individuals and communities are using for retirement, long-term planning, and even higher education is subsidizing violence...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Stitching Korea Back Together
Thirty peace activists from 15 countries arrived in Beijing on May 17th. I knew 11 of the women before arriving but most of the women knew maybe one or two others and a few knew no one. Our work for peace and justice had taken very different paths and it was striking that many of those paths had...
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Happy Mothers Day: From Guantanamo to Yemen
He disappeared more than a decade ago, just 18-years-old and teaching abroad, separated from his family for the first time in life. His mother and father, sick with worry, heard nothing. For all they knew he was dead. Then, one day they opened a newspaper and learned their son was being held in a military prison run by the US of A, accused of – but never charged with – being an enemy of the state.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Let George W. Bush Discuss His Legacy However He Likes... from the Hague
George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Obama Must Condemn Egyptian Military
As we watch the Egyptian police and military viciously attack democracy activists on the streets of Cairo, using U.S. weapons, it is outrageous that the Obama Administration has failed to issue a strong condemnation of this latest attempt to crush a revolution that has inspired people around the world, including millions of Americans.
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Friday, July 23, 2010
Countering the Iraq War Spinners
Almost eight years ago, I made my way to DC to meet up with Medea Benjamin and a few other friends to talk about what we could do to stop the Bush administration's insane push toward invading an innocent country: Iraq. The next morning, eight of us were in front of the White House, on the steps of Congress and in the hearing for the resolution on Iraq; the day ended with two of us in jail. Our message was US Inspectors, Not US War.
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Thursday, June 03, 2010
Israel: The Truth Is Coming
My dear friend Ann Wright joined the Gaza Freedom Flotilla just days before it left Greece. She posted daily blogs from her voyage, the last one written only hours before the Israeli Navy commandeered her small boat.
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Saturday, December 05, 2009
Thank the President for Waking the Sleeping Giant
CODEPINK issued an alert on Thursday, December 3, about the President's West Point speech on Afghanistan and his failure to respond to the many voices calling for peace. We asked people to email the White House to voice their concerns. The alert had been out for three minutes when the phone rang. My assistant Mark answered, then turned to me and said, "The White House is calling."
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Thursday, November 05, 2009
Stop US Meddling; Support Afghan Women at the Table
During my recent trip to Afghanistan, I never heard Afghans calling for a runoff election. Yes, they were furious that the U.S.-sanctioned election in August was fraught with fraud, and they knew (with the current election commission) only fraud could again result. Their hopes had been dashed on the rocks once, and they didn't want it repeated. Yet Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations-talked Karzai into a "runoff election." Did Senator Kerry ask the Afghan people if they wanted one? Apparently, this didn't matter.
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Thursday, October 08, 2009
Afghanistan: Will Obama Listen to the Women?
October 7, 2009 With the eighth anniversary of our invasion of Afghanistan nearing and a leaked letter from our general in Afghanistan that he wants another 40,000 troops before the funding for the last request of 21,000 has really been fully voted on, we felt it was time to go to Afghanistan and speak to the women. What do they want to say to President Obama?
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