CODEPINK

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. CODEPINK rejects foreign policies based on domination and aggression, and instead calls for policies based on diplomacy, compassion and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
On Day of Obama's Union Speech, CODEPINK Tells Obama His War Funding Check Has Bounced
Today, before President Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on the economy and announces his plan to halve the deficit in four years, CODEPINK will display a giant check made out for the billions budgeted for war marked as "insufficient funds" outside the Capitol Building. They will suggest easier ways to cut the deficit - including ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and making other cuts in the bloated Pentagon budget.
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Monday, February 23, 2009
50 International Delegates to Arrive in Gaza With Gift Baskets for Gazan Women
A 50-member international delegation will attempt to cross the Egyptian border into war-torn Gaza early next month, carrying 2,000 gift baskets to pay tribute to the incredibly resilient, beleaguered Gazan women on International Women's Day, March 8.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
CODEPINK Heartbroken by Obama's Commitment to Continued Military Aggression in Afghanistan
CODEPINK Women for Peace is heartbroken and discouraged by President Obama's decision to deploy an additional 17,000 troops to Afghanistan, a screeching halt to his rhetoric for change and moving our country in a new direction. CODEPINK women call on Obama and his administration to reject a proven-false military solution, and call for a surge in diplomacy and humanitarian aid and an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Americans to Rally TODAY Outside AIPAC Headquarters
Several organizations will rally TODAY outside the offices of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to call for the United States to resist the Israeli lobbying group and reject its destructive aims on Gaza, and decry its enormous influence on Congress which prevented Congress from condemning the recent Israeli assault on the territory. WHAT: Rally in front of AIPAC DC headquarters, by CODEPINK, Washington Peace Center and Activists for a Free Gaza protest in front of AIPAC office
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Days After Visiting Gaza, CODEPINK Representatives Decry Netanyahu or Livni Win
With both Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and right-wing opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu claiming victory in Israel's elections yesterday, the American peace group CODEPINK is calling for President Obama to act now to initiate a new policy on Israel, one that listens to the needs of the Gazan people, does not blindly support Israel, and calls for Israeli leaders to meet with Hamas and lift the blockade on Gaza.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Oregon State Police Dismantle 'Guard Home' Vigil
In the wee hours of morning on Sunday, February 8th, an Oregon State Trooper seized and destroyed signs protesting the upcoming deployment of the Oregon National Guard, including a memorial set up for a fallen Guard soldier. Since November 1st, 2009, Michele Darr; a Corvallis mother of 6; has been fasting and maintaining a 24 hour presence on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem bringing awareness to the massive upcoming deployment of the Oregon National Guard.
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Monday, February 02, 2009
CODEPINK Women Arrive in Cairo, En Route to Gaza Border
Members of the leading women's peace group CODEPINK arrived at the Egypt-Gaza border today, hoping to enter the territory to witness the horrific damage of the 22-day Israeli attacks, demand an opening of borders for humanitarian aid, meet with Palestinian women's aid groups and, if possible, Hamas officials. WHAT: CODEPINK women at Gaza border, plan meet with women's groups and Hamas officials WHEN: Feb. 2 to Feb. 9 WHERE: Cairo, Gaza
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Friday, January 30, 2009
CODEPINK Women Travel to Gaza TODAY to Witness Damage and Demand A Lifting of The Blockade;
Members of the leading women's peace group CODEPINK will travel today to war-torn Gaza to witness the horrific damage of the 22-day Israeli attacks, demand an opening of borders for humanitarian aid, meet with Palestinian women's aid groups and, if possible, Hamas officials. WHAT : CODEPINK women to visit Gaza, examine damage, meet with women's groups and Hamas officials WHEN : Jan. 30 to Feb. 9 WHERE : Cairo, Gaza
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Pledges to Remind Him to Keep His Peace Promises!
On Day One of a new presidential era, a new era for the world, the leading peace activist group CODEPINK will begin an inspiring next era of its own -- one reflecting the greater political context of hope and the potential for a world with peace -- at 3 p.m. today outside the White House, sending the message to Obama that CODEPINK will remind him, and help him, keep his campaign promises for peace. WHAT: CODEPINK on Day One of new era: "Yes, we can-can create peace"! WHEN: 3 p.m., Jan. 21
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Friday, January 16, 2009
CODEPINK Launches Interactive New Site, RemindObama.org and Short Film to Inspire Americans to Push Obama to Keep Peace Promises
In honor of President-elect Barack Obama's promises for change and peace, CODEPINK has launched a new Web site, RemindObama.org , and debuted its "Remind Obama" short film designed to inspire Americans to keep alive their hope in him and move him to keep his promises beyond this historic inauguration Tuesday.
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