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, April 14, 2015
CODEPINK Statement on Cuba’s Removal from the US Terrorist List
We applaud President Obama for the announcement today that Cuba will be taken off the list of state sponsors of terrorism. In addition to the economic embargo imposed in 1962, Cuba has unjustly languished on the U.S. State Department’s state-sponsored terror list since 1982—despite posing no threat...
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
'Ban Weaponized Drones': An International Day of Action on October 4th
Anti-drone campaigns in the US, the UK, and continental Europe are mounting the first Global Action Day Against the Use of Drones for Surveillance and Killing on October 4, 2014. More than 40 actions will take place in several countries . Founded at an international meeting in Berlin in December ,...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
CODEPINK Holds Candlelight Vigil for Peace; Calls on Obama to Return his Nobel Peace Prize
CODEPINK activists will gather at the White House to protest military intervention in Syria and Iraq against ISIS and call on Obama to return his Nobel Peace Prize. Activists will mourn those affected by war and call for nonviolent solutions to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. CODEPINK will read...
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
CODEPINK Co-founder Medea Benjamin Detained, Brutally Attacked and Deported from Egypt en route to Gaza with International Delegation of Women
On the night of March 3, 2014, co-founder of the peace group CODEPINK Medea Benjamin was on her way to Egypt to join an international delegation of women going to Gaza when she was detained by border police in the Cairo airport, held overnight in a cell, and then brutally tackled (her arm badly injured), handcuffed, and deported to Turkey. During her time in the detention cell she had access to a cell phone, from which she contacted colleagues at CODEPINK about the poor conditions of the cell and chronicled her ordeal via Twitter.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
AIPAC Threatens to Sue CODEPINK Over Controversial Video Clip
On February 25th, an AIPAC member called a CODEPINK staffer threatening legal action in response to a controversial video clip that he alleges was made by the peace group CODEPINK. The video is a satirical version of an AIPAC policy conference promotional video.
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Friday, November 15, 2013
National Press Club Event and White House Rally and March to Drone Manufacturer Headquarters
For the first time ever, a Yemeni delegation of drone strike victims’ family members, human rights experts and Yemeni political leaders will be visiting the US as part of the Global Drone Summit. Faisal Gaber, whose family members were killed by U.S. drones, will ask President Obama for an apology. The delegation will speak at the Friday press conference and at the Drone Summit on Saturday from 1:30pm-3:30pm.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
DC Global Drone Summit: Momentum Building Against Killer and Spy Drones
For the first time ever, a Yemeni delegation of drone strike victims’ family members, human rights experts and Yemeni political leaders will be visiting the US as part of the Global Drone Summit . Faisal Gaber, whose family members were killed by U.S. drones, will ask President Obama for an apology . The delegation will speak at the Friday press conference and at the Drone Summit on Saturday from 1:30pm-3:30pm.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
CODEPINK Hosts DC Global Drone Summit, Nov 16-17
Summit: Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance Time: Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm Location: Georgetown Law Center, Hart Auditorium, Washington DC
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
CODEPINK Protester Disrupts Drone Lobby Summit, Says It's Time to Ground the Killer Drones
During the powerful pro-drone lobby AUVSI (Aerial Unmanned Vehicles Systems Integrated) Annual Summit at the Convention Center, 24-year-old Alli McCracken, CODEPINK’s National Coordinator, disrupted the speech by Lt. James Barclay, Deputy Chief of Staff G-8.
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Thursday, June 06, 2013
CODEPINK Peace Delegation to Yemen to Meet with Drone Strike Victims, Families of Guantanamo Prisoners
This week 7 Americans announced their intention to travel to Yemen from June 11-18 on a peace delegation to meet with victims of US drone strikes and family members of Yemeni Guantanamo prisoners cleared for release. Yemen is the country with the most Guantanamo prisoners (86 of the 166 prisoners) and the most US drone strikes. Delegates are calling for relations between the U.S. and Yemen to be based on diplomacy and adherence to international law, not drone strikes and indefinite detention.
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