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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Friday, May 31, 2013
CODEPINK to Stage Creative Action on the Eve Of WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning's Court Martial
WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2013 4:00pm WHERE: Llewellyn Ave, just west of US 175 ***VISUAL OPPORTUNITY***
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Obama Speaks On Drones & Gitmo: CODEPINK Speaks Back!
When: Thursday, May 23, at 11:00 am-2pm Where: Outside of the National Defense University at 2nd and Q Streets SW.
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Friday, May 10, 2013
CODEPINK Stages Bold Action in front of the White House, Demands Justice for Guantanamo Prisoners
At 1 pm EST on Friday, May 10, CODEPINK and ally organizations calling for justice for Guantanamo prisoners will stage a bold action in front of the White House. The action will follow a 12pm-1pm vigil with religious leaders. Visuals include activists wearing Guantanamo jumpsuits, an “armed US soldier”, reenactments of the degrading and inhumane treatment of the prisoners by US military guards, and more.
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Friday, May 03, 2013
CODEPINK Launches Global Hunger Strike and Vigils Calling for Justice for Prisoners at Guantanamo
CODEPINK has launched an urgent call to save the lives of 130 prisoners on a hunger strike in Guantanamo by asking people to fast for a minimum of 24 hours, preferably in public places. Within 24 hours, over 600 people from around the world pledged to join a rolling hunger strike, with some people like CODEPINK cofounder Diane Wilson committing to an open-ended hunger strike in front of the White House.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wrong Bush Arrested at Bush Library Opening in Dallas
During the opening dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Library & Policy Center in Dallas, Texas, Dennis Trainor Jr. of Acronym TV and Gary Egelston of Iraq Veterans Against the War wearing Bush and Cheney papermache impressions, were brutally arrested for walking off the curb. The Bush and Cheney characters were in the custody of CODEPINK Co-founder Medea Benjamin, dressed as a pink police, who was forced back to the sidewalk while the Dallas police dragged Trainor and Egelston to the ground. "It was an appalling use of brutal force immediately.
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Monday, April 22, 2013
CODEPINK Kicks off Week of Protests with Coalition Press Conference and Actions at Southern Methodist University
CODEPINK activists and allies will use the opportunity of the opening of the new George W. Bush Library & Policy Center in Dallas to bring attention to the injustices committed by former president George W. Bush and his administration, particularly the invasion and destruction of Iraq and the use of torture directed from his office. The People’s Response Press Conference When: 9:30 am, April 22, 2013 Where: 6116 North Central Expressway (SW corner of I-75/Central Expy & SMU Blvd.)
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Southern Methodist University Security Issues Citations to Peaceful Demonstrators at George W. Bush Library
At 10:30 am CT today, a dozen CODEPINK and Veterans for Peace activists walked onto the Southern Methodist University campus holding banners in front of the George W. Bush Library & Policy Center. They stood quietly on the sidewalk, and as they were leaving, authorities blocked their exit passage with vehicles. The SMU security informed the activists that they were receiving their first warning that they were not allowed to stand on the sidewalk on SMU property. The authorities also demanded their identification.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
CODEPINK and Allies Converge in Dallas for a Week of Protesting the new George W. Bush Library & Policy Center
CODEPINK activists and allies will use the opportunity of the opening of the new George W. Bush Library & Policy Center in Dallas to bring attention to the injustices committed by former president George W. Bush and his administration, particularly the invasion and destruction of Iraq and the use of torture. Activists will highlight the cost of American and Iraqi lives, wasted American tax dollars, and loss of accountability and justice.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
CODEPINK Plans Vigil for Drone Victims Outside the Pakistani Embassy with Members of the Pakistani Community
In light of the decision to delay John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA Director and the call by Congress for the administration to release the missing legal opinions about targeted killings, CODEPINK is organizing a week of actions to show the growing opposition to killer drones.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sat Feb 23 Bradley Manning Rally Portland Noon "1,000 Days Without Trial"
Saturday, February 23 activists from CODEPINK and allied groups will rally for Private First Class Bradley Manning who on that day will have been in jail awaiting trial for 1,000 days for exposing war crimes, corruption, and widespread abuse.
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