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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Thursday, February 07, 2013
CODEPINK and Other Activists Arrested During Confirmation Hearing as They Call on Senate to Reject Brennan as Head of the CIA
During the Thursday Senate Intelligence Committee hearing where Senators questioned John Brennan, CODEPINK peace activists derailed the hearing by speaking out in opposition to the nomination. The activists highlighted Brennan’s atrocious record when it comes to the deadly drones, kill lists, torture and rendition. They held up red-painted hands to symbolize the blood Brennan has on his hands and signs calling for his nomination to be rejected. Brennan was forced to stop speaking several times as activists were carried out of the room by Capitol Hill police.
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Friday, February 01, 2013
Press Conference: Faith-based, human rights and ex-military leaders speak out against John Brennan to head CIA
Press Conference: Faith-based, human rights and ex-military leaders speak out against John Brennan to head CIA When: Monday, February 4, 12:00 pm Where: National Council of Churches, 110 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington DC Speakers include: Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International Matthew Southworth, legislative associate for Foreign Policy for Friends Committee on National Legislation, President of the Washington D.C chapter of Veterans Against the War and a member of the Board of the Directors for Veterans for Peace
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
CODEPINK Protester Disrupts Kerry Nomination Hearing; Calls for an End to US Aid to Israel
During Senator Kerry’s Secretary of State nomination hearing, 19-year-old Lachelle Roddy from Tampa, Florida, a student of Hollins University and a staffer in the CODEPINK Washington DC office, spoke out and demanded an end to US military aid to Israel and a halt to belligerent US policies towards the entire Middle East region. “We’re killing thousands of people in the Middle East who are not a threat to us. When is it going to be enough? When are enough people going to be killed?
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Monday, January 07, 2013
Protest at White House Against John Brennan as Head of CIA
When: 1pm, Monday, January 7 Where: White House As President Obama is nominating John Brennan to head the CIA, CODEPINK will be outside the White House protesting his nomination. Some protesters will be in orange jumpsuits representing US policy of torturing prisoners and others will carry a large model drone. Both torture and drone strikes represent John Brennan’s legacy.
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Friday, December 21, 2012
CODEPINK Protesters Unfurl Banners “NRA KILLING OUR KIDS” and “NRA BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS” at first NRA Press Conference after Newtown Shooting
Today as the National Rifle Association held its first press conference since the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, two activists with the peace group CODEPINK stood up and unfurled banners that read “NRA KILLING OUR KIDS” and “NRA BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS”. The activists, Medea Benjamin and Tighe Barry, were held, questioned, and then released.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Emergency Delegation Enters Gaza
The first four members of the Emergency International Delegation to Gaza entered the Gaza Strip on Monday, November 26 th . Three more members of the delegation entered early this morning and nine are currently at the border attempting to cross. In addition, six others will attempt to enter tomorrow on Wednesday, November 28 th . They have been delayed due to the closing of the US embassy in Cairo, caused by the million person march in Tahrir Square in opposition to President Morsi’s assumption of Judicial and Legislative powers.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
CODEPINK Delegation in Pakistan Condemns Attack on 14-year-old Pakistani Girl; Offers Grant to her School
The struggle of 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai to ensure access to education for girls is important not just for Pakistan, but for women around the world, says the U.S.-based peace group CODEPINK and its delegation that is in Pakistan to condemn the US use of drones. A faction of the Taliban claimed credit for attacking the girl from the Swat region on October 9 in retaliation for her outspoken opposition to its attempts to keep girls home from school. The attack left the young girl in critical condition.
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Monday, October 08, 2012
American Delegation Will Fast in Islamabad to Atone for US Drone Strikes
More than a dozen American peace delegates visiting Pakistan to witness the damage wrought by U.S. drone attacks will fast from sunrise to sunset Tuesday, Oct. 9, in front of the Islamabad Press Club, Sector F-6. They will sing songs of peace, display pictures of the more than 160 Pakistani children who have been killed by American drones, and extend a message of peace and solidarity to passersby.
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Sunday, October 07, 2012
CODEPINK Anti-Drone Delegation Brings Message of Solidarity to Tribal Areas in Pakistan Off-Limits to Foreigners for a Decade
On the eleventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, 31 American peace delegates representing the U.S. peace group CODEPINK joined political leader Imran Khan and Pakistanis at a rally against U.S. drone strikes in Hatala, Pakistan, near the border between D.I. Khan and South Waziristan. The delegates traveled to the tribal areas in solidarity with the people of Waziristan who have been terrorized by U.S. drone attacks since 2004.
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Saturday, October 06, 2012
CODEPINK Joins Pakistani March to Waziristan to Protest US Drones
On Saturday, October 6th, a delegation of 32 CODEPINK peace activists will set out on a historical march to Waziristan, where US drones have been killing so many innocent people. They will be joining political leader Imran Khan and many thousands of Pakistanis in the first-ever attempt to march to the troubled tribal areas that have been off-limits to non-residents. The group will spend the night of October 6th in Dera Ismail Khan and on October 7th the caravan will proceed to the village of Kotkai, where a massive rally is planned.
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