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, January 14, 2011
The Canadian Retailer The Bay Drops Cosmetics Line as Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories Admits Declining Sales and Attempts to Rebrand; Victory for Human Rights Boycott Campaign
Yesterday was an amazing day when, in open recognition of declining sales and the toxicity of the brand, the CEO of giant Canadian retailer The Bay, together with the heads of Canada's main pro-Israel lobby groups, let slip that Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories, an Israeli cosmetics manufacturer based in an illegal settlement in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank, is pulling its products off the shelf, curtailing international distribution of its signature line and attempting to rebrand its now tarnished image.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Tribunal finds American and International Business Complicit in Israeli War Crimes
On Monday, November 22, The Russell Tribunal on Palestine announced its verdict after weekend deliberations on corporate complicity in Israeli violations of international law. Juror Michael Mansfield QC, who chaired the concluding press conference, announced the jury's call for the mobilization of civil society to end the involvement of companies in Israeli human rights violations.
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Friday, November 12, 2010
Peace Activists Protest George Bush at Speaking Engagements
With the release of George W. Bush's memoir Decision Points, CODEPINK activists are mobilizing throughout the country to make sure Bush is greeted by protests. They have already "greeted him" at book signings in Dallas and Milwaukee, and will be outside his events in Miami this weekend as well as at the opening of Bush's Presidential Library in Dallas next week.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Human Rights Groups Ask State Department to Call for Release of Palestinian Nonviolent Activist
Representatives from four US human rights groups met with State Department officials on Friday, October 22nd, and delivered a letter addressed to Secretary of State Clinton signed by more than 5,000 individuals calling for the US government to demand that Israel free Abdallah Abu Rahmah , a leading Palestinian nonviolent protest organizer.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Protests Disrupt Condoleezza Rice in San Francisco--Video Footage Available
As Condoleezza Rice was speaking at the Commonwealth Club event at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, five CODEPINK women -- Rae Abileah, Cynthia Papermaster, Susan Harman, Leslie Angeline and Janine Bonaparte -- disrupted her one hour talk. The women had red painted hands, dangled handcuffs and unfurled pink banners which read, "Condi is a war criminal." During the event Rice was asked if she would write another book, she replied that she would like to write a book about the Bush years, Saddam Hussein, Iraq and the intelligence.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
CEO of Israeli Cosmetic Firm Ahava Rattled by Growing Boycott
In a recent, quietly circulated letter from the desk of Yaacov Ellis, CEO of Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories—a company at the center of a growing international boycott campaign—and directed at the company’s retail partners, Ellis deploys specious information about his own company’s business practices, contradictory claims about Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, and unfounded innuendo about boycott campaign supporters.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Iraq Debacle Is Not Over, Women Speaking Out Against Continued Presence in Iraq
In light of the withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq, military moms, veterans, and peace activists are speaking out and pushing back against President Obama’s declarations that the war in Iraq is ending because a majority of the combat troops are returning home. Below are the short bios and contacts of several women from Maine to California, who are available to speak about their experience either in the Iraq War or their affected communities as well as respond to President Obama's speech scheduled for 8pm EST, August 31st.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010
CODEPINK Cofounder Arrested at Home of Blackwater Founder Urging Him Not to Flee to Extradition-Free UAE
CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin and other DC area activists were detained at the home of Blackwater Founder Erik Prince. The group dropped by to deliver a letter urging Prince not to flee the US to extradition-free UAE. His move, though couched by his PR team as a much needed break from the US would in fact eliminate the possibilities that he could be held accountable for the crimes perpetrated by Blackwater while under his control. Benjamin was invited into the Prince home, she then proceeded to explain to Prince's wife why she was delivering the letter; Mrs.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Peace Movement Responds to "Iraq Troop Withdrawal": the Iraq Debacle Is Not Over
In light of the withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq, CODEPINK and other peace groups, including Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, US Labor Against the War, are coordinating a week of actions to highlight the true cost of the war in Iraq and the problematic nature of the enduring US presence in the country. While the withdrawal is a step in the right direction-no doubt inspired by the tireless push of the peace movement-Iraqis will continue to suffer from the presence of 50,000 troops and 75,000 private contractors.
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Monday, August 16, 2010
Pink Slip John Yoo: Press Conference; Procession Against Torture
On Monday, August 16, at 11:20 am, as John Yoo begins teaching his fall semester Constitutional Law class at UC Berkeley Law School, human rights, peace and justice groups, students, alumni, lawyers, and city officials will gather for a press conference and "Procession Against Torture" to demand Yoo's dismissal, disbarment and prosecution for his work at the Department of Justice.
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