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, March 23, 2010
CODEPINK to Build Settlements in Congress Today
Shortly after announcing Israel’s commitment to defense in his address to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Gala, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was disrupted by a demonstrator. Rae Abileah, 27, from Half Moon Bay, CA, jumped onto AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr’s private table alongside the stage and unfurled a pink banner that said “Netanyahu: Build Peace Not Settlements!” Abileah shouted, “Lift the siege of Gaza!
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
CODEPINK Protests Netanyahu inside AIPAC Gala
Shortly after announcing Israel’s commitment to defense in his address to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Gala, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was disrupted by a demonstrator. Rae Abileah, 27, from Half Moon Bay, CA, jumped onto AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr’s private table alongside the stage and unfurled a pink banner that said “Netanyahu: Build Peace Not Settlements!” Abileah shouted, “Lift the siege of Gaza!
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Friday, March 19, 2010
Women Mark Iraq War's Seventh Anniversary with Vibrant Visuals & Community Event
On the anniversary of seven years of war in Iraq, CODEPINK women in Washington, D.C. and across America will honor this tragic anniversary with a march in the nation's capitol and a special "Women Say No To War: Building Peace in War Zones Around the World" event with award-winning author of the Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, Immigration activist Pramila Jayapal, Congresswoman Donna Edwards and more at Busboys & Poets, owned by Iraqi-American, DC entrepreneur Andy Shallal.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Losing Hope: Time to Take Action; Progressives Assess One Year of Obama's Presidency
We will review Obama's record on health care, the environment, the domestic economy, civil liberties and foreign policy during his first year in office. Many who had high expectations a year ago are losing hope, and recognize that the changes they long for-peace and respect for the rule of law, a clean environment, affordable healthcare, housing and good jobs--will only happen with a more organized, mobilized citizenry that puts pressure on Congress and the administration. What: Press Conference/Rally on one year anniversary of Obama's Inauguration
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Monday, December 21, 2009
Gaza Freedom March is Determined to Break the Siege
Citing escalating tensions on the Gaza-Egypt border, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry informed us on December 20 that the Rafah border will be closed over the coming weeks, into January. We responded that there is always tension at the border because of the siege and that if there are any risks, they are risks we are willing to take. We also said that it was too late for over 1,360 delegates coming from over 42 countries to change their plans now.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
War is Money Down the Drain: CODEPINK Protests Afghanistan Escalation
As President Obama prepares to issue his long-awaited plan for the U.S. war in Afghanistan, activists nationwide prepare to take to the streets to oppose the escalation of the U.S. war in Afghanistan and to demand instead for a redirection of resources toward human needs. Concerned citizens, many of whom helped elect the president based on an anti-war platform, will gather publicly to watch the President's address on December 1 at 8 pm EST.
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Monday, November 09, 2009
Peace Activist Confronts Netanhayu on War Crimes During Plenary of United Jewish Federations
At the Annual Conference of the United Jewish Federations in Washington, DC, during the plenary session today, November 9, by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, CODEPINK peace activist Midge Potts stood up with a banner that said “End the Siege of Gaza” and shouted “Stop the blockade of Gaza, Shame on you, Netanyahu.” She was dragged out of the meeting by security guards.
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Friday, September 18, 2009
G20 Plans are a Go! Women's Coalition Announces Tent City Project
Who: Women’s Coalition, organized by CODEPINK and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom What: Announcing the Women’s Tent City, a project of protest to the policies of the G-20 and of solidarity with women and children refugees.
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Friday, September 04, 2009
Ahava Drops Spokesperson Amid Public Relations Fiasco
The Israeli cosmetics company, Ahava, which illegally manufactures and appropriates its products in occupied Palestinian territory, has dropped its spokesperson Kristin Davis amid a public relations debacle sparked by the peace group CODEPINK ’s Stolen Beauty campaign.
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Thursday, August 06, 2009
Oxfam Suspends Ahava Spokeswoman Kristin Davis From All Publicity Work
"Sex & The City" star Kristin Davis, well known for her work as a goodwill ambassador of international human rights organization Oxfam and for her lucrative spokesperson job for Israeli cosmetics company Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories, has been suspended from all publicity work by Oxfam for the duration of her contract with Ahava. Page Six of the New York Post reported the suspension today (read it here ).
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