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Jodie Evans

Entries by Jodie Evans

After Over a Decade of Occupation and $1.5 Billion in US Aid, the Reality Facing Women in Afghanistan Has Barely Changed

(12) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 9:41 AM

The reality is light years from pledges and public statements made by high-ranking Afghan and American officials.

The fate of women in Afghanistan has been the moral linchpin for the continued occupation by U.S. and NATO forces since the presidency of George W. Bush. But according to experts and women...

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Where Are Mayors Opposing Police Militarization?

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 9:02 PM

Co-authored by Chelsea Byers, Janet Weil and Michelle Pineiro

In cities across the United States, we have seen how the militarized mold of policing and the supply of armored vehicles, assault weapons and the like have resulted in police forces who no longer see their role as one of...

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Stitching Korea Back Together

(1) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 7:04 PM

Thirty peace activists from 15 countries arrived in Beijing on May 17th. I knew 11 of the women before arriving but most of the women knew maybe one or two others and a few knew no one. Our work for peace and...

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It's the Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq. Where's the Accountability?

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 8:05 PM

Who's to pay for the lies that destroyed Iraq and destabilized the Mideast?

The first time we crossed the desert from Amman to Baghdad was 12 years ago last month. We had been holding a vigil outside the White House to say no to war on Iraq for...

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Yemenis Have Moms Too

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 3:58 PM

By Jodie Evans and Charles Davis

He disappeared more than a decade ago, just 18-years-old and teaching abroad, separated from his family for the first time in life. His mother and father, sick with worry, heard nothing. For all they knew he was dead. Then, one day they opened a...

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Bush's Legacy Ought to Be on Trial but Instead It's Put on Display

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 6:55 PM

George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. However, instead of the bloody details of his time in office being recounted at...

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Ten Years After the Iraq Invasion: We Can't Afford the Same Mistake Again

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 3:41 PM

Over ten years ago, we founded CODEPINK in response to the fear-mongering color-coded terrorist alerts that helped scare Congress into an invasion and occupation of an innocent country, Iraq. What I thought I was fighting to stop was so much less shocking than what actually happened. After Bush said it...

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Obama Must Condemn Egyptian Military

(93) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 10:48 PM

By Medea Benjamin & Jodie Evans, co-founders of CODEPINK

As we watch the Egyptian police and military viciously attack democracy activists on the streets of Cairo, using U.S. weapons, it is outrageous that the Obama administration has failed to issue a strong condemnation of this latest attempt to crush a...

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Why Is CODEPINK Part of the Occupy Movement?

(4) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 1:53 PM

"Someday the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!" - Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

Since the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement, CODEPINK activists have joined the frontlines of...

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From Liberty Square to Freedom Plaza Demand War Dollars Home

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 3:31 PM

By Jodie Evans and C.J. Minster

We are the 99 percent -- the vast majority who will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1% who hold all the wealth. CODEPINK has been in Wall Street camping out with other activists in Liberty Plaza because we...

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It Takes a Woman to Lead the Way to Peace: Mayor Kitty Piercy Leading the Way to Bring Our War Dollars Home

(5) Comments | Posted May 27, 2011 | 3:05 PM

On May 18, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy submitted the War Dollars Home Resolution to the US Conference of Mayors. The resolution highlights the fact that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are projected to cost $126 billion this year, and calls on Congress to end these deadly wars...

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Osama Bin Laden Is Dead; Let the Peace Begin

(2) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 6:41 PM

For us, the death of Osama bin Laden is a time of profound reflection. With his death, we remember and mourn all the lives lost on September 11. We remember and mourn all the lives lost in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan. We remember and mourn the death of our soldiers. And...

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Move W.'s Decision Points to the Crime Section

(40) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 5:16 PM

George W. Bush's new memoir, Decision Points, is scheduled to hit the shelves of bookstores across the country today. The Prevaricator-in-Chief who brought us mythical "weapons of mass destruction" claims to be setting the record straight.

We think it's time to set the record straight too. We think Bush's...

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Blair Should Take a Journey to Jail

(97) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 4:40 PM

Last night Tony Blair was in conversation with Katie Couric at the 92nd St Y. I happened to be in town for a board meeting so headed over to a sold-out house to see if I could get in. Luck was with me as I got a ticket about 13...

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We Can't Miss This Opportunity

(13) Comments | Posted July 22, 2010 | 10:27 PM

Almost eight years ago, I made my way to DC to meet up with Medea Benjamin and a few other friends to talk about what we could do to stop the Bush administration's insane push toward invading an innocent country: Iraq. The next morning,...

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Tired of Getting Dumped On By BP, Activists Take to the Streets

(119) Comments | Posted June 10, 2010 | 6:38 PM

June 19 is the International Day of Action against BP.

Diane Wilson is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. She inspired about 100 of us to join her in exposing British Petroleum's unbridled greed and the naked truth behind drill baby drill. Concerned...

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Israel: The Truth is Coming

(71) Comments | Posted June 3, 2010 | 12:00 PM

My dear friend Ann Wright joined the Gaza Freedom Flotilla just days before it left Greece. She posted daily blogs from her voyage, the last one written only hours before the Israeli Navy commandeered her small boat.

Ann Wright has given her entire adult life to...

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Let's Get Crude (VIDEO)

(20) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 5:19 PM

On September 3rd, 2008 Medea Benjamin and I stood trembling at the side of the stage at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, waiting to speak out during Sarah Palin's convention speech on behalf of peace and the environment. When Sarah Palin intoned her infamous "Drill Baby Drill" slogan, we...

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Karl Rove Book Tour Starts With a Bang

(8) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 3:19 PM

"He wanted to do a book signing and she wanted to arrest him" was the lead story on KCBS in Los Angeles last night. Dozens of supporters and activists came out to see Karl Rove in Beverly Hills, who is currently on tour to sell his new book:...

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Losing Hope, Taking Action

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 1:37 PM

Dear President Obama,

Your administration and your party are in trouble. That is clear from the elections in Massachusetts and Virginia, from the drop in your approval rating, from the rise of conservative opposition groups.

This is a time when progressive forces in this country need...

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