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Yemenis Have Moms Too

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 2:58 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 | 5:55 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 | 2:41 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 | 9:48 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 | 12:53 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 | 2:31 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 | 2:05 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 | 5:41 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 | 4:16 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 | 3:40 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 | 9:27 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 | 5:38 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 | 11:00 AM

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 | 4:19 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 | 2:19 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 | 12:37 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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No Stone Unturned

(86) Comments | Posted December 30, 2009 | 3:37 PM

Before leaving the states, CODEPINK reached out to Mrs. Mubarak, wife of Egyptian premiere Hosni Mubarak, about the Gaza Freedom March, and the government's denial of our passage to Gaza. She had interceded on our behalf when we were having the same experience with the Egyptian Government in...

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A Letter to Her Excellency, Madame Suzanne Mubarak

(31) Comments | Posted December 24, 2009 | 2:31 PM

The Egyptian government announced Monday that the border between Gaza and Egypt will be closed, just in time for 1,346 men, women, and children from 42 countries -- the Gaza Freedom March -- to arrive in Cairo. It's too late to turn back now. We will proceed, and are asking...

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Thank the President for Waking the Sleeping Giant

(10) Comments | Posted December 7, 2009 | 8:05 AM

CODEPINK issued an alert on Thursday, December 3, about the President's West Point speech on Afghanistan and his failure to respond to the many voices calling for peace. We asked people to email the White House to voice their concerns.

The alert had been out for three minutes when the...

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Stop U.S. Meddling; Support Afghan Women at the Table

(6) Comments | Posted November 9, 2009 | 9:27 AM

During my recent trip to Afghanistan, I never heard Afghans calling for a runoff election. Yes, they were furious that the U.S.-sanctioned election in August was fraught with fraud, and they knew (with the current election commission) only fraud could again result. Their hopes had been dashed on the rocks...

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