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The Most Famous Woman in Afghanistan

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Malalai Joya is the one-time youngest member of Parliament who has survived four assassination attempts on her life and routinely lambastes the Taliban, the Karzai government and President Obama.

No Stone Unturned

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodie Evans

I went to Mrs. Mubarak's offices at the Women's International Peace Movement to ask for her help again in opening the border of Gaza for our delegation.

Afghan Women Speak Out: Dr. Roshnak Wardak

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodie Evans

CODEPINK went to Afghanistan to hear what women there think about the push for more troops. And we found they want us to send doctors, teachers, engineers and business leaders, not more soldiers.

Speak Your Truth, Even If Your Voice Shakes

Susan Sarandon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sarandon

This week, many of us took inspiration from Barbara Lee and used our own voices to speak out against our woefully misguided war in Afghanistan. As one woman, she spoke for many of us eight years ago.

Our Children Shouldn't Be Messengers Of Hate!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Regardless of which side of the religious and socio-political spectrum a child's parent or guardian is on, that child is innocent. Children are not billboards for hatred, malice and lies.

Corporate Responsibility -- Products for War and Occupation or Products for Peace?

Ann Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Wright

For women who use cosmetic products, some companies provide a sharp reminder that we as citizens have a choice between supporting corporations that make products for war and occupation, or products for peace.

Put Down the Pom-Poms

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodie Evans

Biden must invest his energy in calling for diplomacy, development, investment in infrastructure and accountability from the corrupt leaders in Afghanistan and Iraq that the US supports.

Hondurans Pour Into The Streets Demanding Zelaya's Return

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

"Can you believe this?" asked indigenous leader Berta Caceres. "Now they are killing our people. We need the international community to step in and stop the crazy people..."

Afghan Women Speak Out: Malali Bashir (Part I)

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodie Evans

An organized judicial and law enforcement system can provide people security and a sense that they are living in their own peaceful country and not in a jungle that has no rules.

President Carter and Citizen Activists Witness Deliberate Destruction in Gaza [Video]

Ann Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Wright

It is high time for the Obama administration to send US government officials to Gaza to figure out the mechanisms for getting the $300 million the US has allocated for reconstruction in Gaza to the people of Gaza.

CODEPINK Builds a Playground in Gaza: It's all About the Children!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Milazzo

It was with enormous pleasure that I watched CODEPINK build a playground in Gaza, where children are spared the ravages of war to be as they should be: happy, joyous and free.

Afghan Women Speak Out: Mariam Nawabi

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodie Evans

Money spent on military would be much better spent on infrastructure, jobs, and international partnerships. People don't have the tools the need to move toward a peaceful reality.

Hamas Delivers Peace Letter to President Obama

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

The letter represents a significant development and an effort by Hamas to present a new face to the Western world.

Hiding Behind The Skirts Of Women

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodie Evans

Afghan women are calling on the Obama administration and Congress for a surge in doctors, teachers, and economic development for food security, job training and infrastructure.

The Anti-War Dilemma: How To Protest A President You Trust

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

For the first time in decades (for many, the first time in their lives), a considerable number of peace activists trust the President of the United States.

In the Name of Mothers Around the World

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodie Evans

Mother's Day isn't really about Hallmark and Teleflora, but was a call for women to gather in "the great and general interests of peace."

Who Will Stop AIPAC Before It Is Too Late?

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

When is it too late to stop Israel from destroying itself? When is it too late to tell AIPAC attendees that more violence and hatred is not the answer?

Sam Stein

Larry Summers Protest: Activists Jump On Stage During Speech (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Larry Summers' address before the Economic Club in Washington D.C. on Thursday was interrupted for several minutes as a group of protesters jumped on ...

CODEPINK Behind Blankfein: "Taxpayers Want Their Money Back"

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Medea Benjamin

I started to ask my questions: "Why should taxpayers reward the failures of Wall Street? Why should we bailout Goldman Sachs?" but they cut off the stage mic.

The Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Should be Pardoned

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Insulting someone in power is a legitimate form of non-violent resistance. The harm that could be inflicted by a shoe cannot be compared with harm inflicted by an unwarranted occupation that has resulted in the deaths and displacement of millions of Iraqis.

Reading The Videos: Israel's Glamor v. Gaza's Despair

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Milazzo

Israel, which propagates its struggle for survival and its imminent danger as rationale for killing and imprisoning Palestinians, is promoted as a vacation oasis.

To Gaza, With Love

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

When I traveled to Gaza last week, everywhere I went, a photo haunted me. I saw it in a brochure called "Gaza will not die" that Hamas gives out to vi...

Rove Sells First Amendment for $30,000

Patricia Foulkrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Foulkrod

This week I was asked if I was willing to go see Karl Rove speak at LMU and, at some point, handcuff him. So I put on my coat, my red heels, and picked up a ten-dollar pair of silver handcuffs.

US Citizen Diplomats Arrive In Iran, Invited By Ahmadinejad

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

President-elect Obama, Iranians are wonderful people. They don't deserve harm.

How Spreading the Wealth Rescued a Mother Thanks to CODEPINK and ANP

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Who is Jocelyne Voltaire, and why is her story more relevant to America's current crisis than that of plumber Joe?