Interview with CODEPINK
cofounder Medea Benjamin Live
from Liberty Plaza
speaks about being called to join Occupy Wall Street and the beauty
of grassroots movements.
October 6 – Onward: OCCUPY FREEDOM PLAZA IN DC Stop the Machine!
Create a New World! Millions of people around the world
are rising up for freedom and justice, from the Arab Spring to
the Chilean protests for education. This October on the 10th anniversary
of the Afghanistan invasion, we're gathering in Freedom Plaza
to denounce war and demand funding for housing, jobs, healthcare,
CODEPINK will be there with our Make___Not War message. By sowing the seeds of community, together we can build a new world. Let's invest in real national security
ONGOING OCCUPY WALL STREET ACTION
AT LIBERTY PLAZA IN NYC
Occupy Wall Street represents the rise of a resistance movement comprised
of people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and political beliefs.
We all have one thing in common: we will no longer tolerate the greed
and corruption of the 1% whose hold on our politics is suffocating 99%
of Americans and we are willing to put our bodies on the line to demand
a better world for us and for future generations.
We urgently need volunteers to help run our CODEPINK craft
table in Liberty Plaza from 5-7 pm daily. If you can spare an
hour or so, please email melanie[at]codepink.org to sign up for
a shift -- or just show up!"
Join the daily march to Wall Street for the closing bell
of the stock exchange! Meet at 3:30 pm at the front steps of Liberty
Plaza (Liberty Street and Broadway) - don't forget to wear your
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. The name CODEPINK satirized the Bush Administration's color-coded, fear-mongering "security" alert system that has since been phased out. CODEPINK is a lively call for the people of the world to "wage peace." More...