My name is Kelly Johnson; many in Cloverdale, California know me as a photographer, as a softball coach or as Darrion’s mom. What many don’t know is that I am and have been, for many years, a progressive-political activist. For the past 4 months I have been #Occupying San Francisco with my fellow-Family Occupiers. It’s [...]
by Medea Benjamin
I had the privilege of starting out the year witnessing, firsthand, the unfolding of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square. I saw people who had been muzzled their entire lives, especially women, suddenly discovering their collective voice. Singing, chanting, demanding, creating. And that became the hallmark of entire year--people the world over becoming empowered and emboldened simply by watching each other. Courage, we learned in 2011, is contagious!
This Year in #Accountability: 2011 2011 has certainly been a splashy pink year in exposing the truth about policy makers, decision makers and elected officials who have publicly failed, sometimes miserably, in the struggle for equality, civil liberties, accountability, peace and social justice. Below are some highlights from a memorable year. Almost everything was caught [...]
December 17th, 2011 was a big day for the Occupy Movement: the three month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street; one year since Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation that sparked the Tunisian revolution and in turn the Arab Spring, and the 24th birthday of PFC Bradley Manning, the US army intelligence analyst accused of giving WikiLeaks the information [...]
-by Alli McCracken On the morning of Saturday, December 17th, 2011 I arrived at Occupy DC in McPherson Square, bundled up, bracing myself for the cold day ahead. Right away I found Mel, CODEPINK staffer from the NYC office, and we excitedly rejoiced at being reunited. Shortly afterwards we boarded the bus chartered by Occupy [...]
by Janet Weil For longtime CODEPINKer Jacque Betz, the answer is the Peace Ribbon Project, with love, tenderness and fabric art. Following on the AIDS Memorial Quilt and the centuries-old tradition of women’s folk art, the Peace Ribbon contains approximately 400 panels, each memorializing US soldiers, Iraqi civilans, journalists and aid workers who have been [...]