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Inspiration for Your Friday

Friday, May 16, 2014

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by Janet Weil CODEPINK has always had a magical, trickster energy, from the very name of the organization satirizing the now-retired and mostly long-forgotten color-coded alert system, to our presence at locations where the president, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, or other decision-makers appear. Those [...]

Senator Susan Collins: Give peace a chance!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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by Ridgely Fuller, of CODEPINK Maine (Note: This was first published as a letter to the editor of The Free Press and the Republic Journal.) Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is cosponsoring legislation (S 1881) that effectively scuttles the November 2013  international agreement among the US, Britain, Russia, France, China, Germany and Iran concerning Iran’s nuclear [...]

PINK Up a Congressional Town Hall!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

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You know it’s that time of the year, when Congress comes back home for the month of August!  Many of our Congressional leaders suffer from “inside the beltway” thinking and have sold out to lobbyists. In order to give our members a good jolt of reality, attending a Town Hall meeting is an excellent opportunity [...]

Stand With Texas Women on July 15th

Friday, July 12, 2013

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By Allie Fry July 15 marks the National Day of Action for Abortion Rights. Events have sprung up nationwide to stand with Texas women, who have bravely mobilized to defend their autonomy. Concerning the violence against women Texas Governor Rick Perry is attempting to enact, he said, “The louder they scream, the more we know [...]

US Visitors Protesting Cayman Islands Tax Haven Find Another Hidden Treasure Chest

Friday, December 21, 2012

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Medea Benjamin While lawmakers in Washington DC are debating how to solve the fiscal cliff, a group of Americans found a hidden treasure in the Caribbean that could go a long way toward balancing the budget: the billions of dollars US companies and individuals have stashed away in the Cayman Islands. On Thursday, December 13, [...]

Senator Harry Reid and Guns: Time to Take a Stand

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Medea Benjamin When CODEPINK, MoveOn and representatives of other organizations marched into Senator Harry Reid’s DC office on Tuesday, December 18, they wanted a simple answer to a simple question: Does the Senator support a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips, such as the legislation proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein and supported by President [...]

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