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At Senate Hearing, Drone Lobbyist Says Drone Too “Hostile” A Word, CODEPINK peace activist arrested for talking to lobbyist

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Medea Benjamin, (415) 235-6517 Alli McCracken, (860) 575-5692 March 20, 2013 At Senate Hearing, Drone Lobbyist Says Drone Too “Hostile” A Word, CODEPINK peace activist arrested for talking to lobbyist  Washington, DC– The CODEPINK team expresses its deepest regrets that the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 20th invited Michael Toscano, CEO [...]

Blackwater Threatens to Kill CODEPINK Activist

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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WATCH THE VIDEO! February 24, 2010 Contact: Medea Benjamin, 415-235-6517 Former Blackwater Employee Threatens to Kill CODEPINK Activist in Senate Hearing Room CODEPINK calls on Congress to support the Schakowsky/Sanders ‘Stop Outsourcing Security’ Act On Wednesday, February 24, at the Senate Armed Services hearing on Blackwater, a former Blackwater employee known as Johnnie Walker threatened [...]

Ahava Drops Spokesperson Amid Public Relations Fiasco

Friday, September 4, 2009

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Ahava Drops Spokesperson Amid Public Relations Fiasco A first victory for CODEPINK’s “Stolen Beauty” campaign NEW YORK CITY — The Israeli cosmetics company, Ahava, which illegally manufactures and appropriates its products in occupied Palestinian territory, has dropped its spokesperson Kristin Davis amid a public relations debacle sparked by the peace group CODEPINK’s Stolen Beauty campaign. [...]

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Oxfam Suspends Ahava Spokeswoman Kristin Davis From All Publicity Work

Thursday, August 6, 2009

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NEW YORK CITY — “Sex & The City” star Kristin Davis, well known for her work as a goodwill ambassador of international human rights organization Oxfam and for her lucrative spokesperson job for Israeli cosmetics company Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories, has been suspended from all publicity work by Oxfam for the duration of her contract [...]

OFFICIAL RELEASE: CODEPINK calls for women worldwide to support Iranian women’s fight for justice, rights

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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WASHINGTON — Inspired by Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi’s brave promise last week to represent in court the family of Neda Agha-Soltan, murdered by Iranian militia during last weekend’s demonstrations in a rally in Tehran, the peace group CODEPINK has created a letter addressed to Ebadi for women worldwide to sign, a pledge of [...]

OFFICIAL RELEASE: CODEPINK condemns Israeli abduction of US Congresswoman, 21 others from Gaza aid ship

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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WASHINGTON — After this morning’s Israel’s abduction of 21 human rights workers, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, from their aid ship to Gaza while in international waters, the women’s peace group CODEPINK calls on the Israeli government to immediately release the passengers on the ship, the Spirit of Humanity, [...]

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