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Our Letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Free Khaled Al-Qazzaz

Monday, July 7, 2014

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By Tyra Walker On July 3rd, 2014, CODEPINK sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, urging him to take a stand for the release of Egyptian prisoner Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a permanent resident of Canada and father of four young Canadian children, who has now been detained for over 365 days. We encourage [...]

CODEPINK’s Response to U.S. Court Release of Obama Administration’s ‘Drone Memo’

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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By Tyra Walker Although CODEPINK acknowledges the motion towards some semblance of transparency with the release of the 2010 Memorandum outlining the Department of Justice’s legal reasoning for the assassination of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, we conclude that the Memorandum falls short of delivering the need for accountability required for addressing unjust action which lethally [...]

Disrupting Donald Rumsfeld, War Criminal

Monday, June 23, 2014

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By Ashley Lopez On the morning of June 12th, a muggy, sweltering morning in D.C., Dooler Campbell, Burkely Hermann and I showed up to a breakfast and book signing with the infamous war criminal Donald Rumsfeld. Our plan of action was to show up and conduct a citizen’s arrest during his speech. After all, it’s [...]

Protesters Disrupt Condoleezza Rice Speech at Norwich University

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Original post in Popular Resistance Twelve protesters disrupted a speech by Condoleezza Rice at Norwich University in Vermont with a mic check. The audience at the event was less than supportive. One of the protesters, Marie Countryman, was slapped by an audience member and bullied by others as she spoke. Here is the text of [...]

The Crisis of ISIS

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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By Farah Muhsin Al Mousawi Note to the reader: I am in no way condoning nor defending anyone in this post and I hope my words are not misinterpreted. As someone who witnessed the US invasion of 2003, I know what it was like to live under terrifying airstrikes and the fear of not knowing [...]

Inspiration for Your Friday

Friday, May 30, 2014

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by Janet Weil “Does my sassiness upset you?” – Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) This past week was punctuated, for me as for many people, by the news of two very different sorts of deaths. The natural passing away, at age 86, of author/performer/teacher Maya Angelou at home after a long life of many achievements; [...]

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