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Advocating Peace, Facing Violence and Hate

Monday, July 21, 2014

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On July 18, 2014, members of CODEPINK DC attended a Stand With Israel rally at Farragut Square in Washington, D.C. to condemn the United States government for continuing to give aid to Israel. We hung tombstones with the names of people that had been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza and held signs that called [...]

URGENT CALL FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION THURSDAY, JULY 24: END THE ASSAULT ON GAZA AND LIFT THE BLOCKADE

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Please join us this Thursday, July 24, in this urgent call to stop the Israeli offensive in Gaza and end the 7-year siege that has made life in Gaza so miserable. In this latest round of violence, over 500 Palestinians have been killed and thousands are injured.  Seventy-two percent of those are civilians, including over 80 [...]

Baghdad Burning

Saturday, July 5, 2014

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Ten Years On... April 9, 2013 marks ten years since the fall of Baghdad. Ten years since the invasion. Since the lives of millions of Iraqis changed forever. It’s difficult to believe. It feels like only yesterday I was sharing day to day activities with the world. I feel obliged today to put my thoughts down on the blog once again, probably for the last time.

On July 4, Be a Patriot: Stop Another US Military Intervention in Iraq

Thursday, July 3, 2014

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By Medea Benjamin This July 4, the fireworks won’t just be in celebration of Independence Day. There will undoubtedly be fireworks in cities throughout the Middle East, as the region, engulfed in violence, further explodes. The US military and US taxdollars are already deeply entangled in Middle Easterners’ lives (and deaths), and President Obama is [...]

Schedule for Camp CODEPINK in Asheville, North Carolina!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Schedule for Camp CODEPINK in Asheville, North Carolina! VFP Conference Schedule: http://www.vfpnationalconvention.org/program.htm Thursday, July 24 1-2:30pm: CODEPINK Workshop at Veterans for Peace Conference We’ll get an update about how killer drones are being used worldwide, the global movement to ground them, and then look here at home. While there’s been much discussion about the dangers [...]

Children’s lives in the balance: Is one worth more than another?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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By Pam Bailey and Medea Benjamin With the news that the bodies of three missing Israeli teens had been found in a field not far from the stretch of road where they disappeared June 12, people everywhere reacted rightly with sorrow and anger. Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, also 16, were [...]

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