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Beware of Exploding Gifts from Uncle Sam

Friday, August 22, 2014

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In a brilliant August 17 segment of Last Week Tonight, HBO host John Oliver ripped into small towns that have equipped their police with war-like military equipment. One town was Keene, New Hampshire, where their military-grade armored personnel truck was acquired to protect critical targets –– like the annual Pumpkin Festival. Another was Doraville, Georgia. [...]

SAMPLE LOCAL RESOLUTION TO DEMILITARIZE POLICE FORCES

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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WHEREAS, the rapid militarization of police throughout the United States has led to a rise in instances of abuses of police powers, which poses a serious threat to the constitutional rights of the American people, including the residents of [INSERT TOWN NAME HERE]; and WHEREAS, the federal government and the [INSERT STATE NAME HERE] have [...]

One Year After Egypt’s Rab’a Massacre, US Still Funding Repression

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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It has been one year since the August 14, 2013 Rab’a Square massacre in Egypt, when the Egyptian police and army opened fire on demonstrators opposed to the military’s July 3 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. Using tanks, bulldozers, ground forces, helicopters and snipers, police and army personnel mercilessly attacked the makeshift protest encampment, where [...]

Bush Administration Lawsuit Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 11th

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Last summer, Inder Comar, Esq. filed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration on behalf of Iraqi refugee plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh. It is a noble attempt to hold the Bush Administration accountable for war crimes and a case that Quiet Mike has been following from the beginning. Earlier this year, the Department of Justice, who [...]

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 [...]

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