Today President Obama nominated John Brennan to be head of the CIA. This nomination is an example of the Obama administration’s continuation of the disastrous post-9/11 policies of the Bush administration. Once CODEPINK heard about the coming nomination, we decided to protest in front of the white house. Within just a couple of hours banners [...]
by Dr. Linda Sartor 15th December, 2012 Kabul–The Afghan Peace Volunteers are a group of young people in Afghanistan who are committed to learning about and practicing Gandhi’s nonviolence. Many of them live in a house in Kabul. I had met this inspiring group when I visited Kabul in the spring of 2011 with an [...]
by Rae Abileah As the sun set on June 9th, nearly 2,000 walkers in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s 18-mile Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk took off down the grassy path toward the Golden Gate Bridge along the promenade that hugs the bay. The view was not only stunning but also poignant: as [...]
by Sharon Miller This past week, CODEPINKers were among thousands of activists who gathered to speak out against NATO at its summit in Chicago. We joined our allies in protesting profligate war spending and the ongoing US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan. During the Chicago summit, Amnesty International created an advertising campaign featuring Afghan women. The ads ask [...]
By Charles Davis and Medea Benjamin
In an age when U.S. power can be projected through private mercenary armies and unmanned Predator drones, the U.S. military need no longer rely on massive, conventional ground forces to pursue its imperial agenda, a fact President Barack Obama is now acknowledging. But make no mistake: while the tactics may be changing, the U.S. taxpayer – and poor foreigners abroad – will still be saddled with overblown military budgets and militaristic policies.
“The deeds of occupier and occupied alike suggest that there come cruel times when to save a nation’s deepest values one must disobey the state.” ~ Robert O. Paxton, Vichy France