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Violation of International Law: Where is Obama’s “Authorization to Use Force” in Iraq

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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There was much enthusiasm in 2008 that President Barack Obama would bring a saner and more lawful approach to issues of foreign policy and war and peace. Six years later — with Americans still being killed in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay still in active operation, US drones killing people in several countries and even American citizens, and [...]

Hungry for justice: an interview with CloseGitmo hunger striker Cynthia Papermaster

Monday, October 7, 2013

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by Janet Weil Cynthia Papermaster, a retired law librarian, has been a stalwart SF Bay Area organizer and local group coordinator (Golden Gate local) for nearly a decade. In June 2013, she escalated her years-long opposition to the horrors of indefinite detention and torture in Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), taking on a hunger strike in solidarity [...]

Yemenis Have Moms Too

Friday, May 10, 2013

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By Jodie Evans and Charles Davis He disappeared more than a decade ago, just 18-years-old and teaching abroad, separated from  his family for the first time in life. His mother and father, sick with worry, heard nothing. For all they knew he was dead. Then, one day they opened a newspaper and learned their son [...]

Why I Am on a Hunger Strike to Shut Down Guantanamo Bay Prison

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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By Diane Wilson As a fourth generation shrimper and an environmental activist on the Texas gulf coast, I have gone on hunger fasts to protect the seas that my community of fishermen depend upon. I know how far I would go to be heard. To have a voice. To push for justice. So I can [...]

CODEPINK Says No to John Brennan for the CIA

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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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 [...]

Preventing Suicide, One Step at a Time

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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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 [...]

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