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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 [...]

Letters from Iraqi mothers on this Mother’s Day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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عيد امهات سعيد ..اعذريني ايتها الام الامريكية اهنئك وفي عيناي دمعتان الاولى على ابني الذي استشهد في الحرب والثانية على ابني الاخر لانه في المعتقل .. كنت اتمنى ان اهنئك وانا زاهية .. مثلما كان بلدي . مطمئنة ..مثلما كانت بغداد تغرد بضحكات اطفالها ..واصوات هدير الحمام وهي تحلق فوق النخيل ..كنت اتمنى ان احتفل [...]

No sir the war is not over!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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No sir the war is not over! by Farah Muhsin Eleven years have passed since the historic day of the fall of Baghdad dawned on all Iraqis, marking the end of an era but the beginning of another deadly one. Eleven years have passed and over 100,000 lives were lost and millions were displaced, more [...]

Canada’s Justice Department Reviews Torture Opponents’ Request to Bar Dick Cheney or Prosecute Him

Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Canada’s Justice Department Reviews Torture Opponents’ Request to Bar Dick Cheney or Prosecute Him Former U.S. Vice President Richard (Dick) Cheney is scheduled to speak at the Toronto Global Forum, October 31, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event is hosted by the International Economic Forum of the Americas. A letter was sent [...]

Dick Cheney & Torture Team Laugh It Off!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Dick Cheney & Torture Team Laugh It Off! “They’re wrong. Waterboarding is torture,” Obama said. “Anybody who has actually read about and understands the practice of waterboarding would say that that is torture. And that’s not something we do — period.” –Laura MacInnis, Reuters In March 2008, hundreds gathered in Washington DC for the Winter [...]

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 [...]

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