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Tax The Rich…But Not For War!

Monday, October 10, 2011

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By Sharon Miller, CODEPINK San Francisco intern By now, you’re probably aware of the people’s movement to occupy Wall Street, K Street in Washington, DC, and public spaces across the United States. Maybe you’ve read CODEPINK’s alert connecting the movement for social and economic justice with the need to end the US wars in Afghanistan [...]

Canadian Union of Postal Workers thanks CODEPINK and the 99% for Occupying Wall Street!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Yesterday afternoon, as members of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration rallied in solidarity with postal workers in New York City, I received the following letter of support from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW): Solidarity letter from Canadian Union of Postal Workers [click to enlarge]   “Your actions in demanding justice, fairness, equality and [...]

Occupy Wall Street Day 5: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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After yesterday’s rain and violent arrests, I’m afraid of what to expect as I approach Liberty Plaza for the fifth day of Occupy Wall Street. Mainstream media report that numbers have dwindled; our own media’s livestream was shut down yesterday while people were arrested for trying to cover the equipment with tarps. I am bracing [...]

The 99% Demand: Occupy Wall Street! Bring Our War $$ Home!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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-Edited to add: this morning (Tuesday, September 20th) seven more protesters were arrested — some violently. One is currently reported to be in hospital. Day three of the encampment at Liberty Plaza, formerly known as Zuccotti park, is coming to a close. A lively group stands at the corner waving cardboard signs to passersby: JOIN [...]

Make Choices Not War

Friday, September 2, 2011

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-By Barbara Harris CODEPINK NYC and the Granny Peace Brigade partnered for peace at The East Harlem Youth Fair, sponsored by Councilwomen Melissa Mark-Viverito, Tuesday August 30th. We engaged the community with information about the cost of war, truth in military recruitment, and non-military options for youth after high school.  Ms Gizmo provided an opportunity [...]

Will U.S. Mayors Vote Against War?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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By Medea Benjamin Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin—a Democrat from Michigan--had just put down the gavel, marking the end of the confirmation hearing for Leon Panetta to be the next Secretary of Defense, when Detroit-born CODEPINK activist Tighe Barry jumped up. “Shame on you, Senator Levin, for supporting endless wars while Detroit is dying,” he shouted. “Your constituents are eating cat food while you’re funding a champagne war.” Levin shook his head in disgust, dismissing Barry as some kind of kook, and walked out of the room[...]

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