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CODEPINK Delegation to Yemen-Day 2

Friday, June 14, 2013

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by Jodie Evans CODEPINK Peace Delegation in Sana’a, Yemen with family members of prisoners extra-judicially detained at Guantanamo Bay. Medea arrived at 2 a.m and joined us on the beautiful rooftop of Burj al Salam hotel.  Over breakfast, we contemplated our itinerary, at every hour, at opposite sides of Sana’a, we were scheduled for a [...]

Mic Check: There Is No Voting in Consensus

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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One of the things that fascinates me most about Occupy Together is the use of consensus decision making. As a national and international board member of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), I experienced this decision-making process for eight years. And I’m sad to see that the essence of consensus does not seem [...]

Sunday, Occupying Wall Street.

Monday, October 3, 2011

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I arrived at sunset as the downpour ended. Melanie is moving through the community as if it were her living room. She has made friends and allies and nurtured relationships of mutual support. And of course her headquarters is the Wiki-Leaks truck!

The Ignorance of Imperialism

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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When I was in junior high, I read the Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov. It laid out a vision of the rise and fall of empires that had a profound impact on my understanding of macro-history. Reading Andre Gunder-Frank’s ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age in college provided me factual underpinnings for my understanding [...]

Occupy Wall Street. Challenge Obama. End the Wars and Fund Human Needs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


All of our messages are intertwined. While some may question the utility of staying in the streets without “unified demands,” the people of Occupy Wall Street understand that the only way to make real change is to challenge the system by standing up and being counted. In public. Watch Medea’s interview on #OccupyWallStreet with Oz [...]

Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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For those who follow political news, you’ll recognize the title of this post as a quote from Obama’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards dinner on Saturday. His speech has gotten attention from across the media spectrum. According to Rachel Maddow, the mainstream press unfairly focused on the critical points in his speech. [...]

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