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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 [...]

PINK Up a Congressional Town Hall!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

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You know it’s that time of the year, when Congress comes back home for the month of August!  Many of our Congressional leaders suffer from “inside the beltway” thinking and have sold out to lobbyists. In order to give our members a good jolt of reality, attending a Town Hall meeting is an excellent opportunity [...]

Reflections on Hearing the Report on the CodePink Delegation to Yemen

Monday, August 5, 2013

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    I hear the anguish in her trembling voice As she describes the fate of people who have no choice Husbands, fathers and sons plucked into thin air Leaving behind families in utter despair   Many suffering the double loss of family and the schism Resulting from heartbreaking community ostracism For if their loved [...]

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