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Drone Victims Take on Washington DC

Friday, November 15, 2013

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By Medea Benjamin Faisal bin Ali Gaber is a soft-spoken engineer from Yemen. After he lost his cousin and brother-in-law in a drone strike in August 2012, he published an open letter to President Obama and Yemeni President Hadi. He said his brother-in-law was an imam who had strongly and publicly opposed al-Qaeda, and that [...]

Hope of Healing for Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi Mother by Alice Walker

Friday, October 4, 2013

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When the US invaded Iraq in 2003 Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother of five, lost her home and her property, and was forced to flee to Jordan.  A decade later, Saleh is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against six key members of the Bush administration. They’re arguing that, since the war was [...]

Iraq struggle continues!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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When US Labor Against the War (USLAW) learned that Iraqi unions had been invited to attend last months AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles, but were offered no financial assistance to travel, a decision was made to use USLAW Labor Solidarity Fund resources to underwrite the expenses of at least one union leader.  USLAW decided to [...]

CODEPINK Delivers Petition to US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, Urges Ceasefire for Syria

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Today CODEPINK successfully delivered a petition with over 3,000 signatures to the office of Ambassador Samantha Power’s, the US mission to the UN in New York. The petition urges Ambassador Power to push for a ceasefire for Syria during the Geneva II Convention. The women who delivered the petition included CODEPINK Campaign Organizer Nancy Mancias, [...]

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 [...]

Whistleblowers are the Nation’s Conscience

Friday, June 28, 2013

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By Allie Fry Before starting my internship with CODEPINK, I knew very little about Bradley Manning. What I did know about whistleblowing concerned the Stuebenville rape case. Anonymous, a “hacktivist” group, was responsible for leaking the names of the Steubenville rapists, fueling necessary (and long overdue) national dialogue about rape culture. The rapists sexually assaulted [...]

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