Tag Archive | "cost of war"

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


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 [...]

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 [...]

Pelosi (and Congress) suffering from amnesia?

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I remember clearly when Speaker Pelosi made statements last year about not intending to push her colleagues to approve more funding for Afghanistan the next time President Obama came asking. I remember because it was one of my few “yay Nancy” moments. They don’t happen often honestly. So when I read today’s piece on Fox’s [...]

With 1000 US soldiers dead in Afghanistan, Time to Revive the Anti-war Agenda

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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by Medea Benjamin U.S. Corporal Gregory S. Stultz, 22, of Brazil, Indiana, died on February 19, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. According to icasualties.org, Stultz’s death marks the grim milestone of 1,000 American soldiers killed in Operation Enduring Freedom. This week has also been a grim one for civilian casualties as [...]

Defense Budget passes Senate

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Today, on the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, the Senate passed the 2010 Defense Budget with 93 yays to 7  nays.  The bill allocates $128 billion to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This does not include any amounts allocated by additional war supplemental bills. To date, we have already spent over [...]

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