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MLK Warned Us, But Are We Listening?

Friday, August 26, 2011

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When a frack-quake cracks the Washington monument just as a memorial for civil rights and anti-war organizer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is about to be unveiled in the nation's capital, we hope vacationing members of Congress take note.

Rich Man’s Coup of America and Women’s Challenge

Monday, August 1, 2011

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The "compromise" approved by the House today and expected to pass the Senate tomorrow is an atrocity. It is a rich man's coup of our democracy. Consider this: absolutely no tax increases are included in the bill. It creates a "super Congress," with authority to slash social services when the country is still reeling from

A unilateral declaration of endless war against anybody

Friday, May 20, 2011

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This post was written by Sharon Miller, San Francisco intern for CODEPINK On May 11, 2011, the House Armed Services Committee voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bill includes, among other things, an expansion of the legal basis for the so-called War on Terror. It passed the committee [...]

CODEPINK: U.S. Out of Iraq, Out of Afghanistan and Pakistan

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Last Friday, NPR prematurely declared that the 7th anniversary of the Iraq war passed without little notice. A few hundred tea party activists and the HCR reconciliation bill hogged the headlines. Yet, thousands of protesters turned out all across the country to protest the wars and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, calling on the White [...]

Men we ♥ Fridays – Part 3!

Friday, March 5, 2010

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It warms our hearts to know that we could do a men we heart post every day of the week and have a plentiful roster of candidates! Another Friday and another trilogy of men we ♥… Andy Shallal. How can one post show our love and devotion to Andy? In case you haven’t made the [...]

Packing up the Pink House

Monday, February 1, 2010

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Three years ago, on March 1, 2007, we opened the doors to a brick townhouse in the northeast quadrant of DC and decided to call it home.  Little did we know in the years to come this 5-bedroom house near Capitol Hill would become a ground zero for CODEPINK activism in the halls of Congress.  We not only brought a flash of hot pink to the sea of drab gray and black Congressional suits, but we broke through the inside-the-beltway politics with a refreshing dash of people power.  The costs of maintaining the house and paying the rent have become an overwhelming burden for CODEPINK and we must now move on from the house into the next course of action.  The Pink House will close at the end of February, but CODEPINK in DC will maintain a virbant presence and invites activists to join powerful actions in March in the beltway!

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