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Our Letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Free Khaled Al-Qazzaz

Monday, July 7, 2014

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By Tyra Walker On July 3rd, 2014, CODEPINK sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, urging him to take a stand for the release of Egyptian prisoner Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a permanent resident of Canada and father of four young Canadian children, who has now been detained for over 365 days. We encourage [...]

Egypt joins Israel as Gaza’s jailer

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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There was a time when activist groups that focused on helping the Palestinians in Gaza reserved their harshest language and protests for Israel, which long has prohibited both air and sea traffic in and out of Gaza; tightly limited exchanges through its Erez terminal; and banned exports altogether[...]

Egyptian Turmoil Brings Greater Suffering in Gaza

Monday, July 22, 2013

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By Pam Bailey and Medea Benjamin It unfortunately has become a truism that when Egypt sneezes, Gaza catches a cold. Fearful of the “terrorist elements” automatically associated with Hamas, the governing party in Gaza, neighbouring Egypt is quick to shut what amounts to “prison gates” at the first sign of turmoil either inside or outside [...]

Celebrating Egypt in Washington D.C.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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February 17th, 2011 Washington D.C. to celebrate the resignation of the Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. There was a great showing of Egyptian Americans as well as others who came to express their solidarity with the peaceful Egyptian people who made this beautiful revolution possible. Medea Benjamin and Tighe Barry from CODEPINK opened up the night [...]

Mubarak Mobs and Street Vendors: Welcome to Egypt

Friday, February 4, 2011

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I was in the middle of buying some mints from a street vendor on Cairo’s Talat Harb Street—right off Tahrir Square--when the rocks started flying. I had given a 20-cent coin to the vendor. He gave me one pack of mints, and all hell broke loose. “Run, run,” people yelled at me. I saw a group of men running down the street, carrying a man whose face was streaming with blood. Then I saw the pro-Mubarak thugs, armed with rocks, metal pipes, whips. “Run, Run,” the Egyptians on the street told me. I ran for shelter as fast as I could.

Update from CODEPINK Peace Delegation in Cairo

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Tonight our CODEPINK delegation in Cairo returned to Tahrir Square after the terrible events of this afternoon, when Mubarak's thugs busted up their peaceful protest with rocks, sticks and molotov cocktails. Hundreds have been wounded--their hands, legs, arms wrapped in bloody bandages. Despite the beatings, thousands of people are still camped out in the square--absolutely determined to stay there until Mubarak goes. Now is the time that the Egyptian people need our solidarity. Don't let there be one more "Made in the USA" teargas canister hurled at these people. Don't let there be one more U.S. bullet or U.S. weapon aimed at them.

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