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Canada’s Justice Department Reviews Torture Opponents’ Request to Bar Dick Cheney or Prosecute Him

Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Canada’s Justice Department Reviews Torture Opponents’ Request to Bar Dick Cheney or Prosecute Him Former U.S. Vice President Richard (Dick) Cheney is scheduled to speak at the Toronto Global Forum, October 31, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event is hosted by the International Economic Forum of the Americas. A letter was sent [...]

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 [...]

Oppose The War: Where To Be For the Next Two Weeks

Monday, September 2, 2013

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Schedule for Stop Attacks on Syria & Close Gitmo events September 3-15, 2013 Tuesday, September 3, 2:00pm, Hart 216: Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on Syria with Sec State John Kerry & Sec Def Chuck Hagel. Meet at 1  6:30 pm: White House protest with ANSWER  Wednesday, September 4, 12 pm: House of Representatives Foreign [...]

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 [...]

Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights Statement submitted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace

Monday, July 22, 2013

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Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights Statement submitted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace July 16h, 2013 Our organization, CODEPINK, recently returned from a delegation to Yemen, where we met with many family members who have loved ones in Guantanamo. We also met with government officials, from the [...]

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