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10 Reasons to Love Uruguay’s President José Mujica

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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President José Mujica of Uruguay, a 78-year-old former Marxist guerrilla who spent 14 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, recently visited the United States to meet with President Obama and speak at a variety of venues. He told Obama that Americans should smoke less and learn more languages. He lectured a roomful of businessmen [...]

The US Should Stop Supporting Nuri Al-Maliki

Monday, November 4, 2013

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The US Should Stop Supporting Nuri Al-Maliki Eman Ahmed Khamas* ‘Maliki is a liar’, Iraqis have been chanting in their demos for years now, showing their displeasure with the Iraqi prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki. Now he has gone to the United States asking for weapons and intelligence support, insisting that outside terrorists are jeopardizing the [...]

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 [...]

“The United States” vs. Bradley Manning

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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“The United States vs. Bradley Manning.” Instantly this framing infuriates me. Hearing the prosecution being referred to as the United States makes a mockery of a conveniently ignored truth and one of the foundational slogans here at CODEPINK, “Dissent is Patriotic!” Are we not all the United States? I, for one, do not recall signing [...]

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