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 [...]
Here lie the dashed hopes, concerns, crushed dreams and disappointments of nearly 2,000 Americans. They made it to the inbox of White House officials through our handy dandy tool. 30 minutes after sending the alert we received a call from the White House. Read Jodie Evans’ report of it here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My daughter (15) and [...]
The Obama administration has made a $128 billion request to fund war operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for the coming fiscal year. $128 billion is a very interesting figure. By 2019, the Urban Institute concludes that a single payer health plan would save $20 billion annually based on a projected 6% annual increase in baseline [...]
Most of us in CODEPINK — along with about 100 women from across the country — are just now rejoining the world after our 24-hour Mother’s Day vigil in Lafayette Park outside the White House this past weekend (yes, 24 hours…most of us didn’t sleep…ha).
WASHINGTON — This Mother’s Day weekend, in an inspiring, empowering vigil to hear the voices of women living under occupation, CODEPINK Women for Peace invites all women, men and children to spend 24 hours outside the White House in a family-friendly gathering of feminine energy, sister and motherhood, a self-reflective reclamation of the original purpose [...]
“Afghanistan is known as the “graveyard of empires… Why do we think the American attempt will be any different?” If ever there was a sadder, truer statement on US involvement in Afghanistan it would be this one in Phyllis Bennis and Farrah Hassen’s recent article in the Progressive. Possibly only topped by Robert Naiman’s recent [...]