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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 [...]

“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 [...]

Julian Assange on George Bush’s Library and Bradley Manning’s Trial

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Medea Benjamin I had an opportunity to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted political asylum since June 2012. Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex allegations, although he has never been charged. Assange believes that if sent to Sweden, he would be put [...]

Day 3 with CODEPINK: Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing

Thursday, June 7, 2012

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By Jillian McCarthy June 7, 2012 Yesterday about 25 activists and I attended a pre-trial hearing for Bradley Manning, the 24-year-old army intelligence analyst who allegedly leaked the Collateral Murder video along with other classified documents that exposed the corruption of US military actions abroad. We arrived at 7:00 am, an hour before the hearing [...]

This Week in WikiLeaks

Friday, August 26, 2011

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A round-up of the week’s top news on WikiLeaks, Whistleblowers, and Civil Liberties Last night WikiLeaks began releasing tens of thousands more U.S. diplomatic cables, bringing the total number of WikiLeaked cables to nearly 100,000. Among the findings revealed in the latest release is evidence that the Obama administration has worked with the Egyptian government [...]

A Film That Betters This World

Sunday, August 14, 2011

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It’s been a great month for movies about truth-tellers. Last weekend C.J. recommended The Whistleblower, which tells the real-life story of Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Nebraska police officer who uncovered a horrifying cycle of sex-trafficking among UN peacekeeping operations in Bosnia. On Friday I saw Better This World (incidentally, also directed by women). I can’t [...]

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