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CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. CODEPINK rejects the Bush administration's fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead calls for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.
CODEPINK Statement on Cuba's Removal from the US Terrorist List
We applaud President Obama for the announcement today that Cuba will be taken off the list of state sponsors of terrorism. In addition to the economic embargo imposed in 1962, Cuba has unjustly languished on the U.S. State Department's state-sponsored terror list since 1982--despite posing no threat to the United States' national security. Today, we are happy to note that this has finally changed.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Hope of Healing for Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi Mother by Alice Walker
When the US invaded Iraq in 2003 Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother of 3, lost her home & her property, & was forced to flee to Jordan.
A decade later, Saleh is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against 6 key members of the Bush admin. They're arguing that, since the war was not conducted in self-defense, and did not have the appropriate authorization by the UN, it constituted a crime of aggression...
Afghanistan: Will Obama Listen to the Women?
Jodie Evans recently returned from a 10-Day trip to Afghanistan where she met with women's groups, journalists, government officials, NGOs, and average Afghan women.
On the 8th anniversary of the U.S. invasion, she brings back a message from the women of Afghanistan to Obama.
Afghan Women Speak Out: Mariam Nawabi
As part of its mission to highlight and promote the stories and perspectives of Afghan women, CODEPINK has launched an ongoing series of print, audio and video interviews "Afghan Women Speak Out," conversations with leading international women activists and policymakers.
For the third interview in the series, CODEPINK interviews Mariam Nawabi, an Afghan-American attorney, social entrepreneur, and activist.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
In the Name of Mothers Around the World
The author, co-founder of the grass-roots peace and justice movement CODEPINK and board member of the Women's Media Center, calls on us to honor Mother's Day as it was originally intended-by the abolitionist, feminist and pacifist Julia Ward Howe.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009(8 comments)
The Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Should be Pardoned
On March 12, just one week before the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war, Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi was sentenced to three years in prison for throwing his shoe at George W. Bush. CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin talked about the incident with Hero Anwar Brzw, a Kurdish Iraqi woman who is getting her master's degree in conflict transformation at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009(9 comments)
To Gaza, With Love
When I traveled to Gaza last week, everywhere I went, a photo haunted me. And now that I am back home, the image comes to me when I look at children playing in the park, when I glance at the school across the street, when I go to sleep at night.
It is a photo of a young Palestinian girl who is literally buried alive in the rubble from a bomb blast, with just her head protuding from the ruins. Her eyes are closed ...
Let's Whip Congress Into Shape!
CODEPINK has been a near constant presence in DC since we rented a house a few blocks from the Capitol in March. This Fall we will move at an even faster clip. Each day that Congress does not move to bring our troops home, CODEPINK activists will be on Capitol Hill holding our elected officials accountable for not representing the will of the majority of Americans.