CODEPINK Bay Area activists along with Co-Founder Jodie Evans, CODEPINK’s Nancy Mancias, Judge Julie Tang from Pivot to Peace, Michael Wong from Veterans for Peace and more gathered on Sunday July, 11th to demonstrate for the rights of Whistleblowers on the Golden Gate Bridge and at the house of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read our recap below!
By Toby Blome, CODEPINK Bay Area
The father and brother of award-winning Australian journalist Julian Assange toured the United States in June 2021, calling on the U.S. government to drop its prosecution and finally let Julian come home. CODEPINK organized and participated in actions supporting the Shiptons across the country. Below are recaps from events in Oakland, CA and Washington, D.C.!
By: Douglas Carroll
When I retired from teaching in 2018, my goal was a “return to nature.” You know, peace, love, flowers. So, I left the hustle and bustle of the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to the peace and quiet of Humboldt County in Northern California, like countless hippies before me.
I wanted to grow vegetables in a garden but had close to zero experience. My plan was to put some plants in the dirt and see what happens. I got lucky and have had fairly lush gardens these past three years. Humboldt is well-known for its organic farms and gardens. The climate is ideal for cool weather crops like spinach and lettuce and other leafy greens.
This month Sustainable Development Goal the Local Peace Economy is working on are two: 14 Life Below Water, to conserve and sustainably use the world’s ocean, seas and marine resources and 15 Life on Land, to sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. The oceans and the forest make the Earth habitable for humankind. Human activities: over fishing, deforestation, pollution, and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Investing in sustainable management practices is critical for improving livelihoods, reducing vulnerabilities, and reducing risks for the economy. Continue reading
This month Sustainable Development Goal the Local Peace Economy is working on is Decent Work And Economic Growth. To promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for and improve living standards.
Roughly half of the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. In addition to creating jobs, conditions need to be improved for some 780 million women and men who are working, but not earning enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty – poverty eradication is only possible through stable and well-paid jobs. America workers needs well paying jobs as well, America’s middle class has become part of the working poor.