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SF Bay Area

CODEPINK participates in September Swarm on BlackRock

CODEPINK was delighted to participate in the September Swarm demonstrations outside BlackRock offices.

In Los Angeles, the CODEPINK team held a car caravan to the BlackRock office in Santa Monica. CODEPINKers brought the message of BlackRock: Stop Making a Killing on Killing!

In San Francisco, Bay Area CODEPINKers participated in an evening light brigade shining a light on the need to defund war. Later in the month, Cynthia Papermaster led a group of CODEPINK activists, Nancy Mancias, Jackie Barshak, Lotus Fong, Grace Severtson, Mishwa, and Luck-key, in a participatory procession to BlackRock’s Financial District office along with climate change activists affiliated with the Stop the Money Pipeline movement.

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Jodie and Medea Stepping Back.

We are writing to you today with exciting news. After 18 years of nonstop engagement of this wonderful organization, the two of us—Jodie and Medea— are stepping back from our role as co-directors so that three younger, brilliant and capable women can step forward.

The new co-directors will be:

Farida Alam, our multi-talented web manager (don’t forget to check out our brand new website!), art designer and logistical miracle-maker, who has been with CODEPINK for 15 years, will now also be taking on human resources and organizational planning;

Ariel Gold, who came to us 5 years ago as U.S. Middle East foreign policy expert, became co-director in 2018 and will continue in that role;

Carley Towne, a dynamo organizer and activist, will lead our Divest from War and Defund the Pentagon programs, as well as team management and community outreach.

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How Grassroots Activists Divested San Luis Obispo from Weapons Manufacturers

San Luis Obispo City Council voted 5-0 to divest from the war machine! Read below to learn more about how a grassroots campaign took on the war machine in SLO–and won!

After six months of organizing, thanks to the support of passionate community members, San Luis Obispo City Council voted 5-0 to divest from the war machine. The City of SLO is now adopting a new socially responsible investment screening policy—one that will exclude industries like weapons manufacturers, fossil fuels, and private prisons!

This is a huge victory, and we should celebrate. The pressure we put on SLO City Council not only achieved tangible policy shifts, it also regenerated support for a lasting peace movement in the city.

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Activists Rally on the International Day to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

On Saturday, September 26 2020, activists joined the national movement to stand out for the elimination of nuclear weapons and to call on Congress to divest from war and invest in human needs.

From San Francisco, CA to Taos, New Mexico, to Chicago, IL activists demonstrated to draw attention to the billions of dollars we spend on nuclear weapons in our $740 billion Pentagon budget annually. Many protested outside of their Congressional representative’s office to hold them accountable for their vote on legislation to cut the Pentagon budget by 10%. Make sure you check here to see how they voted on historic legislation to cut the Pentagon budget by 10% and hold them accountable if they voted no!

Below are highlights from actions held across the country:

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11th Annual National Mobilization to Peacefully Stop U.S Drone Wars

September 27 – October 3, 2020
(Sunday through Saturday)

Please Register HERE 

UPDATE:  Our 2020 weeklong fall convergence to resist U.S. killer drones in the Nevada desert has been scheduled!   We can’t wait to work together again to nonviolently oppose the barbaric and deadly drone assassination program at Creech AFB that terrorizes communities around the world.

There are a group of us who are committed to SDC Fall 2020, in spite of the pandemic.  We will observe social distancing, tent camp and take other precautions to keep everyone safe.  We ask that you weigh the risks carefully.  The registration form articulates the measures we will follow.  We ask that participants drive and not fly or use other forms of transportation to arrive to Creech.  For further details please check the Housing & Transportation page on this website.

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CodePink is a women's grassroots-initiated, worldwide organization of women and men working for peace, social justice and a green economy. CodePink SF serves the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.


 

Actions

Oct
23
Fri
5:00 PM Friday Peace Vigil Back on the S... @ In front of MLK Library
Friday Peace Vigil Back on the S... @ In front of MLK Library
Oct 23 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday Peace Vigil Back on the Street. @ In front of MLK Library
End Endless War Remaining silent is not an option. We can either have a culture of complicity, or a culture of resistance. With no public opposition we will have a culture of complicity. Public acts[...]

Gatherings

Oct
22
Thu
3:00 PM Online Forum: A Feminist Foreign...
Online Forum: A Feminist Foreign...
Oct 22 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Online Forum: A Feminist Foreign Policy
HOSTED BY CODEPINK The Feminist Foreign Policy Project The People’s Forum and MORE TBD! The idea of a feminist foreign policy in the US has gotten some buzz within the past year. But what does[...]
Oct
24
Sat
9:00 AM Peaceful Yoga w/Khalilah @ Online
Peaceful Yoga w/Khalilah @ Online
Oct 24 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Peaceful Yoga w/Khalilah @ Online
Description This is a morning yoga class focused on strengthening, calming and centering the body, mind and spirit. No prior experience in yoga is required. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3090894469?pwd=V1lqRk9odTY3OGZLM3ZXbXlPYjkzZz09 Meeting ID: 309 089 4469 Passcode: 712607 Contact: Khalilah Ramirez[...]
Oct
25
Sun
1:00 PM Schumacher Center with Kali Akun...
Schumacher Center with Kali Akun...
Oct 25 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Schumacher Center with Kali Akuno and George Monbiot
Sunday, October 25, 2020 is the date of the 40th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures. Kali Akuno and George Monbiot will speak addressing the topic “Land as a Commons: Building the New Economy.” The virtual event will be moderated by Jodie Evans and will take[...]
Oct
26
Mon
6:00 PM Restorative Yoga w/Khalilah @ Online
Restorative Yoga w/Khalilah @ Online
Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Restorative Yoga w/Khalilah @ Online
Description This Yoga class is a one hour practice the is meant to restore, rejuvenate and provide a restful strengthening session for the body, mind and spirit. Please wear comfortable clothing. No prior experience is[...]
Oct
28
Wed
12:00 PM Webinar: China is not the Enemy.
Webinar: China is not the Enemy.
Oct 28 @ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Webinar: China is not the Enemy.
We are excited to bring you more conversations to dismantle the US led anti-China rhetoric. In this webinar CODEPINK’s co-founder Jodie Evans will be in discussion with Julie Tang, co-founder of Pivot to Peace and Michael Wong, an activist[...]

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ARTS

  • Glowing Magic Beauty a Review. March 3, 2020editorGlowing Magic Beauty a Review.
    Glowing Magic Beauty is a practical guide for developing and living a joyous life. The ...
  • Poem July 6, 2019editorPoem
    The Earth is The Only One Telling The Truth By Kelly Curry I set the table with ...
  • Book Launch Stirs Controversy. December 13, 2015editorBook Launch Stirs Controversy.
    The book launch event for EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION: AMERICAN WRITERS ON PALESTINE at the Center for Fiction on ...

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GREEN ECONOMY

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The national CodePink organization organizes for justice for Iraqis and to hold war criminals accountable. CodePink actively opposes the U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes.

Rooted in a network of local organizers, CodePink's tactics include satire, street theatre, creative visuals, civil resistance, and directly challenging powerful decision-makers in government and corporations. And, of course, wearing pink!