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SF Bay Area

May 23 Day of Blackrock Action.

 CODEPINK’s Day of Action against BlackRock May 23 is part of a larger campaign to get America to divest from the War Machine Economy and to invest in a Green Peace Economy, by asking/pushing companies to divest from war and weapons. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, controlling more than $5 trillion. They’re also known as the world’s largest shadow bank. They own stock in almost every publicly-traded company around the world, so it’s no surprise that they have large shares in the world’s largest weapons companies. Included on that list are military contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and General Dynamics, the top 5 military contractors in the U.S. BlackRocks investments in violence also include civilian arms manufacturers such as Sturm Ruger. At the end of 2017, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink issued a statement that he was going to start holding corporations accountable for being good global citizens.

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REPORT BACK:  CODEPINK DRONE RESISTANCE WEEK at CREECH AFB

            
            Photo by Michael Kerr
CODEPINK had a small crew last week, but we accomplished a lot.  Huge banners and signs opposing the barbarism of drone assassination colored the highway all week during am and pm commute traffic into and out of the base.  Themes included:  “Ending Militarism at Home & ABROAD,”  “RESIST, DISARM, REFUSE,” “ WAR IS NOT GREEN,” and many others.

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CodePink Joins Afghan Peace Volunteers On  Our Journey to Smile to Say Enough! Abolish War for a Borderfree Green World!

 
The Afghan Peace Volunteers came together in August, 2014 and launched The Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Afghanistan. “We work nonviolently with the human family across all borders to abolish the socioeconomic, environmental, educational and military wars that are being waged in Afghanistan and the world today. We reject hatred, revenge and killing because we believe that nonviolent friendships can change Afghanistan and the world. The Mission of the Afghan Peace Volunteers is the creation of a people’s movement to build a critical mass of Borderfree nonviolent relationships and alternatives for a green, equal and nonviolent world without war, a key goal being the abolition of war. On the 21st of September 2015, the International Day of Peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers launched a campaign to abolish war called  #Enough!  We, the people of the human family, agree to abolish war. Please  Read and Sign the petition Enough!

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Teen Solidarity Against the Merchants of Death

Afghan Peace Volunteers and friends celebrate the International Day of Peace in Kabul, September 2017.

By Kathy Kelly 

(This article first published in The Progressive magazine)

Here in Kabul, as the rising sun begins to warm our chilly rooms, I hear excited laughter from downstairs. Rosemary Morrow, a renowned Australian permaculture expert, has begun teaching thirty-five young students in a month-long course on low-resource farming. In war-torn Afghanistan, there’s a desperate need to rebuild agricultural infrastructure and help people grow their own food. People verging on despair feel encouraged by possibilities of replenishing and repairing their soil.

 The night before, over dinner, one of the students discussed news from his hometown in Afghanistan’s Wardak province about U.S. aerial attacks. “The blasts have become so frequent,” he said, “that people can’t find spaces to bury their dead.” During breaks in the class, I tell some of the Afghan Peace Volunteer students about the school shootings in the United States, and the remarkable determination of teenagers from Florida to demand that lawmakers take action on gun control.

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Cities say no to $54 Billion for War

CODEPINK SF Bay Area invites everyone to join CODEPINK’s campaign to say no to Trump proposed $54 Billion increase in military spending. Our goal is to encourage people to tell their elected representatives to divest from a war economy and to invest in a peace economy. Thanks to the work of many of our local CODEPINK communities we had a tremendous victory at the U.S. Conference of Mayors! The Conference, representing 253 attending mayors from big cities like New York and Los Angeles to small rural townships, unanimously passed a resolution opposing Trump’s call for an additional $54 billion to the Pentagon budget. Instead of slashing anti-poverty and environmental programs to increase war spending, the mayors urged Congress and the President to move funding in the opposite direction, out of the military and into human and environmental needs.

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Gatherings

Jun
6
Wed
6:00 PM Scaramento: Book Talk with Medea... @ Southside Park Cohousing
Scaramento: Book Talk with Medea... @ Southside Park Cohousing
Jun 6 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Scaramento: Book Talk with Medea Benjamin @ Southside Park Cohousing | Sacramento | California | United States
 Southside Park Cohousing Presents: An Evening with MEDEA BENJAMIN, Political Activist / Author Speaking on her latest book: Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. “As I travel around the country speaking about my[...]
Jun
7
Thu
7:30 PM KPFA: An Evening With Medea Benj...
KPFA: An Evening With Medea Benj...
Jun 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
KPFA: An Evening With Medea Benjamin
 “As I travel around the country speaking about my new book I explain how the consequences of the 1953 CIA coup that overthrew Iran’s democratically elected government persist to this day. There would probably never have been an Islamic[...]
Jun
8
Fri
7:00 PM San Jose: An Evening With Medea ...
San Jose: An Evening With Medea ...
Jun 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
San Jose: An Evening With Medea Benjamin
 “As I travel around the country speaking about my new book I explain how the consequences of the 1953 CIA coup that overthrew Iran’s democratically elected government persist to this day. There would probably never have been an Islamic[...]
Jun
12
Tue
6:15 PM San Francisco Presents: An Eveni... @ Veterans Building
San Francisco Presents: An Eveni... @ Veterans Building
Jun 12 @ 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM
San Francisco Presents: An Evening with Medea Benjamin @ Veterans Building | San Francisco | California | United States
 An Evening with MEDEA BENJAMIN, Political Activist / Author Speaking on her latest book: Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. “As I travel around the country speaking about my new book I explain[...]
Jun
14
Thu
4:00 PM Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek
Jun 14 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Walnut Creek
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center presents A Center Monthly Forum Event  An Evening with MEDEA BENJAMIN, Political Activist / Author Speaking on her latest book: ‘Inside Iran, The Real History and Politics of the[...]

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ARTS

  • Book Launch Stirs Controversy. December 13, 2015 editorBook Launch Stirs Controversy. The book launch event for EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION: AMERICAN WRITERS ON PALESTINE at the Center for Fiction on ...
  • The Blanket of Hope January 25, 2015 editorThe Blanket of Hope                                                              The Blanket of Hope This is the Blanket of Hope. Prophecy is woven in its threads. ...

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GREEN ECONOMY

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From our National Site

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!