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About

About US

CODEPINK was started by a group of American women to stop the United States from invading Iraq. The name CODEPINK plays on the former Bush Administration’s color-coded homeland security alerts — yellow, orange, red — that signaled terrorist threats. The Bush’s color-coded alerts were based on perceived threat and used as excuses to justify: preemptive invasions, airstrikes, assassination, sanctions, torture, the acceptance of collateral damage, and the violation of international law. These actions have not made America safer, what they did do was let loose a civil war, ethnic cleansing, refugees, and after billions of dollars spent and hundreds of thousands of lives lost a stable democratic government in Iraqi is still in doubt. Americans want an international environment favorable to democratic values and institutions, and many mistakenly think this environment can be created only by force. The used of force as in Iraqi only creates international crisis which nourishes the war machine and gives officials and military’s  around the world the pretext to flourish an aggressive ideology, to enlarge its control of national policy and to silence criticism. The use of force has not made us secure or spread democracy only death, suffering and corruption. A dangerous world demands security. It does not demand the militarization of national life or life of the world. The demilitarization of national and foreign  policy is the best safeguard against the creation of an American imperial militarism at home and abroad. CODEPINK alert is a feisty call for people to “wage peace.” against American militarism using non-violent democratic methods of negotiation, cooperation among people and nations to create strong democratic institutions that make not just America, but all nations around the earth safe, secure and free from violence, especially against women and children.

CODEPINK wants America’s military budget slashed, which is greater than the rest of the world combined, as part of the demilitarization of national and foreign policy and to bring those war dollars home to be invested into a green/peace economy where people matter. A green/peace economy is an inclusive economy, where environmental resources and the wealth generated by them are shared in a more equitable way. The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) defines a green economy as “one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.”

CODEPINK members work to end war and for policies that transition the US from the brown economy of capital being put into militarism, fossil fuels, property, structured financial assets with embedded derivatives to a green/peace economy were fiscal resources are invested in renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, education, healthcare, ecosystem and biodiversity protection, land and water conservation.

CODEPINK has become famous for confronting politicians, current or past in the halls and hearing rooms of Congress with voices, banners, protests, dance and call on them to stop waging war. We work with a network of local organizers, organizations, online supporters and generous donors. CODEPINK puts an emphasis on joy, humor and civil resistance as outlined in Pink action principles, and of course wearing pink. CODEPINK has become a worldwide network of women and men committed to working for peace, social justice and the green/peace economy. We need your help to spread the word. Please consider joining our efforts to get the message out; to wage peace not war.

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Chapter Coordinator – Holly Harwood

Cynthia Papermaster  CodepinkGoldenGate Chapter

 

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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
Apr
27
Fri
12:00 PM Divest from Lockheed Martin
Divest from Lockheed Martin
Apr 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Divest from Lockheed Martin
Join CodePink  and Pacific Life at it’s weekly Divest from the War Machine Campaign against Lockheed Martin.  Lockheed is the largest weapons manufacturer in the US, responsible for missiles that carry nuclear warheads, and Hellfire[...]
5:30 PM Join PEACE EXPO at Beale AFB Air...
Join PEACE EXPO at Beale AFB Air...
Apr 27 @ 5:30 PM – Apr 28 @ 1:00 PM
Join PEACE EXPO at Beale AFB Air Space Expo
Join PEACE EXPO at Beale AFB Air Space Expo As the expected 5,000 attendees flood into Beale Air Force Base on April 28 to be awed by the super fire power of the U.S. Empire at Beale AFB[...]
May
13
Sun
12:00 PM Walking for peace on Mother’s Day @ Golden Gate Bridge
Walking for peace on Mother’s Day @ Golden Gate Bridge
May 13 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Walking for peace on Mother’s Day @ Golden Gate Bridge
Walking for peace on Mother’s Day on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is a CODEPINK tradition. Please join CODEPINK SF and Bay Area for this celebration of our power as women (as mothers and daughters[...]
Gatherings
May
1
Tue
7:00 PM CodePink San Jose Gathering @ Peace & Justice Center
CodePink San Jose Gathering @ Peace & Justice Center
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CodePink San Jose Gathering @ Peace & Justice Center
Hi Pinkos, Next planning meeting we continue our work on the Divest from the War Machine campaign. Last meeting we chose the University of San Jose State as our target to divest from the war machine. This meeting[...]
May
5
Sat
3:00 PM CODEPINK GOES TO BARCELONA!
CODEPINK GOES TO BARCELONA!
May 5 @ 3:00 PM – May 12 @ 4:00 PM
CODEPINK GOES TO BARCELONA!
May 5–May 12, 2018 Travel with Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin to Barcelona, Spain to see how activists, social movements and progressive political forces are building one of the world’s most innovative local peace economies. As we explore this magnificent[...]

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WORLD

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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!