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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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Divest From Israel

This is outrageous! CODEPINK, alongside 19 other organizations worldwide, has just been  banned from entering Israel. Israel banned us for our support of the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement and because we oppose their human rights violations – human rights violations that are committed with US weapons and US military assistance.

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10 Good Things About a TERRIBLE Year

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By Medea Benjamin

As we head into 2018, let’s keep ourselves inspired by the hard work of folks at home and abroad who gave us something to cheer about.

Every year I do a list of ten good things about the year. This year, I was about to skip it. Let’s face it: It has been a particularly horrible year for anyone with a progressive agenda. When I recently asked a prominent activist how she was doing, she took my hands, looked me in the eyes and said, “Everything I’ve been working on for 50 years has gone down the toilet.”

With so many good people feeling depressed, let’s point to the positive things that happened, even in this really, really bad year.

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Taking Care of The Flood of Humanity in Bangladesh — 622,000 Rohingya Arrive in Three Months

By Ann Wright

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I just returned from Bangladesh, a small country on the Indian sub-continent that has a huge population of 165 million, one-half the population of the United States — in an area the size of Louisiana (50,000 square miles).

Bangladesh deals with annual disastrous typhoons from the Bay of Bengal and the massive floods that routinely submerge large parts of the small country.

The latest flood in Bangladesh is not of water, but of humanity.

Over 1 million ethnic Rohingya, whose existence has been documented from the 7th century in the Rakhine province of Myanmar, have fled into a very small area of neighboring Bangladesh, on the peninsula south of the city of Cox Bazar, to escape the murderous actions of the Myanmar military that has burned villages, raped and murdered men, women, children, the elderly in the most horrible ways. The Rohingya are Muslim while the dominant religion of Myanmar is Buddhism. Rohingya were not given citizenship of Myanmar by the 1982 citizenship act passed during the reign of the military government. They are considered Bangladeshi migrants, not as citizens of Myanmar.

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SF Weekly Peace Vigil: @ Peace Banner
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SF Weekly Peace Vigil: @ Peace Banner | San Francisco | California | United States
 JOIN US CODEPINK, World Can’t Wait, Occupy SF and others for our weekly (most Wednesdays) PEACE VIGIL WEDNESDAY, June 14th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the huge PEACE banner  at One Post Street in San Francisco. (on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s[...]
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Join CodePink  and Pacific Life as we kick off the 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,[...]
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  Theme: ABOLISH ARMED DRONES!     Join Codepink, Veterans for Peace and other N. Calif. Activists.   End the scourge of drone killing in 2018.  No more war crimes in our name! STOP KILLING[...]
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Conference on Drone Warfare @ Pacific School of Religion Chapel
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Conference on Drone Warfare @ Pacific School of Religion Chapel | Berkeley | California | United States
SF Bay Area Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare Scroll to bottom of this page and complete information to register for this free event. Presenters include: Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The[...]
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TransDance Ritual Benefit for Bay Area Rising   Dance Alive Your Embodiment, Blessings and Belonging A Women’s TransDance Ritual with Heather Munro Pierce Come dive into the dance in a safe and supportive space to release and[...]
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CodePink San Jose Gathering @ Peace & Justice Center
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Hi Pinkos, Next planning meeting for the Divest from the War Machine campaign will be on Tuesday, Feb 6 at 7pm at the Peace & Justice Center. . Last meeting we chose the University of San Jose State as[...]
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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.

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