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Divestment Victory! Ritu Khanna Now Has No Investments in Weapons Companies

Ask Ritu Khanna, Congressman Ro Khanna's wife, to divest from the war machine! - CODEPINK - Women for Peace

In January 2020, a report from Sludge, reported that  Ritu Khanna, Congressman Ro Khanna’s wife, owned stocks in Boeing, Honeywell, Huntington Ingalls, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and United Technologies.

Thanks to the energy, engagement, and enthusiasm of 2,000 CODEPINK members, Ritu Khanna, business woman and wife of Congressman Ro Khanna, now has no investments in weapons manufacturers! 

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LPE: Interview with Carolyn North on her New Book.

In this episode of Creating Local Peace, Kelly Curry of CODEPINK is joined by author and activist, Carolyn North. They discuss Carolyn’s book, “World Shift Happens! Facing Down the Fear, Waking Up the Mind” and the ways in which we can create local peace in our communities. “World Shift Happens!” is a book of linked stories-within-stories about the invisible and visible worlds; about life and death; about people on Earth in a post-apocalyptic time we might consider a Utopia.

To order the book you can do so here: https://www.amazon.com/Worldshift-Hap…

 

2020 in review.

By Medea Benjamin

No putting lipstick on this pig. 2020 was a devastating year in the lives of millions of people around the world whose families and communities have been ravaged by coronavirus and the loss of incomes. For those of us in the U.S., the stress was compounded by visions of a Civil War and the narcissist in the White House refusing to leave.

Normally this is where I’d continue my annual tradition recalling the 10 best things that happened this year but, honestly, I couldn’t come close to coming up with 10 good things that happened in 2020 😖

But we do have some reasons to cheer. For all Trump’s whining about a stolen election and whipping up his base, Trump will be leaving the White House on January 20, 2021. Hoorah!

It’s not just about Trump leaving, either. The incoming Biden administration holds promise in a few critical foreign policy areas, such as: ending US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, rejoining important international organizations and agreements including the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris Climate accord, and refunding the World Health Organization so we can kickstart equitable global vaccine distribution as soon as possible.

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ONE BILLION RISING 2021: RISING GARDENS CAMPAIGN

As always, we are teaming up with 1 Billion Rising for RISING GARDENS. Rising Gardens are a defiant creative call for revival, restoration and transformation. It is also a compassionate call for peace and justice.  One of the greatest injustices of our time has been the destruction and eradication of Mother Earth, parallel to the ongoing and escalating gender-based violence. We cannot keep the ongoing extraction of women’s labor and earth’s produce, with no gratitude to both. We must honor and protect the Earth and women in order for any future life to exist.

In 2021 Codepink’s campaign the Local Peace Economy is joining with 1 Billion Rising Gardens and launching Planting Seeds of Peace to help grow a local, peaceful, sustainable, scared mother earth future. We can start with growing a garden. Do you have a garden where you live or in your community? Have you wanted to start a garden and needed the community to give you the courage and support? Do you want to plant seeds of peace? Join us and be part of the movement. We will connect you to teachers, tools, secrets of success, and an engaged community. Why a garden?

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Will Biden’s America Stop Creating Terrorists?

Credit: CODEPINK

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies

Joe Biden will take command of the White House at a time when the American public is more concerned about battling coronavirus than fighting overseas wars. But America’s wars rage on regardless, and the militarized counterterrorism policy Biden has supported in the past—based on airstrikes, special operations and the use of proxy forces—is precisely what keeps these conflicts raging.

In Afghanistan, Biden opposed Obama’s 2009 troop surge, and after the surge failed, Obama reverted to the policy that Biden favored to begin with, which became the hallmark of their war policy in other countries as well. In insider circles, this was referred to as “counterterrorism,” as opposed to “counterinsurgency.”

In Afghanistan, that meant abandoning the large-scale deployment of U.S. forces, and relying instead on air strikes, drone strikes and special operations “kill or capture” raids, while recruiting and training Afghan forces to do nearly all the ground fighting and holding of territory.

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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!