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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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Olive Branch for North Korea, Bombs for Iran?

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By Medea Benjamin

The Iran nuclear deal is on the verge of sinking on May 12, when Donald Trump will decide whether or not to waive the nuclear-related sanctions, as the deal calls for. While the world is cheering the upcoming meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un (including Trump’s fans calling for a Nobel Peace Prize), Trump is needlessly and recklessly driving our nation down a path toward war with Iran—and neither Congress nor the American people seem to care.

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Stop Pompeo

Say No to Pompeo

We have a very real chance to stop war-hawk Mike Pompeo from entering the State Department. With Republican Sen. Rand Paul opposed to Pompeo and Sen. John McCain away in Arizona for cancer treatment, Republicans will need at least one Democratic member of the Senate to vote with them for Pompeo to be confirmed. Unfortunately, one Democratic Senator, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, just announced her intention to vote for Pompeo.

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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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March 8: Solidarity with Afghan Women

By Samira Abrar

In this day of solidarity for women all over the world, the women of the CODEPINK take the brave Afghan women deep in our thoughts and actions. The spirit of all women is one, excited, dedicated and committed to the cause of freedom, peace, dignity, and human rights. The courageous Afghan women have been making great strides in demanding justice and equality, fighting for their own rights and those of others.

The movements of women’s liberation in Afghanistan throughout its history has proven that the women are unified for change and stand up for their rights in the face of patriarchy and terror. The recent rights grassroots movements in Afghanistan, where women have been at the heart of it, putting their lives on the line, were vibrant and expansive making a dramatic impact on empowering women’s political participation and leadership as well as making sure that the fundamental needs and urgent issues facing Afghan women are brought on the agenda of the government.

They catalyze peacebuilding and many positive changes in the Afghan society, and their spirit of resistance and resilience sets an example to the women worldwide.

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May
23
Wed
11:30 AM PALO ALTO: TELL BLACKROCK TO STO...
PALO ALTO: TELL BLACKROCK TO STO...
May 23 @ 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
PALO ALTO: TELL BLACKROCK TO STOP MAKING A KILLING ON KILLING!
BlackRock has billions of dollars invested in weapons companies such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Elbit, and General Dynamics. They also invest in civilian gun manufacturers.  They position themselves as a company that is socially[...]
12:00 PM SF: LET’S TELL BLACKROCK TO STOP...
SF: LET’S TELL BLACKROCK TO STOP...
May 23 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
SF: LET'S TELL BLACKROCK TO STOP MAKING A KILLING ON KILLING
BlackRock has billions of dollars invested in weapons companies such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Elbit, and General Dynamics. They also invest in civilian gun manufacturers.  They position themselves as a company that is socially[...]
Gatherings
Jun
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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
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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
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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[...]
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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[...]

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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!