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INVEST IN PEACE IN 2019

Support us in 2019!

As we divest from the war economy, we will continue to be strategic in sparking the transition to a Local Peace Economy. We don’t know what 2019 will bring, but given the current state of affairs, we know we will continue facing many challenges in the new year. With your help, we’ll be prepared for anything with our signature passion, playfulness and power.

Won’t you help us make 2019 the year that we, the people, turn the tides toward peace? Your support will help us continue to speak truth to power, raise awareness, build community, and ignite change. We thank you for your generosity, your commitment, your voice and your vision. 

As we gear up for 2019, scroll down to look back at some of our most exciting work in 2018. Thanks to your generosity, 2018 has been an incredibly effective year at CODEPINK!

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BORDER ENCUENTRO REPORT BACK

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No están solas / juntos hacemos / la liberación 
You are not alone, together we will create liberation. 

The border wall runs like a scar through the Sonora desert. It cuts through the ancestral lands of the Tohono O’odam people, imposing settler colonialism on indigenous people and criminalizing people who cross seeking a better life. On November 18, 2018 I joined hundreds of activists to rally at the border wall in Nogales for the the annual School of the America’s Watch (SOA Watch) Border Encuentro.

Rallying at the border wall gave us a concrete and visceral understanding of the theme of this year’s SOA Watch Encuentro: Dismantle Border Imperialism: Fight, Create Power to the People. During the weekend-long gathering we focused on sharpening our understanding of the concept of border imperialism, which helps us see how borders function as instruments of empire and white supremacy.

In 2016, School of the Americas Watch convened the first Encuentro in to Nogales Arizona/Sonora to shine a light on the connections between US imperialism, the human rights crisis in the borderlands and the violence and injustice of US immigration policy.

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Report back on Bridge Peace Walk for Yemen:

 


12/9/18,  San Francisco
by Martha Hubert and Toby Blomé
Bay Area CODEPINK collaborated with the Yemeni Alliance Committee (https://www.facebook.com/YACofCalifornia/), 
for a very dynamic peace march and rally for Yemen on the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday.  
What was different about this month’s peace walk is that the Yemeni Americans who joined us communicated clearly through their emotional expressions and passionate words the urgency and desperation that the people of Yemen now face.  Millions are on the brink of starvation from malnutrition directly because of the brutal Saudi-led and U.S. supported bombing campaign and endless war.  Our signs (“Yemen can’t wait!” and “Let Yemen Live!”), images of severely malnourished Yemeni children, and the child-sized coffins bearing the names of children killed by U.S. forces helped to accentuate this urgency. 

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Book Tour

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 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 revolution in 1979 or a decades-long conflict between Iranian leaders and the west. Now we are poised at another critical moment in history. President Trump’s reckless move of withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal exacerbates conflicts in the Middle East, alienates us from our European allies and increases the possibilities of a catastrophic, senseless war with Iran.

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Invest in Weapons Free Funds

Who funds wars?

Weapons manufacturers steal from all of us. They take billions of our tax dollars to make products of death and destruction, reaping huge profits while our communities at home suffer. We are faced with rampant funding shortages for housing, education, food assistance, and clean water. Meanwhile the CEOs of the top five weapons makers pulled in a combined salary of $96 million. We need to lead and pledge to divest from war ourselves and the next step is to join forces locally to call out those Making a Killing on Killing; our cities, state pension funds, Universities, churches, and the BlackRock offices near you.  There are many ways to engage and we are here to help.

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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) This Week Theme Families belong together! PEACE VIGIL WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the huge PEACE banner  at One Post Street in San Francisco. (on the steps[...]
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LET YEMEN LIVE!  Stop the War in Yemen USA: Stop Aiding the Saudi-led Bombing of Yemen We Demand Congress Pass HCR 138 and SJR 54 NOW! Yemeni Alliance Committee Joins CODEPINK on the Bridge! (Note: Rain will[...]
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We are reaching out to anyone that has an interest in our Iran-related campaigns. We thought you might be interested in this unique opportunity to travel on a Peace Delegation to Iran with both CODEPINK co-directors[...]

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  • INVEST IN PEACE IN 2019 December 14, 2018 editorINVEST IN PEACE IN 2019 As we divest from the war economy, we will continue to be strategic in sparking ...
  • BORDER ENCUENTRO REPORT BACK December 14, 2018 editorBORDER ENCUENTRO REPORT BACK No están solas / juntos hacemos / la liberación  You are not alone, together we will ...
  • Book Tour July 15, 2018 editorBook Tour MEDEA BENJAMIN, Political Activist / Author Speaking on her latest book: Inside Iran: The Real History ...

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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!