SF Bay Area

Tim Reese

Big Lie: taxes cuts benefit the middle class.

The idea that the tax cut is going to bring high paying jobs and put big money in in middle class people’s pay checks is a big lie, look at any graph since Ron Reagan and trickle down economics; income distribution for  the middle class has remained flat while the growth for the 1% is off the chart.  This is more of same, it is only going to speed up the transfer of wealth. It was not the tax rate that moved jobs offshore, it was wages. Tax cut will not increase wages, save or bring jobs as evident by Carrier Corp. The tax break Carrier got  will help pay for the transfer of those jobs to Mexico.   $1.5 trillion is going to be borrowed and added to the debt, that our children and grandchildren will have to pay. The payments will be made by cuts to healthcare, education, infrastructure.  This tax cut does help the middle class, it is only going to put us deeper in debt with little or no income gain as it transfer $trillions more to the 1% to move offshore or to speculate in the stock market and hope they don’t speculate us into another recession. It will be easy to test this premise next year if it is the big tax break for the middle class as well rising wages or is it the big lie, like health care, cheaper and better.

Continue reading

Peace Economy: Yemen

Tens of thousands of people attend a protest rally in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on May 12, 2017 to voice their outrage at the US-backed Saudi war on the impoverished Arab country. (Photo by al-Masirah) The Yemen war economy that stretches back decades  between Shia and Sunni has  evolved into a regional power struggle between Shia-ruled Iran and Sunni-allied Saudi Arabia and it’s ally the US. This conflict has become an epic tragedy of destruction and starvation. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations reports that the scale of the food crisis in Yemen is staggering with 17 million people – two thirds of the population – severely food insecure and seven million of these on the verge of famine. “The need for long-term political solutions for achieving sustainable peace in Yemen is unquestionable, but there is much we can do now to fight hunger and malnutrition. We save lives by saving livelihoods,” Graziano da Silva said of FOA. It is time for a peace economy between Shia and Sunni, between America and Iran to save Yemen and the Middle East. The Yemen people want peace not more destruction. Continue reading

The US is losing the War.

kunduz3

  “I feel very angry, but I don’t want anything from the U.S. military,” said Khalid Ahmad, a 20 year old pharmacist who survived the U.S. bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz on the 3rd of October, “God will hold them accountable.”  Khaild is recuperating at Emergency Hospital in Kabul from a U.S. shrapnel injury to his spine that nearly killed him. This why the US is losing the war, they turning the very people they are trying to help against them.

Continue reading

Bombing Can’t Win the War.

kunduz8

It has been proven via history that bombing alone cannot win wars. It was tried in WW11, Vietnam, Liberia and now in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria without success. What it does do is turn the affective population being bombed against the ones doing the bombing. The rise and anger of the Islamic State is a direct result of bombing innocent women, children, people’s homes, business, schools, highways, water supplies, and hospital. The U.S. cannot win the peace or the hearts and minds of the people in the Middle East with airstrikes that are destroying entire towns and cities.

Continue reading

Close Guantanamo Bay We are Still Waiting!

Close Guantanamo Bay you’re the Commander in Chief. 2013-05-24T004320Z_1_CBRE94N020L00_RTROPTP_3_USA-OBAMA-SPEECH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I going to answer that, Congress won’t let me. But I will ask again.

Obama

2013: National Defense University.

Mr. President CodePink supports your efforts to close Guantanamo Bay and normalize relations with Cuba, although we are still waiting! Closing Guantanamo Bay was a first term campaign promise, the above speech was two years ago when Medea challenge you to close Guantanamo Bay, it is time to lead not talk.   Mr. President you can still earn that Nobel Peace Prize.

Continue reading

cp_banner
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
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
6
Wed
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
Thu
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
8
Fri
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[...]
Jun
12
Tue
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[...]

PinkBridgeDivider

 

WORLD

PinkBridgeDivider

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. ...

PinkBridgeDivider

GREEN ECONOMY

PinkBridgeDivider

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!