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#ThanksGivingNoThanks – Decolonizing Our Minds And Hearts

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Thanksgiving week brings many contradictions, we want to connect with people, but the history of these days comes from the opposite – genocide, colonization, and disconnection. Just transition is about navigating contradictions, and we are committed to doing what we can to create justice and peace. We believe we need to decolonize our minds and hearts while we navigate contradictions and build spaces for local peace economies to grow. Today we offer some ideas on how to decolonize our minds and hearts, and to challenge current ideologies, re-imagine ways to relate with people and the earth, and take action.

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While Clinching Deals With Communist China, Trump Cracks Down on Trade and Travel to Cuba

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By Medea Benjamin

On Wednesday, November 8, just as President Trump was clinching new business deals with the repressive Communist government of China, the Trump administration announced its new rules rolling back President Obama’s opening with Cuba. The new regulations restricting travel and trade with the Caribbean island will make it once again illegal for Americans to travel to Cuba without a special license from the Treasury Department and will dramatically reduce the number of Americans traveling there.

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Divest from the War Machine Summit: Cutting Our Financial Ties to War

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CODEPINK and a coalition of 67 supporting organizations are pleased to announce the launch of a new national campaign to reel in U.S. wars and militarism: Divest from the War Machine. This campaign is designed to pressure financial institutions and individual investors to divest from the arms merchants that are making billions of dollars from the spread of militarism at home and abroad.

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Stitching Korea Back Together

CODEPINK has been working for the past two years with Women Cross DMZ, an international women’s group that collaborates with women from both North and South Korea to come up with diplomatic solutions to the crisis. Women Cross DMZ calls for a freeze of North Korea’s nuclear and long-range ballistic missile program in exchange for a U.S. security guarantee that would include suspending U.S.-South Korea military exercises; a binding peace treaty to replace the 1953 Armistice Agreement; and support for citizen diplomacy with liaison offices in Washington DC and Pyongyang to reunite families and heal the legacies of the Korean War.  For 15 years Codepink has been working to end war. The following story, in honor of the 15th anniversary, describes the experience of when Codepink and other women peace activists crossed the DMZ as part of their work to end war, to bring peace and healing to Korea and people around the world.

By Jodie Evans: Thirty peace activists from 15 countries arrived in Beijing on May 17th. I knew 11 of the women before arriving but most of the women knew maybe one or two others and a few knew no one. Our work for peace and justice had taken very different paths and it was striking that many of those paths had not crossed. We spent the first day in the hotel conference room meeting each other and learning what we could about the Koreas.

10 Reasons the US Should Stick With the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Medea Benjamin

President Trump is expected to announce this week that he will not recertify that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal. He will argue, falsely, that the agreement is no longer in the national interest of the United States.

The president’s announcement will not end the deal but will pass the buck to Congress. In the next 60 days, Congress could impose new sanctions that would scuttle the deal or it could pass new legislation addressing issues that were never part of the original mandate, which would also effectively kill the agreement. Enough public pressure could keep the agreement intact.

Here are 10 good reasons why the US should uphold the deal.

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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!

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