SF Bay Area

CODEPINK ACCOMPLISHMENTS In 2015

To celebrate diplomacy and the normalization of relations with CUBA, we brought over 200 peace delegates to Cuba. Our trip was a defiant demonstration against the American embargo—an unjust policy we are committed to ending. After celebrating the release of Shaker Aamer in November, we also brought 60 people to GUANTANAMO and called for the U.S. naval base and prison to be closed, and the land to be returned to the Cubans.

 Calling for reunification and peace in KOREA, we traveled across the demilitarized zone from North Korea to South Korea with 30 prominent international women. Alongside thousands of Korean women, we joined their moving call to end heavily militarized borders.

In honor of those who sacrifice their lives to tell the truth and inform the public, we continued supporting our whistleblower shero, CHELSEA MANNING. You helped us raise $45,000 for her legal fees to defend her against trumped-up charges and keep her out of solitary confinement. We also helped whistleblower JOHN KIRIAKOU during his transition out of prison.

We held WAR CRIMINALS accountable and spoke truth to power, from attempting an epic citizen’s arrest of Henry Kissinger (which made John McCain go berserk!) to a bold disruption of Dick Cheney when he was hawking for war with Iran.

Dedicated to ending US support for repressive regimes, we have worked all year to end U.S. military aid to EGYPT. After our tireless advocacy on his behalf, pro-democracy Egyptian American political prisoner Mohamed Soltan was freed and returned to his family.

Horrified by the destruction wrought by ISIS, which came to power because of the U.S. war on Iraq, you helped us raise $14,000 to fund a trauma and rape healing center for women and girls in IRAQ. Over a decade later, we still haven’t forgotten the crimes of the Bush administration in Iraq. We’re supporting Iraqi mother Sundus Saleh Shaker and her lawyer, Inder Comar in their lawsuit against Bush and his cronies.

After 14 years of a failed, horrifically destructive war on AFGHANISTAN, the situation is worse for women in the country. We exposed this truth with a shocking report published on the anniversary of the war. We are also pushing for an independent investigation into the U.S. bombing of a hospital in Kunduz.

When the media is looking for an opposing voice to killer DRONES, they come to us as one of the leading organizations pushing this issue. All year long, our Bay Area chapter hosted monthly protests at Beale Air Force Base in California and two annual protests at the Creech Air Force Base in Nevada.

We launched a new campaign this year to grow the LOCAL PEACE ECONOMY as a personal act against the economy that drives war. The relational, reciprocal, giving, sharing, thriving economy exists; it is why we are alive. We have daily inspirations to ignite our support for the peace economy and help us overcome the more dominant, violent, destructive and extractive economy.

Our LOCAL CHAPTERS have been relentless in their peace activism: Bay Area CODEPINKers hold a weekly vigil in San Francisco and a monthly walk for peace on the Golden Gate Bridge. CODEPINK chapters in Maine, Texas, Ohio, and more have been in the streets protesting the multitude of injustices facing our society. Our pink roots run deep internationally, and our Japanese CODEPINK sisters protested and hosted vigils against the re-militarization of Japan under the Abe government.

We brought 20 people to the WEST BANK for the annual olive harvest in solidarity with our Palestinian friends who are struggling against the occupation.

In June 2015, six years after launching the boycott against AHAVA cosmetics because of the company’s violations of international law, our Stolen Beauty campaign welcomed the news that Ahava was considering moving its factory out of the West Bank. Similarly, after immense international pressure, SODASTREAM is currently in the process of shuttering its West Bank factory.

We’ve stayed active in the fierce and powerful movement for Black Lives through our Communities Organized to Demilitarize Enforcement (CODE) campaign. On International Women’s Day we hosted a call between mothers who have lost their children to violence in the U.S. and Mexico. Each shared their grief and commitment to working for peace and justice. On Mother’s Day we delivered hundreds of flowers to mothers who had lost their children at the hands of the police. We hung a giant banner at the US Mayors Conference, telling the mayors to demilitarize our cities.

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  Join CODEPINK’s trip to Cuba to say No to Donald Trump’s regressive policies. We will have stimulating exchanges with our Cuban neighbors, and meet with artists, musicians, doctors, teachers, economists, farmers, businesspeople and government[...]
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  • 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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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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