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Divest from the War Campaign!

CODEPINK invites everyone to join us and our peace partners in a campaign to get America to divest from the War Machine Economy and to invest in a Green Peace Economy. The campaign encourages individuals, cities, universities, religious organizations, retirement funds, mutual funds, private investors, and other financial institutions  to divest from companies that build weapons for a failed military policy. The  cost of war is preventing many people, cities, state legislatures, educational institutions, and other financial institutions in the US of reaching their development goals: health care, education, infrastructure, retirement, improved wages, recreation and responsibility for the environment. This campaign also opposes increase military spending as proposed by the President. The increased military spending is not making us safer nor will it bring peace. It  only runs up the debts, benefits a few corporate profiteers, who are making a killing on killing, whose weapons have killed 100,000’s of innocent citizens,  destroyed infrastructure, livelihoods in 7 countries, created millions of refugees, and a nation wide famine in Yemen. The goal of the divest campaign is to urge all individuals and all public and private institutions to change priorities and move our tax and investment dollars in exactly the opposite direction proposed by the President, from militarism to human and environmental needs. From a war machine economy to a green peace economy.

Through this Campaign we plan to:

  • Uncover the hold the military industrial complex has on our government and our foreign policy
  • Spark a vital public debate questioning the role of weapons manufacturers and military contractors in perpetuating conflict around the globe
  • Expose how our financial and educational institutions are supporting those companies
  • Inspire the public and investors to pressure these institutions to divest
  • Hold the arms industry accountable in political and financial spheres for its culpability in the death and displacement of millions of innocent people
  • Condemn our government’s prioritization of military spending and demand that diplomacy and aid, not militarism, be our country’s response to global conflicts.

The United States’ preoccupation with expanding and protecting its military and economic interests has created a system which prioritizes “defense” over human rights, military spending over diplomacy and aid, preparing for combat over preventing wars, and profit over human life and the health of the planet.

With this divestment campaign we are calling for a radical rethinking of American priorities. Diluting the power of those who profit most from war-making is the first step in building a transformed nation that stops spreading violence and death at home and abroad. A divestment campaign gives power to the public to dismantle the war economy and demand that our nation operate to uphold the right of every human being, both at home and abroad, to live in freedom and dignity, safe and free from poverty, danger, and despair.

Please join us as we call for divesting from the War Economy and investing in a Peace Economy!

 Join us for the Campaign Launch Summit in DC Oct 21-22

Pledge to work with CODEPINK to stop war profiteers from making a killing on killing and stealing our future!

 “It is an absurd contradiction to speak of peace, to negotiate peace, and at the same time promote or permit the global arms trade. Is this war or that war really a war to solve problems? Or is it a commercial war for selling weapons in illegal trade and so that the merchants of death can get rich?” — Pope Francis

 

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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!