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CODEPINK was started by a group of American women to stop the United States from invading Iraq. The name CODEPINK plays on the former Bush Administration’s color-coded homeland security alerts — yellow, orange, red — that signaled terrorist threats. The Bush’s color-coded alerts were based on perceived threat and used as excuses to justify: preemptive invasions, airstrikes, assassination, sanctions, torture, the acceptance of collateral damage, and the violation of international law. These actions have not made America safer, what they did do was let loose a civil war, ethnic cleansing, refugees, and after billions of dollars spent and hundreds of thousands of lives lost a stable democratic government in Iraqi is still in doubt. Americans want an international environment favorable to democratic values and institutions, and many mistakenly think this environment can be created only by force. The used of force as in Iraqi only creates international crisis which nourishes the war machine and gives officials and military’s  around the world the pretext to flourish an aggressive ideology, to enlarge its control of national policy and to silence criticism. The use of force has not made us secure or spread democracy only death, suffering and corruption. A dangerous world demands security. It does not demand the militarization of national life or life of the world. The demilitarization of national and foreign  policy is the best safeguard against the creation of an American imperial militarism at home and abroad. CODEPINK alert is a feisty call for people to “wage peace.” against American militarism using non-violent democratic methods of negotiation, cooperation among people and nations to create strong democratic institutions that make not just America, but all nations around the earth safe, secure and free from violence, especially against women and children.

CODEPINK wants America’s military budget slashed, which is greater than the rest of the world combined, as part of the demilitarization of national and foreign policy and to bring those war dollars home to be invested into a green/peace economy where people matter. A green/peace economy is an inclusive economy, where environmental resources and the wealth generated by them are shared in a more equitable way. The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) defines a green economy as “one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.”

CODEPINK members work to end war and for policies that transition the US from the brown economy of capital being put into militarism, fossil fuels, property, structured financial assets with embedded derivatives to a green/peace economy were fiscal resources are invested in renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, education, healthcare, ecosystem and biodiversity protection, land and water conservation.

CODEPINK has become famous for confronting politicians, current or past in the halls and hearing rooms of Congress with voices, banners, protests, dance and call on them to stop waging war. We work with a network of local organizers, organizations, online supporters and generous donors. CODEPINK puts an emphasis on joy, humor and civil resistance as outlined in Pink action principles, and of course wearing pink. CODEPINK has become a worldwide network of women and men committed to working for peace, social justice and the green/peace economy. We need your help to spread the word. Please consider joining our efforts to get the message out; to wage peace not war.

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Chapter Coordinator – Holly Harwood

Cynthia Papermaster  CodepinkGoldenGate Chapter

 

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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.


 

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Oct
26
Tue
6:00 AM Occupy Beale Drone Base, Marysvi...
Occupy Beale Drone Base, Marysvi...
Oct 26 @ 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Occupy Beale Drone Base, Marysville, CA
Recent U.S. Drone Victims:  Terrorists????   DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE AHMADI FAMILY & DANIEL HALE:   BAN KILLER DRONES & FREE DANIEL HALE!  REPARATIONS NOW:  $3 million for every Ahmadi member killed. AM & PM[...]
Oct
29
Fri
5:00 PM Friday Peace Vigil Back on the S... @ In front of MLK Library
Friday Peace Vigil Back on the S... @ In front of MLK Library
Oct 29 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday Peace Vigil Back on the Street. @ In front of MLK Library
End Endless War Remaining silent is not an option. We can either have a culture of complicity, or a culture of resistance. With no public opposition we will have a culture of complicity. Public acts[...]
Gatherings
Oct
26
Tue
4:00 PM The Spoils of War: Conversation ...
The Spoils of War: Conversation ...
Oct 26 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Spoils of War: Conversation with Author Andrew Cockburn
Join CODEPINK in conversation with author Andrew Cockburn about his new book: The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine. During this webinar, attendees will hear from Andrew about his new book[...]
Oct
27
Wed
9:00 AM A View from India: The Quad & AUKUS
A View from India: The Quad & AUKUS
Oct 27 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
A View from India: The Quad & AUKUS
Join CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans and the Editor-in-Chief and founder of NewsClick, Prabir Purkayastha, for another China Is Not Our Enemy webinar where they’ll discuss the U.S. hybrid war on China with a special focus on the[...]
Oct
28
Thu
4:00 PM Uncovering the Arms Trade: The A...
Uncovering the Arms Trade: The A...
Oct 28 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Uncovering the Arms Trade: The Arms Sales We Aren't Told About
When Congress get’s notified about a weapons sale from the U.S. to another country, the people generally find out about it. Information on the huge sales are more easily available, because they are over a[...]
Oct
29
Fri
12:00 PM Dance of Peace Class Municipal R...
Dance of Peace Class Municipal R...
Oct 29 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Dance of Peace Class Municipal Rose Garden.
Join Khalilah Ramirez, the Peace Dancer, for the Dance of Peace class at the Municipal Rose Garden (at Dana and Naglee) San Jose. Dance & Play among the flowers! You will learn how to create[...]

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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!