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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.


 

Actions
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5:00 PM Vigil For Peace. Sanctions Kills... @ In front of MLK Library
Vigil For Peace. Sanctions Kills... @ In front of MLK Library
Jul 17 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Vigil For Peace. Sanctions Kills! End Sanctions Now Campaign! @ In front of MLK Library
In our post-Cold War society, economic sanctions have become one of the leading tools to advance America’s interests and to assert its influence on the global stage without resorting to military interventions. Sanctions are thought[...]

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WORLD

  • Defund the Police, Defund the Military June 10, 2020editorDefund the Police, Defund the Military
    Credit: CODEPINK by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies On June 1, President Trump threatened to ...
  • No Iran Sanctions March 27, 2020editorNo Iran Sanctions
    This week, the official death toll in Iran from the coronavirus pandemic surged to 1,433 ...
  • Travel With Codepink. March 6, 2020editorTravel With Codepink.
    CODEPINK is organizing, co-sponsoring and traveling to Bolivia, Iran, Cuba, Colombia, and Honduras this spring-summer. Join us as ...

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ARTS

  • Glowing Magic Beauty a Review. March 3, 2020editorGlowing Magic Beauty a Review.
    Glowing Magic Beauty is a practical guide for developing and living a joyous life. The ...
  • Poem July 6, 2019editorPoem
    The Earth is The Only One Telling The Truth By Kelly Curry I set the table with ...
  • Book Launch Stirs Controversy. December 13, 2015editorBook Launch Stirs Controversy.
    The book launch event for EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION: AMERICAN WRITERS ON PALESTINE at the Center for Fiction on ...

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GREEN ECONOMY

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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!