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Divest Wins and Actions.

- Divest Digest -

Wow. Just, wow. Our Divest from the War Machine coalition is on a roll! We’ll try to fit all of our divest wins in this one email, but it will be long—I hope you can reach the bottom!

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Poem

The Earth is The Only One Telling The Truth

By Kelly Curry

I set the table

with a bounty of glory

for you

and yours.

Forever and Ever.

Organized dimensions of light

and sound juxtaposed proper celestial alignments

inside

a wondrous galaxy

to support your breath

in body

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Divest from War Coalition Digest – February

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Dear Supporters,

Your Divest from the War Machine coalition is working hard and picking up steam. The pressure is growing on Congresspersons to divest from war! Now we’re asking our mayors to divest from war. We created a pledge specifically for mayors to show us their willingness to work on divesting their cities and towns from the war machine. But first, we need to get the word out… Ras J. Baraka, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, signed the pledge and agreed to lead other U.S. mayors!

Fill out this form if you want to help get your mayor working for peace.

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Yes, you could say I’m trying to put lipstick on a pig. 2018 was a year of whiplash, a never-ending series of assaults on our environment, immigrants, people of color, Muslims, Jews, the poor, international law. But there is light at the end of the tunnel and here are some rousing points of light from 2018, both domestic and international.

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LOCAL PEACE ECONOMY: DISPATCHES FROM US/MEXICO

WHY ARE THEY AFRAID OF JAKELIN?

By Kelly Curry

Right now I am standing at the edge of the sea…where the country known as Mexico begins and the US…Turtle Island…ends.

Jutting out into the wild, bluish grey waters, teeming with dolphins..seals..surfers..
LIFE is a wall…the end of a very long wall, a clumsy interruption to the beauty of open, turbulent, wild beauty.

The tinnish looking structure is a misplaced ornament of ignorance, a testament to human kind’s auto-immune disorder in the war against itself. It stands in odd, pathetic juxtaposition to the freedom and life of the ocean—or as the Yoruba call her, Yemiya.

The whole affair is a quirky reminder of the inability of humans to grasp the inordinate opportunities of life, on a planet like Earth.

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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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WORLD

  • Divest Wins and Actions. July 21, 2019 editorDivest Wins and Actions. Wow. Just, wow. Our Divest from the War Machine coalition is on a roll! We’ll try ...
  • Divest from War Coalition Digest – February March 2, 2019 editorDivest from War Coalition Digest - February Dear Supporters, Your Divest from the War Machine coalition is working hard and picking up steam. The ...
  • January 5, 2019 editor Yes, you could say I’m trying to put lipstick on a pig. 2018 was a ...

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ARTS

  • Poem July 6, 2019 editorPoemThe Earth is The Only One Telling The Truth By Kelly Curry I set the table with ...
  • 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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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!