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Speakers: Leonardo Flores, Latin America Campaign Coordinator CODEPINK; Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence; Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets; Rich Whitney, Green Party Peace Action Committee; Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK.
Over 40,000 people in 136 countries have signed this statement. Will you take a few seconds and join them? I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, […]
From the article: The unresolved Korean conflict gives governments in the region justification to further militarize and prepare for war, using funds that could be used instead for schools, hospitals and the welfare of the people and the environment.
When I went to trial, the military prosecutor told the judge, “Your Honor, Ms. Kelly is in grave need of rehabilitation.” But I think it’s our policy that’s in grave need of rehabilitation. We’ve already spent $1 trillion on warfare in Afghanistan and will be spending another $120 billion. The Pentagon wants $57 billion for this year alone. We’re squandering resources that are sorely needed at home and abroad to solve extremely serious problems our world is facing, problems like the climate crisis and global poverty.
Dr. Cornel West and Q and A with Medea and Dr. West Cornel West was a featured speaker at a summit on drones, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance.” He talked about the relationship between the military and Wall Street. codepinkaction Published on Nov 25, 2013 View Full Event (3 Programs) Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise […]
Walking the Walk: a March against Drone Warfare a film by James Knight, Caneyhead Pictures vcnv.org Voices for Creative Nonviolence In June of 2013, a group of peace activists set out for a walk across Iowa to protest the Predator drone control center planned for the Iowa National Guard Air Base in Des Moines. […]
CODEPINK activists and allies set up a camp known as the ‘Peace Insurrection’ outside of Congress…See more TCHallMedia September 13, 2013 on Flickr CODEPINK activists and allies set up a camp known as the ‘Peace Insurrection’ outside of Congress at the corners of Independence and New Jersey avenues, calling for no military intervention in Syria. […]
Politicians and activists argue the legality and aims of Obama’s Syria plan September 6, 2013 TheRealNews.com kucinichaction.com Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check […]
thomhartmann Published on May 23, 2013 Thom Hartmann comments on President Obama’s speech in which he calls for an end to the policies set in place by President George W. Bush in dealing with terrorism. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top […]
“I believe that the opposition to the Iraq war was very important, and that it actually altered the behavior of US forces during the initial invasion of Iraq.” Medea Benjamin Thu, Apr 25, 2013 codepink.org War Dollars Home I had an opportunity to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he […]
The Day That TV News Died “The lie of omission is still a lie. It is what these news celebrities do not mention that exposes their complicity with corporate power.” By Chris Hedges Posted on Mar 24, 2013 truthdig.com I am not sure exactly when the death of television news took place. The descent was gradual—a slide into the […]
Robert Naiman> Americans Press U.S. Ambassador for End to Drone Strikes in Pakistan, and the Ambassador Responds
Americans Press U.S. Ambassador for End to Drone Strikes in Pakistan, and the Ambassador Responds Islamabad, Pakistan — Sometimes, when some people insist that it’s impossible to put some urgent problem on the table for discussion and redress, you have no choice but to undertake flamboyant action. Call it “propaganda by nonviolent deed.” Robert Naiman Posted: […]
Medea Benjamin of Code Pink protests in August outside a building in Florida where drones are built. (photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Code Pink Activists Stage Hunger Strike in Pakistan in Anti-Drones Protest By Jon Boone, Guardian UK via Reader Supported News October12 ot content with a planned march into one of Pakistan‘s most dangerous regions, a […]
Protester disrupts drone press conference As US counterterrorism chiefs insist that drone strikes are legal under international law, one protester decides to object during a press conference. By Alastair Good, Journalist 01 May 2012 Telegraph Speaking on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the US killing of Osama bin Laden in a […]
10 Good Things About a Not So Bad Year People the world over becoming empowered and emboldened simply by watching each other — that became the hallmark of the year. December 27, 2011 | AlterNet / By Medea Benjamin Photo Credit: Nick Turse I had the privilege of starting out the year witnessing, firsthand, the unfolding of the Egyptian revolution […]