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Video, Building the Peace Movement Teach-In, World Beyond War

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.

Challenges Facing the Anti-War Movement: Code Pink Conference

Ajamu Baraka of Black Alliance for Peace talks about the challenges that the anti-war movement currently faces in the US

40,000 people in 136 countries resolve to work to end all wars

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, […]

Ken Butigan, a new book | Nonviolent Lives! People and Movements Changing the World

People and Movements Changing the World Through the Power of Active Nonviolence

Christine Ahn | Korea: Women Walk for Peace across the De-Militarized Zone

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.

Medea Benjamin: An interview with peace activist Kathy Kelly

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.

▶ Cornel West speaks at Drone Summit, “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance”

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 […]

Voices Anti-Drones Walk to Be Featured in New Documentary Film

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. […]

Photos: CODEPINK Peace Insurrection encampment outside Congress

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. […]

[Video] Congress Debates Obama Syria Attack

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 […]

Medea Benjamin> How You [and President Obama] Can Close Guantanamo Prison

 “Guantanamo has become a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law,” President Obama said. With the hunger strike reaching 150 days on  July 6 , the lives of these prisoners—along with our nation’s reputation, hangs in the balance. By Medea Benjamin (about the author)   7/2/2013    opednews.com July 1 marks the first […]

[Video] Thom Hartmann> Obama: The Era of Bush is Over!

 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 […]

Medea Benjamin> Julian Assange on George Bush’s Library and Bradley Manning’s Trial

“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 […]

Chris Hedges> The Day That TV News Died

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: […]

Code Pink Activists Stage Hunger Strike in Pakistan in Anti-Drones Protest

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 […]

Video> Protester [Medea Benjamin] disrupts drone press conference

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 […]

Medea Benjamin> 10 Good Things About a Not So Bad Year

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 […]