Women arrested at Berkeley Recruiting Station; Vigil for 4,000 dead leads to Arrests- Available for Interviews Now
March 24th, 2008
Medea Benjamin and others arrested for trespassing are available for
interviews from the police training- Call (415) 235-6517.
Cofounder Medea Benjamin and local activists Toby Blum, Zanne Joi and
Pam Bennet were arrested for trespassing at the Berkeley Marine
Four soldiers killed late on Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in southern Baghdad brought the number of dead to 4,000. Regretfully, 4,000 is just the tip of the iceberg. Every week, some 120 veterans are committing suicide--an average of 17 every day.
For the Iraqis, the numbers are infinitely worse. It's estimated that over one million Iraqis have died and millions more have been displaced.
had enough of this senseless trail of blood and suffering," says CODEPINK
cofounder Medea Benjamin. "We'll mark this grim milestone by shutting down the
Recruiting Station that symbolizes more death and destruction. By our actions,
we'll say loudly and clearly, 'NOT ONE MORE DEATH. BRING OUR TROOPS HOME.'