Protests disrupt Condoleezza Rice in San Francisco--Video Footage AvailableOctober 18th, 2010
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CODEPINK disrupts Condoleezza Rice San Francisco Appearance--Video Footage Available
San Francisco - As Condoleezza Rice was speaking at the Commonwealth Club event at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco, five CODEPINK women -- Rae Abileah, Cynthia Papermaster, Susan Harman, Leslie Angeline and Janine Bonaparte -- disrupted her one hour talk. The women had red painted hands, dangled handcuffs and unfurled pink banners which read, "Condi is a war criminal."
During the event Rice was asked if she would write another book, she replied that she would like to write a book about the Bush years, Saddam Hussein, Iraq and the intelligence. Rae Abileah, CODEPINK organizer voiced, "The intelligence was wrong, there were no weapons of mass destruction. You lied to the country and lead us into an illegal war. Thousands of soldiers and innocent Iraqis died."
The five CODEPINK women were escorted out of the event, detained and released by hotel security and the San Francisco Police Department.
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CODEPINK, founded in 2002, is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into health care, education and other life-affirming activities. We reject the Bush administration's fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead call for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence. For more info, visit www.codepink.org.