December 24, 2013
"When Code Pink stands up, how can you sit down? When Code Pink cries out for justice, how can you remain silent?" -Chris Hedges
Thanks to you, CODEPINK and the peace movement have gained tremendous momentum this year! This
year you helped us build a movement to stop killer drones, support
whistleblowers, halt a US invasion of Syria, promote negotiations with
Iran, oppose Israeli settlements and much more.
Please help us keep the momentum going with a donation this holiday season. A generous donor has offered to match—2 for 1—all we raise until the end of the year. You can triple your support today.
Our 2014 plans include a Women Lead to Peace Summit at the Syrian Peace Talks in Switzerland;
expanding our successful international movement against killer and spy
drones; pressuring the Obama administration to finally
shut down Guantanamo prison; honoring whistleblowers
like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden by making our government more
transparent and accountable; working in our communities
to spend money on human needs, not the war machine; and spreading the
message that Arms are for Hugging!
Your tax deductible year-end donation will help CODEPINK continue to speak truth to power in the most creative and effective ways. Please give today.
Here are some of our proudest accomplishments from 2013...
international Drone Summit had over 400 enthusiastic attendees from
around the globe, and formed the basis of a global
- Medea toured with her book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, to over 100 cities.
derailed the confirmation hearing of John Brennan to
head the CIA--making national news about Brennan’s
infamous role in targeted killings.
set up a 24/7 “peaceful insurrection” encampment
outside Congress to prevent a US war on Syria, (our
“bloody” hands waving over John Kerry’s head in
Congress went viral).
teamed up with MADRE to raise money for women in
Syrian refugee camps and sent 1,000 solar lamps to
combat the rampant rapes at night (thanks to your
Iran & Palestine
delivered over 20,000 signatures, including those of
prominent women, to top staffers inside the White House
calling for negotiations with Iran.
exposed AIPAC with exciting and creative actions
inside and outside their annual conference, while
hosting a counterconference of our own about peace and
human rights, attended by 300+ people.
our Stolen Beauty and Stop SodaStream Boycott
campaigns, we have continued our coalition work with
national and international partners helping to take the
profit out of occupation and to hold Israel accountable
for its violations of international law.
Arms Are for Hugging
the Sandyhook massacre we partnered with Mayors across
the country to say Arms Are for Hugging, end the sale
of assault weapons.
with other national groups, we successfully pushed for
the military not to be exempt from the national budget
VDay & Women’s Reproductive Rights
across the country danced in solidarity with Eve
Ensler and millions of others across the world for One
Billion Rising on VDay to call for an end to violence
from all over the US stood in solidarity with Wendy
Davis from Texas to support women’s reproductive
Human Rights & Racial Profiling
held protests in solidarity with human rights
activists jailed all over the world, from Bahrain’s
human rights leader Nabeel Rajab to Qatari poet
joined memorials for Trayvon Martin, and protested
racial profiling by law enforcement in the US.
journeyed to Yemen to meet with the families of drone
strike victims and Guantanamo Bay prisoners, bringing
their stories back home.
took dramatic actions in solidarity with the hunger
strikers at Guantanamo Bay prison to demand its
closure—Diane Wilson even hopped the White House fence
and Medea Benjamin questioned President Obama directly
during his national security speech!
attended the trial and verdict of brave whistleblower
Chelsea Manning, and set up the CODEPINK Chelsea
Manning Support Network to support her during her
protested NSA mass surveillance (our oversized “Stop
spying” glasses in Congressional hearings went viral!)
and supported whistleblower Edward Snowden.
messages spread far and wide from photospreads in TIME
Magazine, stories on NPR, to frontpage New York Times
- We refused to let war criminals go on speaking tours without being held accountable.
teamed up with Iraqi mother Sundus Shaker Saleh to sue
George Bush and five members of his administration for
crimes of aggression against Iraqi civilians. The
lawsuit is based on the Nuremberg trial legal precedent
that convicted Nazi leaders.
converged in Dallas, Texas, to protest the shameful
opening of the George W. Bush Library and Policy
Your tax deductible year-end donation will help us continue our unstoppable PINK presence in the halls of power and injustice. Please give today.
Alli, Janet, Jodie, Lisa, Marina, Medea, Nancy K, Nancy M, Noor, Perrine, Sara, Sergei, and Tighe
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