LA Celebrates CODEPINK'S
10th Anniversary! Here in Los Angeles
we did a banner drop for an end to Drone
Strikes a gathering to celebrate all 10
years in the streets and halls of power
calling for peace and justice.
Occupy The Rose
Parade, Jan 2, 2012:
Spectators along Colorado Boulevard for
the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade saw
something unusual come down the parade route
after the floats. Watch
boycott Ahava and SodaStream products, both
produced in illegal Israeli settlements,
at Bed Bath & Beyond in LA in August,
WELCOME TO CODEPINK LA! We hope you'll
join us in street actions, speaking events, creative
gatherings and more. We've been in action locally
for over eight years and we can't wait work with
you in the pink!
Peace has to be created in order to be maintained.
It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy,
Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the
triumph of principle. It will never be achieved
by passivity and quietism.
NEW! One Billion
and over 10,000 other organizations in 200 countries
around the world took a global day of action on
February 14, 2013 to strike, dance, and rise to
end rape and gender violence! According to the
UN, 1 in 3 women will experience rape or violence
in her lifetime. That's over One Billion Women!
In recent years alone, massive numbers of women
and girls and sometimes men and boys
have suffered not only the physical trauma of
rape and gender violence in war and other conflict
situations, but also the shame and stigma that
often leaves survivors suffering in silence. It's
time to stop the violence and end the silence!
Video by Holly Mosher - Flash Mob - Santa Monica,
GET INSPIRED! Why
I Intern with CODEPINK by past CODEPINK
LA intern Dara
provides a space for women of all ages and backgrounds
to come together to advance the movement for peace
and justice in the U.S. and abroad. The CODEPINK
community encourages creativity, humor, and the
arts. I intern with CODEPINK because I want to
be part of a strong community of people working
to end all wars and all forms of oppression. As
a CODEPINK intern you get to meet and work with
remarkable organizations and individuals who have
dedicated their lives to social change. You are
constantly surrounded by people who have so much
passion to educate, speak the truth, and motivate
others into action. Whether it is being part of
an international peace delegation, doing a flash
mob, confronting congress, burying a Hummer, marching
in a non-violent protest, or hearing a powerful
speaker, this community helps to keep the hope
alive that we can, and are making a difference."
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. The name CODEPINK satirized the Bush Administration's color-coded, fear-mongering "security" alert system that has since been phased out. CODEPINK is a lively call for the people of the world to "wage peace." More...