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Celebrating Independence in the Era of Empire
by Medea Benjamin
This Fourth of July, while Americans are marching in parades and oohing and aahing at the fireworks, it would be a patriotic gesture to also spend some time thinking about what independence means today. Our nation was founded on a determination to be free of domination by the British empire. The US Declaration of Independence proclaimed the need to fight the War of Independence against Britain because King George III had 'kept among us standing armies' that committed intolerable 'abuses and usurpations.' Today it is our government whose standing army is committing abuses and usurpations in foreign lands.

Occupation Watch Bulletin
by Andrea Buffa
December 13th, 2004
 As of December 13, 2004, 1,294 U.S. troops, 74 U.K. troops, and 72 troops  from other countries (Poland, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Ukraine Bulgaria,  Thailand, Estonia, El Salvador, Netherlands, Slovakia, Latvia, and Hungary)  have been killed in the Iraq war, according to the website Iraq Coalition  Casualty Count: http://icasualties.org/oif/

Notes from Prison
by Camilo Mejia
December 1st, 2004
When I first heard about the possibility of war, I said to myself that many unlikely things would have to take place. I felt that without clear evidence of nuclear or chemical weapons, without a clear link between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda, that without clear evidence of Iraq posing a threat to us, we would not really invade.

Acceptance Speach for Bread and Roses award
by Jodie Evans
March 27th, 2004
I am proud to represent all the women of CODEPINK whose tireless and courageous work this year has brought this recognition to me, and honored to be here with these two extraordinary women who do the work in the trenches for our children and in the constant struggle for the rights of workers.

Day For Marching
by Medea BenjaminPage A23 - Washington Post
March 20th, 2004
Thousands of Americans today will mark the first anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by marching against the war

Women’s Rights In Iraq and at Home Going Backwards
by Carol Norris
January 22nd, 2004
In his State of the Union address, George Bush proclaimed that with the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, “the people of Iraq are free.”  He told us, ”Today our coalition is working with the Iraqi Governing Council to draft a basic law, with a bill of rights.” 

Arnold and Bush's Numbers Don't Add Up
by Carol Norris
January 17th, 2004
Arnold Schwarzenegger, recently announcing his state budget proposal, has his hands where they shouldn't be yet again--non-consensually groping the coffers of programs that assist many of our most vulnerable.

10 Good Things About a Bad Year
by Medea Benjamin
December 31st, 2003
As we greet the new year, let’s remember and celebrate some of our hard-fought victories in a time of adversity.

Saddam is Captured, Let the Liberation Begin
by Medea Benjamin
December 15th, 2003
After floundering around in search for justifications for the war in Iraq that ranged from fighting terrorism to ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, George Bush finally settled on a goal of liberating the Iraqi people.

The World is His Battlefield
by CAROL NORRIS
February 27th, 2003
He found his higher calling: to rid the world of terrorism. And he proclaimed this calling to the world in no uncertain terms. Finally, he would be more than the son of George Bush I, more than the son who rode his father's political coattails into office.

'End the Iraq War: People Can Topple Pillars - Huffington Post'
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End the Iraq War: People Can Topple PillarsHuffington Post, NY - Mar 2, 2007... Amman between a US peace delegation and members of Iraq's Parliament, sheiks, and torture victims, that was organized by Global Exchange and CODEPINK . ...

'Linda Milazzo: My questions for our candidates: first of all, do ... - BuzzFlash'
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OpEdNewsLinda Milazzo: My questions for our candidates: first of all, do ...BuzzFlash, IL - 21 minutes agoHer writing has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and domestic and international journals. She's a member of CODEPINK Women For Peace and ...MY QUESTIONS FOR OUR CANDIDATES: FIRST OF ALL, DO YOU CARE? OpEdNewsall 4 news articles

June 2005: Phase II of the Anti-War Movement
By Medea Benjamin
For the history books, mark down June 2005 as the moment the US movement against the occupation of Iraq got its second wind. In June, the US public became solidly anti-war, Bush’s approval rating took a nosedive, and a significant number of Congresspeople started to call for an exit strategy. This marks a seismic shift from just one month ago, when Congress overwhelmingly passed another $82 billion for war—with only 44 members of the House and not one Senator dissenting.

Withdraw U.S. Troops, by Medea Benjamin
Published on April 30, 2005 by the Miami Herald / Florida 

Two years have passed since President Bush stood atop an aircraft carrier (May 1, 2003) and announced the end of major combat operations in  Iraq. Since that "mission accomplished" photo-op, more than 1,400 U.S. troops and thousands of Iraqi civilians have died. And just recently, the Pentagon acknowledged that insurgent attacks have again increased to last year's levels of some 400 attacks per week.

Same Old Song in Sacramento?
by Carol Norris
When the news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's 30-year-long history of alleged sexual harassment broke, he denied it. Then he said he couldn't remember. Next, he flippantly apologized.

A New Milestone in Iraq:
by Medea Benjamin
A new milestone was reached in Iraq this week: the death toll for US soldiers reached the 500 mark. Most of these deaths have occurred since President Bush declared an end to the major hostilities on May 1.

Give that Man a Pink Slip!
by Medea Benjamin
Bush’s speech to the nation was a combination of platitudes, exaggerations, half-truths and downright lies. Afghans would be curious to hear that their country is now free and prosperous, not a dangerous, fractured nations governed by warlords and fueled by opium.

January 21, 2003- CODEPINK's Reaction to Bush's State of the Union Address:
by Medea Benjamin
On March 8, 2003, international women's day, Iraqi women had little to celebrate.

On International Women's Day, Do Something Good for Iraqi Women
by Medea Benjamin
Iraqi and US women have a lot in common. Both list safety as a top concern, and are worried about the increasing violence and militarization of their societies. Both see jobs and health care as top priorities, and feel uncertain about their economic security. And both are grossly underrepresented in the halls of power.

Hugo Chavez could teach US leaders a thing or two about winning votes
by Medea Benjamin
I knew that the administration of Hugo Chavez had won my heart when I met Olivia Delfino in one of the poor barrios in Caracas.

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