Podcast: As Congress Buys Into More War, CODEPINK Becomes the Conscience of America

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 11:20 am

The past week was filled with officials coming before members of Congress to sell President Barack Obama’s strategy for escalating war in Iraq and Syria. It worked. Congress approved the arming and training of rebel forces in Syria to fight ISIS. However, this did not take place without members of Congress hearing some voices of [...]

Kerry’s Pretentious Scolding of CODEPINK for Protesting Escalation of War in Iraq & Syria

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:01 pm

Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and President Barack Obama’s plans to combat the group. However, before getting into his remarks, he took a moment to address the pink-clad members of the peace group, CODEPINK, because they were in the [...]

In Congressional Briefing, Yemeni Delegation Describe Terror Drones Bring to Their Communities

By: Wednesday November 20, 2013 11:53 am

“What could possibly justify terrorizing a community of 250,000 just for the purpose of killing one person?” At a congressional briefing hosted by Representative Alan Grayson and organized by CODEPINK, this was one of a number of questions posed as a delegation of individuals from Yemen spoke about the direct impact United States drones have [...]

Peace March Against Drones in Pakistan Ends with Rally After Convoy Stopped by Army

By: Sunday October 7, 2012 12:05 pm

(update below) To show solidarity with the people of Waziristan in Pakistan, who have experienced and been victims of US drone strikes, thousands of Pakistanis marched in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan led the march. Thirty-one American peace activists affiliated with CODEPINK participated in the march as well. [...]

Historic Peace March Against US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Makes Its Way to South Waziristan

By: Saturday October 6, 2012 12:30 pm

Over thirty American activists traveled to Pakistan to draw attention to US drone strike policy. The delegation has joined a historic two-day peace march from the nation’s capital Islamabad to the village of Kotkai in South Waziristan, where a major rally is to be held. It left on Friday, October 6. This is not a [...]

Delegation of American Activists Confronts US Drone Strike Policy in Pakistan

By: Thursday October 4, 2012 1:35 pm

A delegation of around thirty-five people from the United States is in Pakistan for a week of action in opposition to drone strikes by the United States. The group of delegates, organized by CODEPINK, has had a positive and welcoming response so far. They met with Acting US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Hoagland and had [...]

Live Blog: International Drone Summit in Washington, DC

By: Saturday April 28, 2012 9:12 am

UPDATE – 3:35 PM Now have video interviews with Shahzad Akbar and Pakistan parliamentary member Amina Buttar that will go up some time over next day or two. UPDATE – 12:23 PM Hina Shamsi of ACLU mentions how drone us is now part of bipartisan consensus. The US, she said, is destabilizing the international legal [...]

Building Opposition to the Obama Administration’s Expanded Use of Drones

By: Friday April 27, 2012 12:48 pm

The United States Constitution and international law make it illegal to kill someone without due process except in armed conflict or where they pose an imminent threat and there is no other option available, staff attorney Maria Lahood of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) explains. The reality is the Obama Administration, in expanding the [...]

International Summit to Examine Issues Around US Government’s Use of Drones

By: Thursday April 26, 2012 9:43 am

A well-known peace group, CODEPINK, the legal advocacy organizations, Reprieve and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and others will be gathering in Washington, DC, this weekend for the first international summit on drones. The summit will bring together lawyers, journalists, activists, human rights advocates and robotics technology experts, who will all be speaking about [...]

Ideological Exclusion: US Government Refuses to Grant Outspoken Pakistani Lawyer a Visa

By: Monday April 9, 2012 9:06 pm

Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, who sued the United States government over family members of civilian victims of US drone attacks, was invited to participate in an upcoming International Drone Summit in Washington, DC, on April 28, but, the peace group CODEPINK reports the US is refusing to grant him a visa. The refusal by the [...]

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