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September 20th, 2010

Protesters rally behind imprisoned soldier

QUANTICO, Va.  - Chants of “Free Bradley Manning” filled the air Sunday afternoon at the Quantico Municipal Park during a rally in support of the Army private first class charged with the unauthorized use and disclosure of classified information.“We’re concerned because specifically we believe there are war crimes being committed ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

From fighting a war to fighting war

ALBANY -- Ethan McCord is now a soldier for peace.The former Army specialist was fighting insurgents in Iraq in 2007 when U.S. Apache helicopters, hovering above him in 110  degrees heat, gunned down a group of armed men, but also civilians and journalists employed by Reuters.McCord, from Kansas, immediately came ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

Syrian Envoy, Code Pink Take Jabs at Obama’s Israel Policy

The State Department’s pointman on military affairs got a one-two-punch Friday, as the Obama administration seeks to mend a diplomatic rift with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The pugilists: Syria’s ambassador to the U.S., Imad Moustapha, and the left-wing activist group, Code Pink.Andrew Shapiro, assistant secretary of State for political and ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

Petraeus: expect more violence in Afghanistan

As General Petraeus sat before the Senate Committee on Capitol Hill it appeared this confirmation hearing would be little more than a nod through.With the loss of the trusted and popular General Stanley McChrystal as leader of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, the US government is in desperate need ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Protesters Urge D.C. Drivers To Boycott BP

After protests outside BP’s D.C. headquarters and the White House in recent weeks, the organization Code Pink staged a demonstration in front of a D.C. based BP gas station Saturday with the goal of encouraging drivers to support a boycott against the company responsible for the oil spill in the ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 22nd, 2010

US Social Forum in Detroit: Activists Converge on Motor City

The summer sun was hot as marchers made their way down Woodward back to Cobo Hall in Detroit for the opening ceremonies of the US Social Forum.  But spirits were high and the collective energy of so many activists devoted to social justice gathering in one place was more than ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

Code Pink, Seize BP Among Oil-spill Protesters Outside White House

Washington, D. C. - A group of BP protesters gathered in front of the White House Wednesday, urging President Barack Obama to seize BP's assets. Members of Code Pink, Seize BP and several independent protesters unfurled banners or donned costumes during the rally and took turns speaking to the crowd. ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

VIDEO: Woman with tar on hands arrested at hearing

A woman with tar-stained hands was forcibly escorted out of the Energy and Commerce Committee hearing room after interrupting BP CEO Tony Hayward’s opening statement.The woman, Diane Wilson, who was one of the first members of the public allowed into the room, stood and screamed that Hayward needs to be charged ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

Woman dumps fake oil on herself to protest Gulf liability cap

Washington (CNN) -- Public anguish over the growing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a woman dumped simulated oil on herself during a Senate hearing in a graphic expression of support for legislation lifting oil companies' current liability cap. "We're ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Protesters Plan to Occupy BP Station on Houston Friday Night

If you're feeling a need to vent about this whole oil spill nightmare, there's some direct action protest planned for Friday night at the BP station on Houston Street between Broadway and Lafayette. According to this Facebook event, the progressive activist group Code Pink has a hand in organizing the ... continue reading

May 21st, 2010

Karl Rove book event in Franklin attracts protesters, supporters

FRANKLIN, TN — A group of protesters crashed a Karl Rove book-signing event at the Borders in Cool Springs on Thursday.Rove, a Fox News contributor, served as senior adviser to former president George W. Bush. He was signing copies of his new book Courage and Consequence: My Life as a ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Protests as US Congress opens oil spill hearing

WASHINGTON — Protesters called out "BP kills" and waved signs denouncing the British energy giant Tuesday as the US Congress opened its first hearing into the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."BP kills wildlife, BP kills people, BP kills the planet," two of the demonstrators, members of the ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Protestors Show Up for Palin

EUGENE, Ore. -- Sarah Palin may have attracted thunderous applause inside, but outside was a different story.Protestors lined 6th street hours before her speech.Palin said her daughter Bristol went down to talk with members of Code Pink, a women's peace group.Though they were said to have been friendly with Bristol, ... continue reading

April 16th, 2010

More trouble for Karl Rove on his book tour

Organizing a booksigning? You might want to include a beefed-up security detail – if the book is a political tome. Earlier this week, for the second time on his book tour, former White House adviser Karl Rove was faced by an antiwar activist determined to arrest him for "war crimes."Rove ... continue reading

April 13th, 2010

Grayson has another huge fundraising quarter

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson continues to convert his fiery partisan rhetoric and populist political stands into big campaign dollars. The often-polarizing Orlando Democrat expects to report raising $803,000 in the first three months of 2010, a haul that will likely eclipse what all his Republican opponents have raised combined and ... continue reading

April 1st, 2010

Karl Rove draws crowd with mixed opinions to La Jolla book-signing

Karl Rove, longtime Bush administration adviser and strategist, signed his new book Wednesday night at Warwick's as protestors outside quietly let passersby and those waiting for signatures know their feelings. Rove served as deputy chief of staff and campaign strategist for George Bush and now is a Fox News commentator. ... continue reading

April 1st, 2010

Rove signs new book amid tight security, protests in La Jolla

LA JOLLA, CA — Protesters lined up in front of Warwick’s bookstore in La Jolla yesterday evening as Karl Rove, one-time senior adviser to former President George W. Bush, signed copies of his new book inside under tight security. About 200 people waited to meet Rove, who is on a ... continue reading

Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans is co-founder of Codepink: Women for Peace.

March 31st, 2010

Why I Tried to Put the Cuffs on Karl Rove

"He wanted to do a book signing and she wanted to arrest him," was the lead on KCBS TV in Los Angeles. Dozens of activists attended the book signing in Beverly Hills of Karl Rove and his new book, Courage and Consequence. After almost an hour of his lies I ... continue reading

March 31st, 2010

Rove Abandons Book Signing After 'Arrest' Attempt

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CBS) — About 100 fans came out to hear Karl Rove at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills Monday night to discuss his book "Courage and Consequences: My Life As a Conservative In The Fight," -- but the fight wasn't contained to his book. The fans came ... continue reading

March 31st, 2010

Karl Rove heckled, called 'war criminal' at book event

Former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove was heckled and branded a 'war criminal' at a book signing in Beverly Hills, California, Monday night. Rove, who served as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush, was at the Saban Theater to discuss his ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2010

Windsor border agents allow U.S. peace activist into Canada

A prominent U.S. peace activist who has previously been refused entry to Canada crossed the border into Windsor Monday afternoon after three hours of questioning by Canadian border agents.“I guess they didn’t find my offences so offensive,” joked Ann Wright shortly after emerging from the tunnel into Windsor.The 63-year-old former ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2009

Rep. Lee promises fight against troop surge in Afghanistan

Rep. Barbara Lee, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and one of President Barack Obama's key supporters, voiced disappointment Tuesday at his decision to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, even as antiwar activists struggled with a public generally opposed to the plan yet curiously apathetic so far. Lee, D-Oakland, ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

War protest comes to Creech

INDIAN SPRINGS -- A Creech Air Force Base policeman grabbed a video camera and prepared to film anti-war protesters Tuesday near the base's east gate.The protesters, clad in black clothes and wearing white face masks, greeted airmen arriving for work with props including white cardboard coffins that symbolized death.But instead ... continue reading

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? Donna Smith We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

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Mar 17th
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Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

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