Banner Drop at the Mayflower
Hotel: February 15, 2007.
Isis, www.isisimagery.com & Joeann Edmonds To view details &
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following are to two Utube videos of CODEPINK actions at hearings in Washington
D.C. last week. CODEPINK has been very active in the last two weeks, with
a constant presence in both the House and Senate hearings on the Hill.
first is of CODEPINK members making their
feelings known and their presence felt while the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee questioned Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice about the Department's
proposed budget. The Capital Police confiscated signs from members in
the gallery and two representatives of CODEPINK
were removed from that hearing for speaking up, encouraging the
Committee to seek a diplomatic resolution in Iraq, and to prevent an
attack on Iran. However, the Capital Police simply checked ID's and
warned the women that if they disturbed the hearing again they would
be subject to arrest. The CODEPINKers were
free to go. So, they returned to the Condi hearing, to the second row,
just past Jesse Jackson, who flashed them a thumbs up and a clenched
fist of encouragement. Some continued to shout issues at the Senators
after the hearing was adjourned, again causing the Police to step in.
second video is of CODEPINK in attendence
at the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the proposed Budget
with General Peter Pace and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. CODEPINKmembers
sttod in protest for over four hours at the hearing, speaking out several
times. There were three CPers removed from the hearing. After hours
of standing and restricted access to the public seats, CODEPINK
found they were in a good position for utilizing CSpan's camera angles
to their advantage. Gael Murphy, CODEPINKco-founder
can be heard at the last of the clip suggesting a Cease Fire in Iraq,
for which she was removed from the hearing.
thanks to Renee Schultz for recording, editing and posting the video
from her home in Indianapolis.
raises her arms during U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' and Chairman
of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Peter Pace's testimony before the House Armed
Services Committee about the Pentagon's FY 2008 National Defense Budget
on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 7, 2007
Action: Challenging the Defence Team!! January
Murphy, CODEPINK Cofounder talks to Joint Chiefs
Chairman Gen. Peter Pace and Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Capitol Hill
in Washington, Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, prior to Gates and Pace testifying
before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Iraq.
the Peace Activist said to the general... by Gael Murphy
a break in the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing I approached
General Peter Pace and Secretary Robert Gates, the two witnesses who
had been called to testify on Bush's proposal to escalate violence in
Iraq. I shared my fear for the Iraqis and reminded them that a majority
of American citizens, U.S. military and Iraqis want the U.S. soldiers
to leave Iraq as soon as possible. I also brought up the Iraqi peace
plan that has been underway for the past 8 months and includes armed
resistance groups who have offered to lay down arms under certain conditions,
notably amnesty and start of immediate negotiations for U.S. military
withdrawal. I wanted to know if Pace and Gates were aware of the plan
and if they were in discussion with the armed groups. General Pace responded
that they are talking to the Iraqi Gov't. I hoped for a cease-fire.
I explained my mistrust of the Bush Administration's motives. I told
them that Pres. Bush, through Zalmay Khalizad, had pressured Iraqi Prime
Minister Al Maliki to drop several key points from the reconciliation
plan he presented to Congress in July, much to the dissatisfaction of
many, including Iraqi citizens and elected officials. The meeting reconvened.
Video Coverage Now!
Action: Protesting Condi!! January 11, 2007.
Murphy, CODEPINK Cofounder grimaces as Condi
continues with the lies in front of Congress. Another protester, our friend
Zool Zulkowitz, is behind her holding up a sign.
DCer Ellen Taylor, with Harriet Crosby, behind Rice as she's testifying
in Senate re the troop"surge".
DCer Ellen Taylor was dressed as Condi and handing out flyers with facts
about Iraq outside of the hearing where Rice was testifying in front of
the Congress re the troop "surge".
vigil to mark the 3000th US soldier death in
(c) by Jo Freeman, www.jofreeman.com
in their Shoes! TheCODEPINK
Walk In Their Shoes installation Monday morning at the Allen rally in Vienna,
VA at the Metro Station, November 6, 2006.
Chain Gang travels across VA to bird-dog Allen! CODEPINK follows Allen around on Sunday, November 5, 2006,
at the Redskins game. The second left photo was printed in the Washington
Post Monday morning!
with Helen Thomas Saturday, October 28 - CODEPINKFundraiser
with Helen Thomas and music from LEA - Mimi's American Bistro. What a Fabulous
Afternoon! Much gratitude to Andy and Marjan, Helen, Joan, Elaine and Tom
and Nina, Allison, Tai, Sara, Dara, Lesley Molly, and more... Photo credit: ChainGang.org
presenting Helen Thomas with CODEPINK's
Badge of Courage.
Thomas speaking, with the Bush head in background.
the volunteers with Helen.
Thomas addressing CODEPINKers.
Festival and Pink Slip Drop!
in action in Maryland and DC!
The Green Festival
in DC: CODEPINK collected 1500 Give Peace
a Vote signatures over 2 days!!
slip drop on Monday, November 29, 2006 across the street from the
Silver Spring Metro station in Maryland.
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...