In November, 2012, CODEPINK celebrated a decade of creative resistance to war and injustice. In typical CODEPINK fashion, we observed our anniversary by taking action. We didn't waste any time
bringing the people's platform for peace
and justice to the White House -- we staged an action in DC one week after the presidential election!
Join us in Los Angeles:
Thursday, November 15, 4-6pm: In Los Angeles, there will be a freeway banner drop calling for an end to Drone Strikes. Mark your calendar for November 15th! The
banner drop will take place at the Palms/405 overpass in West Los
Angeles. It is located across the street from Trader Joe's and just west
on Palms Blvd. The address of Trader Joe's is 3456 Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles.
7-8:30pm: Following the banner drop, we will be gathering to celebrate all 10
years in the streets and halls of power calling for peace and justice.
The gathering will be in Venice. RSVP to Holly for the address.
Get inspired by our birth story and these action report backs:
- Washington, DC
Demonstration for peace outside the White House, stop drones die in at Congress, protest of the Israeli bombing of Gaza at the Israeli Embassy, and CODEPINK Anniversary celebration at Bus Boys and Poets
View photos here.
Video of giant Pentagon deflation coming soon!
Brief report-back from Rae:
"We started the day with a free breakfast outside the White House where
we proceeded to literally deflate the Pentagon... and hold a press
conference with our friends from Institute for Policy Studies.
We had a drone protest and die-in on the steps of
the Cannon House Office Building, and met with staff at Cong. Rogers and
Cong. McKeon's offices to school them on the horrors of drone warfare.
We spontaneously ran into other congresspeople and got to call out Todd
Akin for his ignorance on baby makin'! We had an anniversary lunch in
the Rayburn Cafeteria and then (true to CODEPINK) rapidly responded to
the horrific news from Gaza of the Israeli assault. We went to the
Israeli Embassy and protested there with moving moments of silence,
reading of the names, energetic chants, and big banners. Many more
emergency demos around the country are being organized as I write this.
We ended the day with a super fun gathering at Bus
Boys and Poets, singing with Pat and Sandy of Emma's Revolution &
sharing our love for each other and all the unique ways we shine for
peace. Of course no CP gathering would be complete without a dance
party and signature pink drink... and roses! Big thanks to Andy and
Marjan for hosting us at Bus Boys - our activist home in DC!
Beautiful to be here in DC where the CODEPINK vigil started, honoring
the tremendous commitment of those who have been with CP since the
beginning, with unwavering commitment to a better world, and those who
have just recently joined, and all in between. We are quite a pink
posse! Also moving to be in action on November 14th - the same day millions took
to the streets across Europe to protest austerity!"
- Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, November 8, 6pm
founding co-director Medea Benjamin received the peacemaker award from the Thomas
Merton Center at their annual gala. Congrats Medea!
- San Francisco, CA
We protested drone warfare
with a die-in at the mansion of Senator
Feinstein, the chair of the Intelligence
Committee, and at the home of Congresswoman Pelosi then caravan to our monthly
march across the Golden Gate Bridge--two
signature BAY AREA CODEPINK actions. CODEPINK
Japan joined us in action during their
US delegation to abolish nuclear weapons.
And on Veteran's Day, November 12th, we
co-hosted a report back with CODEPINK delegates
from the Pakistan trip with Veterans for Peace.
Monday Nov. 12: Pakistan Peace Delegation Videos and Photos:
Live stream archived video via @punkboyinsf. Click (here) and (here) and (here) and (here) to access videos.
Live stream archived video via OccupySF @sf99er. Click (here) and (here) and (here) to access videos.
Photos via Steve Rhodes. Click (here) and (here)
Sunday Nov 11: Anti-drone Actions and Golden Gate Bridge Peace Walk:
Photos via Steve Rhodes. Click (here) and (here)
Video via Peter Menchini. Click (here)
Photos via Peter Menchini. Click (here)
CODEPINK flickr slide show. Click (here)
San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper photo. Click (here)
can you best celebrate CODEPINK in your
own community? We look forward to hearing
your creative ideas for how to activate
and re-inspire your friends and neighbors. Email us for support planning your action
or event or to have your plans added to
our national calendar.
You can also share a memory, photo, or highlight of CODEPINK that has inspired you throughout the years here.
Thank you for helping to make CODEPINK
such a vibrant force for peace over the
last 10 years!
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. Won't you join us?