Israel Seizes Women’s Flotilla To Gaza + Ann Wright, Mairead Maguire, and Others Kidnapped by Israel

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Last Updated: Oct. 11, 2016

from The Real News Network on Oct 5, 2016

Col. Ann Wright was among 13 female activists that were part of the Women’s Boat to Gaza.

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Prophets of Rage: Tom Morello, Chuck D: “End Poverty” March Against Trump At RNC + CODEPINK Protesting with Tennis Balls

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Updated: July 20, 2016

Democracy Now! on Jul 19, 2016

http://democracynow.org – As the Republican National Convention began on Monday, thousands rallied outside to protest Donald Trump’s candidacy. In the largest protest of the day thousands took part in the “End Poverty Now, March for Economic Justice.” Democracy Now! spoke with activists and organizers who took to the streets after a concert by Prophets of Rage, a new project of Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello.

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ISIS Beheadings on Cue from Washington and London? by Finian Cunningham + Codepink Protests + Is There a Diplomatic Solution to ISIS Crisis?

by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Sept. 16, 2014
Sept. 17, 2014

The gruesome beheading of a British aid worker by the ISIS terror group in Syria over the weekend provoked a stern warning from Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron who vowed to “hunt down the murderers” for their “act of pure evil”.

The British victim was named as David Haines, a 44-year-old aid worker, who had been held hostage in Syria for many months. A graphic video released by his killers shows Haines kneeling on the ground dressed in an orange jumpsuit as a masked executioner severs his throat with a knife. The dead man’s prone body is then filmed with a decapitated, bloody head placed on the corpse’s back. Continue reading

Medea Benjamin Detained, Jailed, Seriously Injured, then Deported from Egypt

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democracynow on Mar 4, 2014

democracynow.org – U.S. peace activist Medea Benjamin was detained Monday at Cairo’s airport by Egyptian police without explanation. She says she was questioned, held overnight in an airport prison cell and then violently handcuffed by Egyptian officials, who dislocated her shoulder and broke her arm. Continue reading

Dennis Kucinich: What Happens Next? + Medea Benjamin: There are Alternatives to Helping the People of Syria

No war on Syria protest in San Francisco - August 29

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TheRealNews on Sep 5, 2013

Congressional debate over attack on Syria fails to question if Assad is culpable of the chemical attack and whether there are other options beyond bombing Syria or doing nothing.  Continue reading

Jacob Dean Gets Tortured at Gitmo Solidarity Protest + Gitmo Protester Arrested After Scaling White House Fence

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Guantanamo hunger strike day 101 at Powell & Market

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Filter Free Radio on Jun 27, 2013

Portland, OR activists have been holding daily protests and vigils at City Hall in solidarity with the Guantanamo Bay detainee hunger strikers 4-6p since May 12th. Today, June 26th is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Jacob Dean of Filter Free Radio volunteers to be strapped down and force fed to lend his body to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention Against Torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.

In the words of Portland’s hunger striker S. Brian Willson, “We are not worth more. They are not worth less.” – Recorded on June 26, 2013 at Portland, OR City Hall. (This is NOT actually torture, like they do in Gitmo. This is just political street theater.)

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CODEPINK Protesters Shutdown War Criminal John Brennan’s Opening Statement At CIA Director Nominee Hearing

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Updated Feb. 8, 2013 and Feb. 9, 2013

Witness Against Torture: John Brennan

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CODEPINK Action at Brennan’s Confirmation Hearing

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Watch CODEPINK’s demonstration outside Hart Senate Building before John Brennan’s hearing and afterwards, at the hearing itself. 8 CODEPINK members were arrested for speaking out and Senator Feinstein ordered all “CODEPINK” associates be “evicted” from the hearing.

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OWS: Code Pink Members Arrested + NYPD Using Snatch and Grab To Arrest Peaceful Protesters

#NYPD arrests woman for holding up bra on sidewalk #BofA also @raeabileah #codepink #ows #s17

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CoDirector Rae Abileah arrested during a Bra toss outside of Bank of America in NYC. The police arrested her for “blocking a sidewalk” on the corner of Washington Place and W 14th street. They targeted her and arrested her for standing up against Big Banks.

For more info on Rae and CODEPINK check out CODEPINK.org

Video by – @23rdstudios

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Rick Rozoff: U.S. Drone Attacks Are Targeted Assassinations + Reality of Obama’s killer drones exposed by Code Pink protest

by Rick Rozoff
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May 1, 2012

Press TV
May 1, 2012

Rick Rozoff, manager of Stop NATO has criticized the U.S. drone campaign in other countries as “targeted assassinations” that aim “to kill particular individuals.”

Rozoff told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Tuesday that the deadly airstrikes in Pakistan and Yemen are “a violation of every Geneva Convention.”

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AIPAC Works for the 1 Percent by Chris Hedges + Occupy AIPAC Opposes War and Sanctions Against Iran

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Video of Adam Kokesh dance flash mob at Jefferson Memorial, June 4, 2011

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English: Adam Kokesh one of several indivduals arrested after a nonviolent protest against the Iraq war in the Senate Hart Office Building, Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

on Jun 4, 2011

In Washington DC, hundreds of people have been dancing at the Jefferson Memorial claiming they are exercising their first amendment rights. It comes after last week RT America host Adam Kokesh and four others were arrested by the police for dancing at the same spot.

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Adam Kokesh, Medea Benjamin and others arrested for dancing! + Kokesh interview + Police State Shakedown

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Updated: May 29, 2011; added interview with Adam Kokesh. Updated: May 30, 2011; added 2 videos.

English: Adam Kokesh one of several indivduals...

English: Adam Kokesh one of several indivduals arrested after a nonviolent protest against the Iraq war in the Senate Hart Office Building, Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

on May 28, 2011

On May 28, 2011 Television host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first amendment’s champion; a clear violation of their right to free-expression. In an excessive use of force, video was captured of Adam being body slammed and placed in a choke for his non-crime.

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CodePink Activist Rae Abileah Disrupts Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

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Move Over AIPAC Protest

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Democracy Now!
May 25, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech was warmly received by Democrats and Republicans in Congress on Tuesday. According to ABC News, he received 29 standing ovations during his address—four more than President Obama received during his State of the Union address earlier in the year. However, there was at least one dissenting voice inside the halls of Congress on Tuesday. Rae Abileah, a Jewish-American activist of Israeli descent with the peace group CodePink, disrupted Netanyahu’s speech. Standing in the congressional gallery, she yelled, “No more occupation! Stop Israel war crimes! Equal rights for Palestinians! Occupation is indefensible!” As she screamed, members in the audience tackled her to the ground, and undercover security forces later dragged her outside. She was taken to George Washington University Hospital where she was treated for neck and shoulder injuries. At the hospital, police arrested Abileah and charged her with disorderly conduct for disrupting Congress. Her protest came as part a week-long series of actions organized by CodePink called Move Over AIPAC. We speak to Abileah about why she used nonviolent civil disobedience to disrupt Netanayahu’s speech. [includes rush transcript]

via “Netanyahu is the Main Obstacle to Peace”: CodePink Activist Disrupts Israeli PM Speech to Congress

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Iraq and Libya and “humanitarian intervention” by William Blum

by William Blum
Featured Writer
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www.killinghope.org
2 May, 2011

Iraq: Let us not forget what “humanitarian intervention” looks like.

Libya: Let us not be confused as to why Libya alone has been singled out for “humanitarian intervention”.

On April 9, Condoleezza Rice delivered a talk in San Francisco. Or tried to. The former Secretary of State was interrupted repeatedly by cries from the audience of “war criminal” and “torturer”. (For which we can thank our comrades in Code Pink and World Can’t Wait.) As one of the protesters was being taken away by security guards, Rice made the kind of statement that has now become standard for high American officials under such circumstances: Continue reading

Gaza Freedom March – End the Occupation (must-see)

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codepinkaction | October 04, 2010

On December 27, 2009, on the one-year memorial of the major Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, concerned people from around the world met in Cairo to travel to Gaza, despite the siege, for the Gaza Freedom March, calling for an end to the siege of Gaza. Only 100 marchers were allowed into Gaza; protests in Cairo generated international attention. Over 150 solidarity actions occurred around the world including Israel, the West Bank, Switzerland, New York, and Minnesota.

What will you do to help lift the siege of Gaza? Take action at http://www.codepink.org and http://www.gazafreedommarch.org. This video includes the voices of Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, Palestinian teacher and activist Dr. Mustafa El-Hawi, Ret. Col. Ann Wright, Center for Constitutional Rights president Michael Ratner, CODEPINK and Global Exchange cofounder Medea Benjamin, and others.

Video edited by Linda Bobel.

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