Menendez Downfall Could Be Diplomacy’s Windfall

Medea Benjamin and Katie Powers Senator Robert Menendez, a powerful democrat from New Jersey, has been down on his luck lately. He is currently under federal investigation for corruption, and although the Senator has denied all allegations, charges are expected to be filed against him any day now.... Read more

Shut Down Creech: Interview with Toby Blome

By Janet Weil On March 24, I spoke with longtime CODEPINK organizer Toby Blome about the recent Shut Down Creech actions... Read more


#ShutDownREMAX Speaks Truth to Power at RE/MAX R4 Convention

Activists from across the U.S. gathered at the RE/MAX R4 Convention in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas March 2-4, 2015, to protest Denver-based real estate giant RE/MAX for profiting from and facilitating the sale of... Read more

Open Letter to Secretary John Kerry

Helen Schietinger 1623 Kennedy Pl NW Washington DC 20011   12 March 2015   Secretary of State John Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW Washington DC 20520... Read more

Tom Cotton is the Worst Bully in the Senate –– Here Are 10 Reasons Why

Hailing from Arkansas, 37-year-old Senator Cotton boasts the title of being the youngest member of the Senate, but he spouts the old warmongering rhetoric of 78-year-old Senator John McCain. From Guantanamo to Iran, food stamps to women’s rights, here are ten reasons why Tom Cotton is a dangerous dude.... Read more

Dividing the pie: Cuba’s ration system after 50 years

(Note: this article is republished from Telesur.) La libreta, the Cuba ration booklet, encapsulates the debate about Cuba’s socialist experiment. Detractors say that the fact that food is still rationed after 50 years, and that over 60 percent of the island’s food is still imported, proves the failure of... Read more

Cuba FAQs May 2015

This is a constantly updated resource for the delegates going on the CODEPINK trip to Cuba in May of 2015.   BEFORE THE TRIP Emergency Contact Numbers in the US Nalini Ramachandran CODEPINK DC office: (978) 799-1905 CODEPINK LA office: 310 827 4320  What... Read more

Netanyahu's Path to War or the Road Less Traveled?

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, held its annual policy conference in Washington, DC this past weekend. This conveniently coincided with a visit by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who came to town to address a joint session of Congress, a bold move initiated by speaker of... Read more

Americans Can Go to Cuba -- Just Don't Lie on the Beach!

On a recent CODEPINK trip to Cuba with a 150-person delegation, we found the island crawling with Americans taking advantage of the relaxation of US travel restrictions and the historic thawing of US-Cuban relations. Conan O’Brien was taping his comedy show at a Cuban cigar factory. Senators from Minnesota,... Read more


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