Podcast: As Congress Buys Into More War, CODEPINK Becomes the Conscience of America

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 10:30 am

The past week was filled with officials coming before members of Congress to sell President Barack Obama’s strategy for escalating war in Iraq and Syria. It worked. Congress approved the arming and training of rebel forces in Syria to fight ISIS. However, this did not take place without members of Congress hearing some voices of dissent loud and clear.

CODEPINK Women for Peace managed to convince a group of people to be at almost all of the hearings on combating ISIS. They held up pink signs that could be seen behind officials like Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry. The group even provoked a lecture from Kerry, who scolded them for protesting the administration’s war plans.

 

Memo to Potential Whistleblowers: If You See Something, Say Something

By: Saturday June 7, 2014 11:59 am

Blowing the whistle on wrongdoing creates a moral frequency that vast numbers of people are eager to hear. We don’t want our lives, communities, country and world continually damaged by the deadening silences of fear and conformity.

I’ve met many whistleblowers over the years, and they’ve been extraordinarily ordinary. None were applying for halos or sainthood. All experienced anguish before deciding that continuous inaction had a price that was too high. All suffered negative consequences as well as relief after they spoke up and took action. All made the world better with their courage.

First FDL Members Event TONIGHT: Bradley Manning Discussion feat. David House, Ret. Col. Ann Wright, and Marcy Wheeler

By: Monday April 25, 2011 11:45 am

We’re excited to announce the first virtual conference for the FDL Membership Program: on Monday night at 8pm EDT, we’ll have a discussion about Bradley Manning’s conditions and the latest news surrounding his detention with special guests David House, Ret. Col. Ann Wright, and Marcy Wheeler.

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