CODEPINK: Women for Peace
CODEPINK: Women for Peace identifies itself as "a women initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action."
"Rejecting the George W. Bush Administration's color-coded security alerts that are based on fear, CODEPINK is a feisty call for women and men to wage peace. In less than a year, CODEPINK has become a vibrant presence in the peace and social justice movement. Very visible and recognizable simply by wearing pink, CODEPINK has found a niche in the movement by addressing serious issues in a multitude of creative - and sometimes outrageous - ways, always bringing into play the sensibilities of respect, compassion and interconnectedness."
In a 2009 article critical of Code Pink Daniel Libit of Politico.com wrote, "While Code Pink claims an e-mail list of 200,000, it has neither the fundraising prowess nor the political might of, say, MoveOn. And while MoveOn does its thing with online work, advertisements, grass-roots mobilization and money, Code Pink has instead most often reached for noisy confrontation: protests and outbursts at hearings that typically do more annoying than persuading." 
Organizers of CODEPINK
- Jodie Evans -- See BadBabes.org.
- Medea Benjamin -- See GlobalExchange.org.
- Starhawk -- See Starhawk.org.
- Peace Vigil August 17, 2005
- Washington, DC, Mass March and Anti-War Rally September 24, 2005
- Peace Vigil in Crawford, Texas
- Peace Vigil in Washington, DC
- Gathering of Eagles: Threat to damage the Vietnam Veterans Wall (March 17, 2007)
- September 15 Coalition (2007)
- Walter Reed Army Medical Center protests
- CODEPINK Schedule.
733 15th Street, #507
Washington, D.C. 20005 NW
Phone: 202 393-5016 & 310 827-3046
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- 99% Spring
- Nina Simons
- After Downing Street
- Gold Star Families for Peace
- International Occupation Watch Center in Iraq
- Iraq Veterans Against the War
- Military Families Speak Out
- Move America Forward (pro-war)
- Veterans For Peace
- Vets for Freedom (pro-war)
- Nina Utne - founding member
- Gabrielle Russon, "Anti-war, in your face--that's Code Pink. Mostly female group colors the Capitol," Chicago Tribune, September 13, 2007. (Mentions Freedom's Watch.)
- Catherine Moy (of Move America Forward), "Code Pink 'Bundles' for Barack," Human Events, April 14, 2008.
- Kristin Bender, "CodePink closing Albany storefront office," Oakland Tribune (California), October 29, 2008.
- Daniel Libit, Code Pink Changes Its Hue, Politico.com, April 2, 2009.
- Antony Fenton, "Code Pink confounds with possible Afghan flip-flop" (2009).