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From Washington to Istanbul with love

Members of GetEQUAL, Code Pink, and the Maryland Bridge Light Brigade sent an illuminated one-word message to the Turkish people: “RESISTANBUL.” They spelled out the catch-phrase for the protests sweeping Turkey in blue lighted panels in front of the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC on June 23. Organizer Ellen Sturtz said, “GetEQUAL is inspired by…

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Cool Quote of the Day

Learning not to cause harm to ourselves is a basic Buddhist teaching. Nonaggression has the power to heal. Not harming ourselves or others is the basis of an enlightened society. This is how there could be a sane world. It starts with sane citizens, and that is us. -Pema Chödrön, Comfortable with Uncertainty Related articles…

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CODEPINK alleges mass civilian casualties from drone bombings, asks Senator Feinstein for investigation

Just two weeks after disrupting the confirmation hearing of John Brennan, the activist organization CODEPINK paid a visit to the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee. In the Atrium of the Senate Hart Office Building, CODEPINK demonstrators donned black robes and ghoulish masks to dramatize the alleged killing of civilians in drone bombing attacks by…

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Cool Quote of the Day

Without the recognition of non-violence on a national scale there is no such thing as a constitutional or democratic government. -Mahatma Gandhi, Non-Violence in Peace and War Related articles The relevance of Gandhi in the capitalism debate (guardian.co.uk) Cool Quote of the Day (coolrevolution.net)

One Million Moms for Gun Control

The morning after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Shannon Watts founded One Million Moms for Gun Control. Mother of five, Watts wrote on Huffington Post that the tragedy in Newtown was an epiphany for her: I, like many American mothers, looked on for decades as gun violence increased and gun laws loosened. I…

CODEPINK activist disrupts Kerry nomination hearing, demands end to military aid to Israel

[UPDATE below: Lachelle Roddy comments on her reasons for speaking out during Senate Foreign Relations hearing.] CODEPINK intern and college student Lachelle Roddy disrupted Senator John Kerry’s nomination hearing for Secretary of State today. [VIDEO below] From the gallery of the Senate chamber, Roddy voiced her objection to U.S. military aid to Israel: We’re killing…