CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. Won't you join us? Below are photos, videos and reports from all our beautiful trouble!
CodePINK Austin assembled a ‘wedding party’ for a Valentine’s week action. We walked through a busy shopping district with heart shaped signs related to the drone bombings of weddings. Here is an excerpt of the flyer we passed out:
"On December 12, 2013, a U.S. drone struck a wedding party in Yemen. An estimated 17 people were killed and many others wounded. A Yemeni journalist said of the strike, "You cannot imagine how angry people are. They turned the wedding festival into a funeral.” Locals stood over a row of corpses with a sign that stated "America spills blood."
This scene has become all too common as the war on terror has turned into a war on weddings. Targeting large gatherings of people in order to kill a few suspected militants has become a tactic of war, and one which the UN is investigating as a war crime.”