The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in a bid to remove partisan politics from the process. The court, split 5-4, ruled that the ballot initiative did not violate the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that state legislatures set congressional district boundaries. Justice… Continue reading Supreme Court Upholds Arizona’s Voter-Approved Redistricting Commission
Customers in a Gulfport, Mississippi, Walmart were sent fleeing after two men (not pictured) Openly Carrying shotguns entered the store and began quickly loading and racking the firearm in front of terrified witnesses. Customers were sent to a safe area. According to police, the men said later that they were “exercising their rights.” Police Chief Leonard… Continue reading 2 Men Open Carrying Shotguns In Walmart Intentionally Terrify Customers To ‘Exercise Their Rights’
WASHINGTON — It’s official: Gov. Chris Christie is running for president. Christie’s new presidential campaign committee on Saturday released news of a “special announcement event” on Tuesday at Livingston High School, his alma mater, and then details of a town hall meeting that evening in Sandown, N.H., the state that will hold the first 2016 presidential… Continue reading It’s Official: Christie Launches 2016 Campaign, Will Announce Tuesday
Maine Governor Paul LePage said he “would like to shoot” a Bangor Daily News cartoonist. Earlier in the month, he allegedly said state lawmakers from Lewiston should be “rounded up and executed in the public square.” “Maybe I didn’t hear right, but I’m pretty sure I did hear right,” said Tony Donovan, a real estate developer… Continue reading Maine GOP Guv Accused Of Threatening To Shoot A Cartoonist And Executing Lawmkers
Chris Squire, bassist and co-founder of Yes, dead at 67 Option Trading Partners Breaking News – Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67. The band posted a statement on its… Continue reading Chris Squire, Bassist and Co-Founder of Yes, Dead at 67. My Favorite Musician
“A lot of people have been in. I don’t know how many people, but its a lot and we are going to keep giving them out. Just gotta have ID and $81 in cash,” an employee of the Bexar County clerk’s office in San Antonio, Texas told Newsweek of gay marriage licenses. Texas has been one… Continue reading Texas Clerks Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Following SCOTUS Decision, Despite Attorney General’s Request
On Thursday, Jose Diaz-Balart confronted Donald Trump over his comments implying that the majority of Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals. The fallout was swift for Trump, who saw a backlash from the Latino community and from Mexico itself. In addition to the Mexican government, organizers of the Miss Mexico Pageant said that they might boycott… Continue reading Trump Defends Mexican Immigrant ‘Rapist’ Comments
MEXICO CITY — The Spanish-language Univision television network has a brief message for presidential candidate Donald Trump: We’ve dumped you! Miami-based Univision said Thursday it would not air the July 12 Miss USA pageant or work “on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.” The Miss Universe Organization is partly owned by Trump. The announcement… Continue reading Univision dumps Miss USA; Latin America fumes over Trump remarks
Roselyn Sánchez and Cristián De La Fuente were set to host the Miss USA 2015 beauty pageant simulcast in Spanish, but after Donald Trump’s horrible remarks against Mexican immigrants and Latinos, that is not going to happen. The pair of “Devious Maids” have denounced Trump’s stance on Latinos and opted to drop the event. “As a… Continue reading Miss USA 2015 Hosts, Roselyn Sanchez, Cristián De La Fuente, Call Out Donald Trump, Cancel Appearance [VIDEO]
CODEPINK National Coordinator Alli McCracken stops by to speak about the issues she is passionate about. Drone Warfare, Iraq, Iran, Gaza, Justice and the Military Industrial Complex. Based in the Washington D.C. office, Allie holds degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies.
CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.
CODEPINK is not exclusively women — we invite men to join us — -but we are particularly eager to see mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters, female workers, students, teachers, healers, artists, writers, singers, poets and all outraged woman rise up and oppose the global militarism.
Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Diane Wilson, Starhawk and about 100 other women kicked off CODEPINK on November 17, 2002. We set up for a 4-month all-day vigil in front of the White House during the cold of winter.
The vigil inspired people from all walks of life, and from all over the country, to stand for peace. Many organizations joined us, including Global Exchange, Greenpeace, WILPF, WAND, Public Citizen, NOW, Women for Women International and Neighbors for Peace and Justice. The vigil culminated on March 8, International Women’s Day, when we celebrated women as global peacemakers with a week of activities, rallies and a march to encircle the White House in pink.
Over 10,000 people participated, and a group of 25 women, including Alice Walker, Maxine Hong Kingston, Susan Griffin, Starhawk, Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin, were arrested for taking our peaceful protest right up to the White House gate.
CODEPINK thus emerged out of a deep desire by a group of American women to stop the United States from invading Iraq. The name CODEPINK plays on the former Bush Administration’s color-coded homeland security alerts — yellow, orange, red — that signaled terrorist threats. While Bush’s color-coded alerts were based on fear and were used to justify violence, the CODEPINK alert is a feisty call for people to “wage peace.”
Since then CODEPINK has become a worldwide network of women and men committed to working for peace and social justice. We have become famous for confronting the warmongers, whether in the halls and hearing rooms of Congress, the national conventions of both the Republicans and Democrats, George Bush’s fundraisers, the publicity tours of Karl Rove, Condi Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and others, and Nancy Pelosi’s house.
So grab a cup of coffee and join Alli and me for an important conversation. Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo brings you “I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee”. On Coffee Party USA Radio every Sunday Morning at 8:30AM. Advocating engagement Bobby points out the Constitution is the Rule of Law and why it should remain so. Money in Politics, the Political Party Machine, and partisan blind allegiance is on full display as he advocates against the erosion of Constitutional Protections in the name of corruption & tyranny. “If we focused on following the Constitution we would solve many of the ills of our society.”