18 Facts About Code Pink


In February 2003, shortly before the invasion of Iraq, Code Pink organized its first trip to that nation, and subsequently led five delegations there.

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Code Pink participated in vigils at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D C to shed light on the plight of injured soldiers.

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Code Pink said that the purpose of the vigils was to highlight the lack of care for veterans and that the vigils have helped achieve improvements in that care.

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In 2006, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin said that it was a myth that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had limited freedom of speech and eroded civil rights in Venezuela.

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Code Pink said that many of the drone strikes intended to target terrorist leaders and strongholds often miss their targets, causing the unnecessary deaths of innocent civilians.

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Code Pink targeted Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, claiming it was the "epicenter" for controlling drone activity.

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Code Pink returned to Creech AFB in October 2011, along with other protest groups, to mark the 10th anniversary of the occupation of Afghanistan.

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Code Pink has organized more than seven delegations to Gaza, some of them at the invitation of the United Nations.

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Code Pink was criticised by Joshua Block, president and CEO of the Israel Project, for arranging a peace delegation to Iran in January 2019.

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Code Pink helped to organize an International Women's Day Delegation to Gaza in March 2014.

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Code Pink's was deported to Turkey after the authorities had dislocated her shoulder.

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About ten activists of Code Pink demonstrated in U S Congress against military attacks in retaliation for Syria's suspected use of chemical weapons against its own people.

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Code Pink activists demonstrated in Capitol Hill against the American intervention in Syria and Iraq to stop ISIS.

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Code Pink protesters showed up at the Senate Arms Services hearing to heckle Henry Kissinger and called him and chairman Senator John McCain war criminals.

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In March 2019 while visiting Iran, Code Pink representatives voiced support for Iran's developing missile technology, saying that "since the US has military bases around Iran, it is Iran's right to upgrade its defense capability".

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On 10 April 2019, after the Maduro administration retired his diplomats from the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, US activists from Code Pink received keycards from the diplomats, moved into the building, and secured all entrances with chains and locks as Carlos Vecchio, Guaido's ambassador appointed to the US, tried to gain access to the building.

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Later in 2021 Code Pink started collecting signatures to ask for the release of Colombian businessman Alex Saab, arrested and charged by the Justice Department with eight counts of money laundering, accused of moving $350 million out of Venezuela into accounts controlled in the United States.

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In 2022, Code Pink criticized the United States for sending military arms to Ukraine to help it defend itself against Russia's invasion.

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