Wednesday, December 5, 2007

PINK in December

Here's the beginning of what's up with Code PINK Philly in December.

Saturday, 12/8 Noon. 10th & Market St. Peace carolling and handing out our fabulous and frightening "Cost of the War" price tags. Maybe a lunch afterwards.

Saturday 12/15 and 12/22 - to be decided - but we'll be out there standing up for peace!

During the month we'll be reading The End of America by Naomi Wolf. Copies are available from House of Our Own and other bookstores around Philly. Then....

1/6 Happy New Year! Instead of our regular meeting at 30th Street Station, we'll be meeting at a member's home in West Philly. 3 PM for the monthly gathering and 4 PM for yummy potluck and book discussion. Maybe planning an action stemming from our take on the book.
Call 215-474-4081 or email for the address

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Get active with Code PINK Philly in November

Code PINK Philly events in November

Video and personal accounts – Women and the Struggle in Oaxaca

November 8th, 7 PM, Friends Center - 1501 Cherry street
An evening of video and personal accounts about women’s struggles in Oaxaca Mexico. Oaxaca is one of the poorest states in Mexico. Women there have been in open struggle against globalization and political corruption since 2004. We offer this evening of education and solidarity with our sisters in Mexico. Two short videos and a presentation by women who have been living in Oaxaca during the recent confrontations.
Co-sponsored by Code Pink Philly and Global Women’s Strike.

Weekly vigils to share information about the war/occupation. Get Philadelphians to contact Senators Casey and Specter and demand they stop all funding for the war.

November 9th, 5 – 6 PM, 15th & Market Street
November 16th, 5 -6 PM, 19th & Market Street
November 30th, 5 -6 PM, 8th & Market Street
December 7th, 5 – 6 PM Bridge & Pratt Street station ( Pratt St. entrance)

Black Friday – Don’t Buy the War action

November 23rd , (the day after Thanksgiving) 11 AM – 1 PM Distribute price tags about the cost of the war and how that money could be put to better use in Philly. Leaflet and collect signatures on the petitions to Casey and Specter. Lunch in Chinatown afterwards?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Code PINK Vigils for October

You can be PINK any Friday!

Join the Philly Code PINK vigils. Leafletting to encourage folks to contact Casey and Specter and urge to do the right thing - end the war/occupation of Iraq and to prevent war against Iraq.

10/12/07 - 5 - 6 PM 6th & Market St

10/19/07 - 5 - 6 PM Clothespin 15th & Market St

10/26/07 - 5 - 6 PM 8th & Market St

We often go out for drinks/snacks after the vigil. C'mon down!

And don't forget Saturday 10/27 for the United for Peace and Justice regional "human chain" action against the war. 12 Noon. Code PINK location 18- 19th and Market St.

Z for Code Pink Philly

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Support Jena 6 -Oppose racism

Thursday, September 20, 2007@ 8:00 pm(formation/line-up starts)
Join us as we join hands around City Hall
Starting Location: City Hall North (facing Springarden)

More background

No vigil on Friday 09/21/07

But join us at 5-6pm at 19th and Market Sts. Let's keep the pressure on Senator Casey to fund withrawl not war in Iraq.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Impeach Cheney then Bush

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the Bush administration’s lies, attacks on Iraq, dangerous expansion of the President’s powers, neglect of public welfare, and corruption at the highest levels. We call on US House of Representatives to impeach and the US Senate to try Vice-President Cheney and President Bush on the following charges that:

* Dick Cheney corrupted the intelligence process to generate false evidence accusing Iraq of possessing chemical and nuclear weapons and of cooperating with Al Qaeda on 9/11 to justify a war.

* Dick Cheney committed a felony by exposing covert CIA operative Valerie Plame to punish her husband, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, for not supporting Cheney’s allegation that Iraq was seeking uranium in Africa.

* Dick Cheney exceeded his authority by threatening to attack Iran since the power to declare is reserved to Congress in the Constitution.

* George Bush lied to Congress to gain authority to launch a pre-emptive invasion and occupation of Iraq based on false charges about weapons of mass destruction and involvement in 9/11.

* George Bush betrayed our troops by sending them into an unnecessary war, without needed equipment, without a realistic strategy or exit plan, and without adequate health care for wounded soldiers.

* George Bush caused the death of tens of thousands of civilians, the ruin of city and countryside, and the unleashing of civil war in Iraq, a country that never attacked the US, in defiance of the UN charter.

* George Bush permitted the torture of prisoners of war in Abu Graib and Guantanamo Bay, in violation of the Geneva Convention.

* George Bush undermined the right to know what we are charged with if arrested, to have access to a lawyer, and to a speedy, fair, and public trial by creating the category “enemy combatant,” prisoners with no rights, and Guantanamo Bay, a prison with no law. He disappeared an unknown number of terrorist suspects, holding some without charge or access to counsel or courts and rendering some to other countries to be tortured.

* Dick Cheney and George Bush plotted to deliver obscene profits to defense contractors who contribute to Republican candidates by hiring civilian contractors for military functions, issuing no-bid cost-plus contracts in Iraq, and paying for shoddy equipment and non-existent or incomplete work. This has wasted tens of billions of dollars, endangered our troops, made a mockery of our promises of reconstruction in Iraq, starved US social programs, and cheated US taxpayers.

* George Bush ordered spying on US citizens and groups without a warrant from any court.

* George Bush undermined the Constitutional separation of powers with his extensive use of signing statements on legislation. He has stolen Congress’ power to make law and the Supreme Court’s power to interpret law.
* George Bush suppressed evidence about global warming and opposed laws and regulations to reduce America’s contribution to the problem.

* George Bush vacationed while people drowned during hurricane Katrina and has made rebuilding after the largest natural disaster in a century a low priority.

When “elected” officials hold themselves above the law, when their actions endanger public welfare and lead towards tyranny at home and chaos and destruction abroad, they have shown themselves unfit to lead and must be removed from office.

Code Pink Philly says
IMPEACH Cheney then Bush!

Not into vigils, send a message to Casey

If vigils aren't your thing - you can still make a difference by contacting Sen. Casey and sending him a message. His aides have told us that the Sen is opposed to the war, but needs constituent support to take a strong stand.

Send an email: - Use the webform on his website to send an email

Make a phone call:
Phila office: 215-405--9660
DC office: 202-224-6324

Send a fax:
Phila office: 215-405-9669
DC office: 202-228-0604

Send a letter:
Phila office: 2000 Market St, Suite 1870, Phila, PA 19103
DC office: 383 Russell Senate Office Building, Wash, DC 20510

If you call and leave a message, they usually only ask for your zip code. So call every week!

Friday Vigils near Senator Casey's Office, 19th & Market, 5-6pm

Join us to keep the pressure on Senator Casey to stop funding the war. The next round of appropriations will be debated in September. We're giving out information about the costs of the Iraq war in lives and dollars.

If vigils aren't your thing - you can still make a difference by contacting Sen. Casey and sending him a message. His aides have told us that the Sen is opposed to the war, but needs constituent support to take a strong stand.

Send an email: - Use the webform on his website to send an email

Make a phone call:
Phila office: 215-405--9660
DC office: 202-224-6324

Send a fax:
Phila office: 215-405-9669
DC office: 202-228-0604

Send a letter:
Phila office: 2000 Market St, Suite 1870, Phila, PA 19103
DC office: 383 Russell Senate Office Building, Wash, DC 20510

If you call and leave a message, they usually only ask for your zip code. So call every week!

Monday, July 23, 2007

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Thursday-Friday, October 25-26, 2007
Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by the Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality(this conference is open to the public)

Thursday, October 259-10am: registration, breakfast, welcomeGeneral Welcome: Shannon Lundeen, Associate Director of The Alice Paul Center, UPenn
10am-12pm: Session 1Gender and the Militarization of Society
Chair: Marie Gottschalk, Associate Professor of Political Science, UPenn
“Feminist Critique and the Culture of Militarization: Looking at War,” Caren Kaplan, Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Chair of Cultural Studies Graduate Group, University of California, Davis
“Living Room Terrorists: Military Couples and Domestic Violence,” Catherine Lutz, Professor of Anthropology at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University
“Traumatic Brain Injury: An Instance of the Mutual Provocations of Medical Science and Militarism,” Jennifer Terry, Director and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, University of California, Irvine
Discussant: Inderpal Grewal, Professor of Women’s Studies and Director of Ph.D. program in Culture and Theory, University of California, Irvine
12-1:30pm: Lunch
1:30-3:30pm: Session 2Ideologies of Gender in Times of Conflict
Chair: Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Associate Professor of History, UPenn
“Iraqi Women and Gender Ideologies: From Dictatorship, Wars & Sanctions to Occupation,” Nadje Al-Ali, Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Priental and AFrican Studies, University of London
“Gendered Identities, Ideologies, and Practices in the Context of ‘New Wars,’” V. Spike Peterson, Professor of Political Science, University of Arizona
“Gendering the Emperor’s Soldiers: Gender Ideologies, the United States Military, and the ‘War on Terror,’” Laura Sjoberg, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Virginia Tech
Discussant: Raka Ray, Sarah Kailath Chair in Indian Studies, Chair, Center for South Asia Studies, and Associate Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asian Studies
3:30-4pm: Tea/Coffee Break
4-6pm: Session 3Gender and Sexuality in the Armed Forces
Chair: Ayako Kano, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, UPenn
“Sexuality and Military Crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice,” Elizabeth Hillman, Professor of Law, Rutgers University, Camden, (AY ‘07-’08: Visiting Professor of Law at University of California Hastings College of the Law)
“The Dilemmas of Women in Combat,” Tami A. Jacoby, Associate Professor of Political Studies and Acting Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, University of Manitoba
“Reflections on the Participation of Women and Girls in the Armed Factions of Sierra Leone,” Susan Shepler, Assistant Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University
Discussant: Susan Lindee, Professor of History and Sociology of Science, UPenn
6-6:30pm: Cocktails and light refreshments
6:30-7:30pm: Plenary Address
CYNTHIA ENLOEResearch Professor of International Development and Women's Studies, Clark University
Chair: Demie Kurz, Co-Director of Women’s Studies and The Alice Paul Center, UPenn
8-9:30pm: Conference Dinner Buffet, LGBT Center, UPenn

Friday, October 26
8-8:30am: coffee, conversation, welcomeGeneral Welcome
8:30-10:30am: Session 4Rape, Violence, Torture
Chair: Heather Sharkey, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, UPenn
“Rape as Marker and Erasure of Difference: Darfur and the Nuba Mountains (Sudan),” Sondra Hale, Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
“Wars of Attrition: How Men Get Away with Rape,” Liz Kelly, Professor of Sexualized Violence and Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University
“The Body as Border,” Julie Mostov, Director of International Area Studies, Director of Women's Studies, and Associate Professor of Politics, Drexel University
“Variation in Sexual Violence during War: The Relative Absence of Sexual Violence by some Non-state Actors,” Elisabeth Jean Wood, Professor of Political Science, Yale University and Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute
10:30am-12:30pm: Session 5Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Peacemaking
Chair: Ritty Lukose, Assistant Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education, UPenn
“Learning to be Forgiven: Education and Reconciliation,” Sigal R. Ben-Porath, Research Associate, Graduate School of Education, UPenn
“Reparation,” David Eng, Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
“Stories of Healing and Cleanup from the Destruction of War in El Salvador,” Gwyn Kirk, Women for Genuine Security and East Asia-U.S.-Puerto Rico Women’s Network Against Militarism
"Gender and Reconstruction," Dyan Mazurana, Research Director at the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
12:30-1:45pm: Lunch
Keynote Lunch Address: AMY GOODMAN, Democracy Now!
2pm-4pm: Session 6Gender, War, Media
Chair: Katherine Sender, Assistant Professor of Communications, Annenberg School, UPenn
“Matters of Life and Death: Debating Militarization and Gender in the New Eritrea,” Victoria Bernal, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
“Framing ‘Children of the Enemy’: Genocidal Rape, Forced Pregnancy and the Global Media in Bosnia-Herzegovina,” R. Charli Carpenter, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
“Fireman Fetishes and Drag King Dreams: Queer Responses to September 11,” Deborah Cohler, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, San Francisco State University
Discussant: David Kazanjian, Department of English, UPenn
4-4:30pm: Tea/Coffee Break
4:30-6:30pm: Plenary PanelAcademy and Community: Teaching and activism in times of war
Chair: Rita Barnard, Director of Women’s Studies and The Alice Paul Center, Professor of English
Title TBA, Ariane Brunet, Founder, Coalition on Women’s Human Rights in Conflict Situations; Co-founder, Urgent Action Fund; Coordinator, Women’s Rights Program at Rights and Democracy, Montreal; Coordinator of a Coalition project to monitor the work of the International War Crimes Tribunal for Rwanda on gender-based crimes against women.
Title TBA, Charlotte Bunch, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University
“Teaching Responsibility: Reconstructing the Past,” Da¹a Duhacek, Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of the Women’s Studies Center, Belgrade University, Serbia
6:30-8pm: Cocktails and Closing ReceptionClosing Remarks

For more information, please visit: or contact the Women’s Studies Program office at 215.898.8740.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

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Monday, July 2, 2007

Coming up this week!

Tuesday - 6 PM Celebrate Peace Parade 2nd & Market Code PINK contingent - Pink slip Casey & Specter

Code Pink to gather at 11:45 with Honk for Peace signs

Thursday July 5, 6:30 PM Unitarian Church 2125 Chestnut St IMPEACHMENT: Why We Need It NOW and How To Do It! speakers, Q & A, open discussion. Code PINK is one of the sponsors of this event.

Friday - Weekly vigil to end the war at Sen. Casey's office, 5:00 PM 20th & Market Street

Stand up, sit down, walk around, make a fuss for peace this week! Hope to see you there.


Friday, June 29, 2007

Code PINK Holiday Four Play

1. Friday, June 29 5:00PM 20th & Market St Code PINK Weekly vigil in front of Sen. Casey's office. Let Casey hear that his constituents elected him to and demand that he act to end the war in Iraq.

2. Sunday, July 1 3:00 PM 30th St Station South Side - Monthly Code PINK gathering

3. Tuesday July 3 Tuesday, July 3, 6:00 PM, 2nd & Market St.Independence Day DECLARE PEACE PARADE, Code PINK contingent. Prancin' in Pink

4. Thursday July 5, 6:30 PM Unitarian Church 2125 Chestnut St IMPEACHMENT: Why We Need It NOW and How To Do It! speakers, Q & A, open discussion. Code PINK is one of the sponsors of this event.

Looking forward to seeing you at these events


Sunday, June 3, 2007

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