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Chicago Area CodePINK

Looking for upcoming actions and events? Click here for our calendar.

At the Chicago satellite "Rally to Restore Sanity:" on October 30, Chicago Area CodePINK passed out pink haikus in a gentle action of activity over apathy. Check out the amazing haikus here.

Statement of support for activists raided by the FBI:

Chicago Area CodePINK strongly condemns the FBI raids on the homes of peace activists and international solidarity activists in Minneapolis and Chicago on Friday, September 24. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who have been targeted in these baseless raids. We pledge our full and complete support of those targeted.

We are appalled that FBI agents in Chicago spent 12 hours confiscating personal belongings, including those of the activists' children, cells phones, computers, and paperwork going as far back as the ‘70s. These activists are our friends and neighbors and have done nothing wrong. The warrants are being used as a way to intimidate and silence not only those targeted, but the entire peace movement and those that speak out against the U.S. policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Columbia. .

Our movement will not be intimidated, nor will our work stop. Quite the opposite; we are more resolute than ever to continue our work. We will continue to be strongly committed to building a movement to resist oppression at home and abroad, We will be take to the streets, stand up in the courts, inform the public, and continue to organize. We will not be silenced.

Take action, speak out, let your voice be heard.

We are urging you to call U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at 202-353-1555 or email at  AskDOJ@usdoj.gov and demand that the FBI:

-Stop the repression against anti-war and international solidarity activists.
-Immediately return all confiscated materials: computers, cell phones, papers, documents, etc. 
-End the grand jury proceedings against anti-war activists.

Those targeted have a group of dedicated attorneys that will fight for their rights and stand up for their civil liberties. We can help by contributing to the legal defense fund set up for the Chicago victims of the raids. Checks can be made out to Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ(WAUCC) with Committee Against Political Repression identified in the memo line (CAPR). Checks can be mailed to Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

Where were you on October 7th? If you were in Atlanta, you were celebrating Col Ann Wright Day! Yep, the City of Atlanta proclaimed the 7th day of October 2009 as Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright Day. Check out the proclamation here. From all your friends in Chicago Area CodePINK, congratulations Ann!

On a cold October 3rd afternoon, Chicago Area CodePINK joined others in protesting the 8th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. Check out the pictures here.

Yep, we had another Ahava "Stolen Beauty" action, this time at the ULTA cosmetic store at Clark and Wellington. Check it out here.

Click here to check out the Ahava "Stolen Beauty" action at Nordstrom on Michigan Ave.

How to Get Involved...

  • Get ready to join in our future actions! Click here to see  upcoming actions, meetings, from Chicago Area CodePINK.

  • Get inspired by our past actions! Click here to see photos, report backs, newslinks, videos, and more from Chicago Area CodePINK actions.

 About Chicago Area CodePINK

  • We are a group of women and men who, with humor and creativity, engage in street theater, actions and events toward creating a local, national and global community free from war and crimes toward humanity.
  • Chicago Area CodePINK draws its participants from Chicago and the suburbs, extending from Northwest Indiana and Kankakee to the Wisconsin border, from Lake Shore Drive to DeKalb County and beyond.

  • We meet on the last Tuesday of each month at various locations in the city and suburbs.  (Watch our calendar for specifics.)  All are welcome at these meetings; it's a good chance to get involved and help in planning.

  • We send out email alerts, generally every week to ten days.  To receive these alerts, go to the main website, www.codepink4peace.org, and in the upper right-hand corner, sign up for Action Alerts, and be sure to include your zip code.  (We send our email alerts based on Chicago-area zip codes from the national list.)  You'll also receive occasional alerts from national CODEPINK.

  • We engage in our own signature pink actions dictated by local, national and world events; we also join forces with others and endorse or co-sponsor events that fit with our progressive mission.  On our web page and in our email alerts, we offer a menu of actions and events; we urge you to lend your pink presence to those events that fit your schedule and float your boat!  (And check our web page for links to photos of prior actions.)  There are no dues and no membership requirements; if you show up, you're CODEPINK!

  • Chicago Area CodePINK welcomes your ideas and input for future actions and you are welcome (and encouraged!) to spearhead any event that you suggest.  Feel free to contact us at our general email, codepinkchicago@yahoo.com.