I was in Iraqi Kurdistan for most of May, meeting with women, LGBTQ and peace organizations, academics, and villagers affected by oil company Dana Gas and Turkey’s cross-border bombings. I heard about the internally displaced Iraqis, PKK, Yezidis and Chaldean Christians. On Saturday, July 15, I will report back with photos and discussion on Iraqi/Kurdistan. Click here to join in!
- August 26–27 CODEPINK Peace Camp, Sonoma County, CA
- September 10–23 Iraq/Kurdistan
- October 29–November 5 Cuba
- November 10–12 US-Mexico Watch Border Convergence
- November 11-19 Palestine
Learn more about the opportunities to travel with CODEPINK—from Sonoma Valley to Cuba to the Middle East and more.
With Donald Trump in the White House making enemies the world over, now is the time to promote people-to-people ties and show a very different face of the American people.
Towards a more peaceful world,
Ann, Ariel, Brienne, Haley, Jodie, Katie, Mariana, Mark, Mary, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Paula, Taylor and Tighe
P.S. For summer reading, we recommend Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman’s Kingdom of Olives and Ash, chronicling life in occupied Palestine, and Choman Hardi’s Considering the Women in Iraq/Kurdistan. And watch this terrific 30-minute documentary about the US military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, All Guantanamo is Ours.
Photo credit: Peter Menchini