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Screen_Shot_2017-03-07_at_3.05.30_PM.pngTired of sitting at your computer reading depressing news? Ready for some activism that gets you out into the real world and revives your spirit? So are we! We plan activist trips throughout the year to deliver our message at home and overseas. Join us!

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Cuba, April 29-May 7

Celebrate May 1, International Workers Day, in a massive rally in Cuba’s most exciting cultural city, Santiago, and then attend an international gathering against foreign military bases in the very city where the US has a military base and a horrible prison on Cuban soil: Guantanamo. We will have some very special guests on this trip that will make it a particularly unique gathering.

Cost: $1,500. (Participants need to make their own JetBlue reservations.)

Full Itinerary | For more information contact Yvette: yvette@proximitycuba.com.


June 29 - July 9* Cultural Encounters and Peace Trip to Iran with Nonviolence International

* Because of the unexpected presidential election in May, the historic Cultural Encounters and Peace Trip to Iran has been moved to June 29 - July 9."

Total Trip cost (including airfare from DC) = $2900

Download the Iran Trip Flyer for more information!

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May 13 - 26, 2017 Travel with CODEPINK to Palestine 

Join CODEPINK on an Interfaith Peace-Builders Delegation to Palestine and Israel! See the situation with your own eyes and explore nonviolent efforts happening on the ground to achieve peace with justice. The delegation will go to Hebron were CODEPINK’s dear friend Issa Amro is facing 18 charges in Israeli military court for his human rights work. 

Sign up now to join the delegation!

Inter-Faith Peace Builders has organized 60 delegations to Palestine/Israel since 2001. This delegation is jointly sponsored by CODEPINK and Defense of Children International - Palestine. The custom-designed delegation itinerary will focus on incarceration, detention, and political persecution of human rights defenders, as well as all the issues of the occupation.

The trip includes 13 days of hotel and home stay accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, local transportation, guides, speaker/event fees, basic tips and gratuities. Partial scholarships available through IFPB! 

Apply today! IFPB’s  initial deadline to sign up for the delegation was February 1st, but applications will continue to be accepted after that on a rolling basis until the delegation is full. Apply now as space is limited!

Delegation leaders will include Huwaida Arraf, Brad Parker, and Mike Daly.


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Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American lawyer and long time friend of CODEPINK. In 2001 Huwaida co-founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and received her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law with a focus on international human rights and humanitarian


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Brad Parker is a staff attorney and international advocacy officer at Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP). Brad specializes in issues of juvenile justice and grave violations against children during armed conflict, and leads DCIP’s legal advocacy on Palestinian children’s rights. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law.


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Mike Daly joins the trip in a leadership support role. Mike is Managing Director at IFPB where he has worked since 2004. Before coming to IFPB, he studied in Damascus as a Fulbright Scholar, worked as a public relations consultant with the United Nations Development Program in Ramallah, and completed a year of intensive Arabic at the American University in Cairo. Mike has co-led five IFPB delegations.


May 5-20, 2017 in Iraq Kurdistan 

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This May join CODEPINK on a trip to Iraq Kurdistan led by the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT).

  • Dates: May 5-20, 2017
  • Application: Click here to apply
  • Price: $3200 US, which includes round-trip airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian city. Those planning to travel from other countries, contact the CPT office for more information.

The Kurds of northern Iraq faced discrimination, terror and death under the regime of Saddam Hussein. After the 1991 Gulf War, they gained a measure of autonomy and safety under U.S. protection. Therefore, as the security situation deteriorated in rest of Iraq following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, thousands of displaced persons fled to the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) area in the north, where it seemed safer. However, northern border villages have recently been the site of military attacks by Turkey and Iran. 

Click here to apply!

CPT's delegations will be based in Sulaimani, in the KRG. Delegates will meet with representatives of non-governmental organizations, human rights groups, displaced persons, and government officials. They will gain a perspective on the challenges facing people in northern Iraq and the impact of the violence in other areas of Iraq and along the borders of the KRG. The delegation will participate in the work of CPT's longer-term project of reporting on human rights abuses and supporting local reconciliation. Some physical rigors may be involved.

CPT has had a presence in Iraq since October 2002, first in Baghdad and since November 2006 in Iraqi Kurdistan.For more information, contact Rev. Winstong at the CPT office.

**This is the current itinerary for the trip (as of January 2017), please note that it is subject to change!**

 

Cuba: April 29 – May 7, 2017

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Celebrate May 1, International Workers Day, in a massive rally in Cuba’s most exciting cultural city, Santiago, and then attend an  international gathering against foreign military bases in the very city where the US has a military base and a horrible prison on Cuban soil: Guantanamo. We will have some very special guests on this trip that will make it a particularly unique gathering. Cost: $1,500. Participants need to make their own JetBlue reservations.

Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)

For more information contact Yvette, yvette@proximitycuba.com.


Saturday, April 29

8:00 AM          Check-in at JetBlue Flight FROM FORT LAUDERDALE

11:05 AM       Departure from Fort Lauderdale

12:45 PM       Arrival in Holguin

Money exchange at the airport – snacks and water provided- Transfer to Hotel

3:00 PM         Check-in at Hotel Pernik

4:00 PM         Orientation meeting with local coordinators

5:30 PM         Dinner at the hotel (included)

Evening         Optional cultural activities


Sunday, April 30

9:00 AM          Hotel checkout

9:30 AM          Departure to Santiago de Cuba (2-hour drive)

11:30 PM       Arrival in Bayamo – drive tour

12:30 PM       Lunch in Bayamo (included)

2:00 PM         City tour in Bayamo – Visit a cultural center

4:00 PM         Continue driving to Santiago de Cuba

5:30 PM         Check-in at Hotel Rancho Club

                        Dinner on your own and rest


Monday, May 1

6:00 AM          Departure for the May Day Parade

Attend the parade and rally to celebrate the International Workers Day

12:00 PM       Lunch in downtown (included)

2:00 PM         Meeting with the Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP)

4:30 PM         Visit to San Pedro de la Roca Fortress

6:00 PM         Rest and evening on your own


Tuesday, May 2

9:00 AM          Walking tour in Santiago de Cuba downtown

Visit Parque Céspedes, Catedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the former City Hall and Casa Granda Hotel

Visit to the Cemetery Santa Ifigenia, resting place of well-recognized artists, heroes of the Wars of Independence and many other important national and international figures

See the change of guard at José Martí

12:30 PM       Lunch (included)

3:00 PM         Overview of the current situation in Cuba with representatives of the University of Oriente

5:30 PM         Return to the hotel

Evening         Optional activities 


Wednesday, May 3

9:00 AM          Visit to a factory and cooperative

12:30 PM       Lunch (included)

2:00 PM         Visit to the Casa del Caribe and meeting with specialists on Afro-Cuban religion and Culture

Cultural activity

4:00 PM         Return to the hotel

Evening         Optional activities 


Thursday, May 4

8:00 AM          Hotel check-out

Departure for Guantanamo (2 hours drive)

Arrival in Guantanamo - Check-in at Hotel Guantanamo and Event registration

Lunch at the hotel (included)

2:00 PM         Opening session at the Medical Sciences School of Guantanamo

                        Welcome and greetings by the President of the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples (MOVPAZ), Silvio Platero, by the Presidente of the World Peace Council, Socorro Gomes and the President of the local government Dr. Nancy Acosta

4:00 PM         Plenary session

7:00 PM         Dinner at the hotel (included)

8:30 PM         Visit to a Defense Committee of the Revolution (CDR) and interact with community members at the Villa Toa residential quarter


Friday, May 5

8:30 AM          Continuation of the work in plenary

                       Projection of documentary “All Guantánamo is Ours”

by filmmaker Hernando Calvo Ospina

                       Presentation of papers and special interventions by participants

1:00 PM         Lunch in Hotel (included) 

3:00 PM         Plenary sessios

7:00 PM         Dinner at the hotel (included)

8:30 PM         Peace Concert in downtown of Guantanamo 


Saturday, May 6

8:30 AM          Flower offering to Mariana Grajales in the Revolution Square

9:00 AM          Plenary session for approval of the Final Declaration of the Fifth International Peace Seminar and for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases

10:00 AM       Presentation of the book “Naval Base in Guantánamo. United States versus Cuba” (in Spanish) by a group of Cuban authors

11:00 AM       Performance of the ensemble La Colmenita de Guantánamo

13:00 PM       Lunch in Hotel (included)

3:00 PM         Departure to Caimanera - Cuban territory bordering the illegal U.S. Base

Welcome by authorities in Hotel Caimanera

Observation of the Naval Base from the vantage point

5:30 PM         Mass rally with reading of the Final Declaration of the event to the people of Caimanera, in the local park.

6:30 PM         Return to the city of Guantánamo

8:00 PM         Farewell dinner (included)

                        Farewell party                    


 Sunday, May 7

7:00 AM          Hotel check-out

7:30 AM          Drive to Holguin airport (3.5-hour drive)

11:00 AM       Check-in at JetBlue Flight

1:45 PM         Departure to US


OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO HAVANA

Sunday, May 7

4:30 AM          Hotel check-out

5:00 AM          Transfer to the airport

6:00 AM          Check-in at the airport

8:30 AM          Departure to Havana

10:00 AM       Arrival in Havana – and short drive tour

12:00 PM       Lunch (included)

2:00 PM         Check-in at Hotel Vedado

4:00 PM         Tour of Vedado downtown

Visit the John Lennon Park, drive by the Christopher Columbus Cemetery, visit to the Revolution Square and the Anti-imperialist Tribune José Martí, drive by the University of Havana, Hotel Nacional and Malecón

6:00 PM         Return to the hotel and rest


Monday, May 8

9:00 AM          Departure

9:30 AM          Walking tour in Habana Vieja. Explore the historical and oldest district of Havana; walk along Obispo, Mercaderes, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas, and the Cathedral    

Return to the hotel and rest

12:30 PM       Lunch at El Templete (included)

3:00 PM         Visit to the Museum of the Revolution

5:00 PM         Cultural activity with Okan-Tomi at Alba Theater, a grassroots company that explores and reworks Afro-Cuban dances and music traditions 


Tuesday, May 9

9:00 AM          Discussion on Economic Changes in Cuba with        Dr. Rafael Betancourt Economics Professor at the San Gerónimo Havana University and CEO of Havanada Consulting firm which focuses on sustainable development projects and social enterprise initiatives in Cuba

11:00 AM       Visit the Organic Agricultural Urban Cooperative of Alamar meet with managers, specialists and workers

12:30 PM       Lunch at El Ajiaco (included)

3:00 PM         Visit to the Callejón de Hammel and meet with muralists and painter Salvador Gonzalez Escalona

                        Learn about the cultural street and community project                      

4:00 PM         Return to the hotel

7:00 PM         Dinner (included)


Wednesday, May 10

Hotel check-out

                        Transfer to the airport

Check-in at JetBlue Flight

                        Departure to US

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