Tired 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!
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.)
May 5-20, 2017 in Iraq Kurdistan
This May join CODEPINK on a trip to Iraq Kurdistan led by the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT).
- Dates: May 5-20, 2017
- Application: CLOSED
- For information about the September 2017 trip to Iraqi Kurdistan visit the CPT website
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.
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.
**This is the current itinerary for the trip (as of January 2017), please note that it is subject to change!**
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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