We won’t sugarcoat it: for all of us, the past several months have been difficult.
As we watch Israel’s brutal, U.S.-backed genocide in Gaza unfold before our eyes, our hearts cry out for the men, women, and children of Palestine. It is horrible enough that the U.S. government has already chosen war over peace in Ukraine, across Africa, at the border, and in our communities while they pursue nothing but aggression towards the people of China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and so many others. Now, the U.S. watches once again as bombs made in our neighborhoods drop on millions more.
In Palestine and everywhere, one bomb dropped is one too many. One child forced into hunger is one too many. One innocent life lost is one too many. A couple of weeks ago we were part of the largest mass mobilization against war since 2003. We are trying our best to channel people’s rage into concrete and fearless anti-war organizing.
To do this — we have to fully fund our Palestine and national organizing positions in 2024.
We are launching a new campaign to try Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the genocide against the Palestinian people. In response to a call particularly on NGOs by ICC prosecutor Karim A. A. Khan KC, CODEPINK compiled objective evidence of Israel’s violations of international law into a letter along with a demand to investigate the apartheid state and its officials. Our supporters can submit this letter to the ICC through their OTPlink. These letters will not only serve to expose Israel’s crimes, but also serve as a testament to the global call to hold Israel accountable. Click here to learn more and send your letter.
Our team is working overtime to support actions for Palestine and train up organizers who are being pulled into the movement for justice and liberation by this moment. While doing this, we are keeping to our roots by disrupting some of the most powerful people in the world as they greenlight a genocide. Here’s our co-director Danaka Katovich interrupting President Biden just last week to echo the demands for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
On top of our campaign to get Israel tried for war crimes at the Hague—we are also bolstering our organizer training program where we onboard and train people to become organizers for peace all over the world!
A generous donor has offered to match your donations up to $25,000. Any amount you donate today will have double the impact on the movement for justice! You can also choose our monthly giving option. Will you continue investing in the hard work of peace in 2024?
In these trying times, your support has never been more crucial. Thank you for having our backs as we march forward in 2024 to build an alternate vision for the people and the planet.
With endless love, appreciation and determination,
Ann, Cale, Danaka, Farida, Grace, Isabella, Jodie, Marcy, Mark, Medea, Melissa, Michelle, Nour, Nancy, Nuvpreet, Paki, Teri, Tim, and Ysabel
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