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January 16, 2008

Terrorism in the Americas did not begin with 9/11. Have you ever heard of a man named Luis Posada Carriles? Posada is a ruthless terrorist responsible for the downing of a Cuban airplane in 1976 that killed 73 people. He bragged in the New York Times about his role in the bombing of hotels in Havana that left an Italian tourist dead and many wounded. Despite these acts of terror, Posada is living openly in Miami. View our powerful YouTube about Posada here.

This week, CODEPINK went to Miami to launch a campaign calling on the FBI to add Posada to the Most Wanted List and arrest him. We were attacked by a violent group of thugs who assaulted our vehicle and pelted us with eggs while the Miami police and FBI stood by and watched (check out the CBS coverage here). Despite the violence against us, this campaign will continue. Please help us by calling the FBI at 202-324-3000 to demand that Posada be added to the FBI's Most Wanted List. To find out more about Posada and our Most Wanted campaign, click here.

Another Most Wanted on the CODEPINK list is Vice President Cheney. Last night, Congressman Robert Wexler presented his fellow House Judiciary Committee members with the signatures he received calling for Cheney impeachment hearings. He also named organizations that have collected signatures, including CODEPINK.

Today, peace groups have joined in a national call-in day to Congress. Please call House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (202-225-3951) and your Congressperson, and tell them to urge Chairman Conyers to begin impeachment hearings for Dick Cheney. You can call the congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121, or find the direct number for your rep here.

Thank you for being a member of our pink police force. Through peace and vigilance, justice will be served.

With ever-renewed determination,
Dana, Desiree, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Parisa and Rae

P.S. Travel with CODEPINK!

  • Thank you to everyone who wrote heartfelt letters to Omar Deghayes and his mother, Zohar, after learning about Omar's horrific experience in Guantanamo. You can read a selection of your letters here and view photos and articles from our January 11th Close Guantanamo actions here.


  • Don't forget to make your reservations for V-Day in New Orleans with CODEPINK, April 11th and 12th, with a chance to be part of a community project the preceding week! We hope you will join us for this deeply inspiring celebration of sisterhood and strength. Be sure to check out our other exciting and meaningful CODEPINK travel opportunities as well.


Four members from the St. Cloud State University CODEPINK MN Campus Chapter recently spent a week in DC at the Pink House, learning how to mobilize on a large scale.

The group of young women took a Greyhound for 32 hours to get to DC. In addition to taking part in a Close Guantanamo action at the Supreme Court, they also organized the first-ever counter-recruitment action at the Army recruiting center near the Pink House and created a protest outside Halliburton HQ drawing attention to the rape of a KBR staffer in Iraq and calling for the government to end all private contracts in Iraq.

Now they are returning to Minnesota empowered and inspired, ready to organize with renewed vigor (including protests at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis this August!)

  • Sign up to join them at our RNC page

  • Click here to apply to join us at the CODEPINK house in DC for your own activist adventure!


Call the FBI to demand the arrest of Luis Posada Carriles at (202) 324-3000

Call House Judiciary Chairman
John Conyers
(202.225 3951) and your Congressperson
(202-224-3121) Wednesday,
January 16
to tell them to urge Chairman Conyers to begin impeachment hearings for Dick Cheney.

Sign up to join our MOST WANTED
task force