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Bush Gets a Code Pink Slip

by Jodie Evans Saturday, Jun. 28, 2003 at 11:01 PM
jodie@codepinkalert.org 310-827-3046

Code Pink women in Los Angeles delivered Bush a 45 foot satin "pink slip" as he dropped in on California to collect his payback from the profits of military spending and tax cuts.

errorCODEPINK: WOMEN FOR PEACE
(310) 827-3046
www.codepinkalert.org
______________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:
June 27, 2003 Jodie Evans (310) 621-5635 cell
Patricia Foulkrod (213) 804-7824
or 310-980-7798

CODEPINK WOMEN IN SAN FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES DELIVERED BUSH A 'PINK SLIP' AS HE DROPPED IN ON CALIFORNIA TO COLLECT HIS PAYBACK FROM THE PROFITS OF MILITARY SPENDING AND TAX CUTS.

In Los Angeles, the women of CODEPINK hung a 30 foot satin 'pink slip' reading "Bush/You Lied/Your Fired" off the Century Plaza Hotel while Bush collect his booty in the ballroom below. Outside thousands of protesters cheered and demonstrated against the continuing conflicts and loss of life in Iraq. Dressed in pink the women wore sashes reading "Bush Lied", "Education, Not Occupation" and "Where are the weapons of mass destruction?"

Simultaneously other elegantly dressed CODEPINK members greeted the arriving campaign donors in the lobby, "It's not right. Actually, it is illegal that Bush lied about the weapons of mass destruction to get support for his war against Iraq, and he's not being held accountable for the lives lost or the billions spent." said Jodie Evans, co-founder of CODEPINK.

As the Bush motorcade made its way to the Century Plaza, they were greeted with hundreds of original pink anti-Bush posters courtesy of artist and activist Robbie Conal. The posters feature a caricature of a grimacing Bush with the caption "OOPS, I did it again"

In San Francisco, members of CODEPINK staged a one-hour protest INSIDE the hotel where Bush was holding his fundraiser. They wore pink ball gowns with sashes reading "Bush Lied", "Jobs and Education, Not War and Occupation" and "Where are the weapons of mass destruction? Investigate Now!"

As Bush supporters entered the hotel for the fundraiser, the first
thing they saw in the lobby was the CodePink protest! "We had to dress up like wealthy people to be noticed by the Bush Administration," said Andrea Buffa of CODEPINK Bay Area.

The women were not kicked out of the hotel, because they were hotel guests. "We kicked in the money for a shared hotel room so that we could exercise our free speech rights in the hotel during the fundraiser. It's offensive that people paid $2,000 per plate for the fundraiser when hundreds of thousands of dollars are being cut from education, health and social services programs by the Bush Administration," Buffa said. After making their point inside the hotel, the women went outside to join hundreds of people in a protest across the street.

Today's action is part of the National CODEPINK Alert campaign to give Bush a Pink Slip in 2004.

Photos and Video available call 310-827-3046
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Another Code Pink Slip Issued!

by Jodie Evans Saturday, Jun. 28, 2003 at 11:01 PM
jodie@codepinkalert.org 310-827-3046

Another Code Pink Sl...
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Century City - June 27, 2003
Photo Credit: Gregory Sotir/LA Indy Media
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Code Pink Portland applauds and thanks Code Pink L.A. for your creative audacity

by Pink Emma Thursday, Jul. 03, 2003 at 7:23 AM

Code Pink Portland a...
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Brilliant!!! Code Pink L.A., Code Pink Portland applauds you. LOVE the H-U-G-E Pink Sip for Bush! And what a creative way to get around the problem of access to this well guarded tyrant.

To all my pink sisters (and pink brothers!) across the nation and the world, thank you. Your courage and audacity in the face of terrible oppression sustains my spirit.

Pink power! Keep on keepin' on! The power belongs to the people. The people must wrest the power away from the tyrannical war profiteers. TAKE BACK the power!

With admiration,
Pink Emma of Code Pink Portland

P.S. Here's a photo from a recent Code Pink Portland action, protesting the presence of warships during our family celebration of Rose Festival. This abhorrent practice is a long standing annual tradition. Our Pink Peace Parade was just the first annual of a new long standing Rose Festival tradition!

PHOTO: “Peaceships Protesting Warships”
http://codepinkportland.org/rosefest/fleet.jpg
http://codepinkportland.org/gallery.html

To the delight of parade viewers, Code Pink Portland held our own Rose Parade one hour before the Grand Floral Parade. This photo shows us posing before the warships moments after we performed our own version of the old song "Paper Roses" --

PAPER ROSES - the Code Pink Portland version
(to the tune of that old song “Paper Roses”)


We thought you were a family celebration
You seemed so full of sweetness at the start
But the like the warships looming here before us
There isn’t any sweetness at the heart.

Paper roses, paper roses,
Oh, how real those roses seem to be,
But they’re only invitations
to a world of peace and harmony.”

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fresca

by fresca Thursday, Jul. 03, 2003 at 7:37 AM

What allows YOU to make an utter and complete ass of yourself everyday on Indymedia? Is it lack of brain cells?
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^

by fresca Thursday, Jul. 03, 2003 at 7:44 AM

I just love letting people know how much they get to me. I'm weakminded.
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The imp must really get off by faking you.

by Mountain Dew Thursday, Jul. 03, 2003 at 11:27 AM

I wonder if he giggles while he types that shit. Ya think? Its all those wierd drugs and shit those leftists do which makes em so tweaked out.
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Mountain Dew

by fanta Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 6:53 AM

Yeah, that's right, you simpleton, you. ALL leftists do drugs; ALL Asians are smart; ALL African Americans can run fast; ALL Jews have big noses, etc. Did I leave out any simplistic generalizations? Idiot.
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(wheeze!) cough cough (gasp!)

by fanta Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 6:56 AM

We're losing in the struggle!
Organize!
Organize!
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Brilliant, Inspirational

by Lanie Friday, Jul. 04, 2003 at 12:43 PM

Code Pink - this was genius!
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