Dear Friend,

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that's 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. Please donate today in honor of our 25th anniversary and help us stay on air for another 25 years. We can't do our work without you. Right now, a generous donor will even TRIPLE your gift, which means it’ll go three times as far! This is a challenging time for us all, but if you're able to make a donation, please do so today. Thank you and remember, wearing a mask is an act of love.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Alice Walker, Maxine Hong Kingston. Medea Benjamin & 20 Other Women Arrested Outside the White House: Thousands Gather in Washington for Code Pink Peace Demonstration

Listen
Media Options
Listen

Related

Renowned writers Alice Walker, author of ??The Color Purple, and Maxine Hong Kinston, author of ??The Woman Warrior, and over 20 other women were arrested in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

The women were among thousands of women who marched on Washington on International Women’s Day, protesting the Bush administration’s plans to invade Iraq.

The protest was organized by a new group called Code Pink, a play on the Bush administration’s color-coded system of terror alerts.

Also arrested were magazine publisher Nina Utne, Authors Terry Tempest Williams and Susan Griffin, CodePink Co-founder Medea Benjamin, Reverend Patricia Ackerman and musician Rachel Bagby.

Police also arrested Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman while covering the event.

Similar rallies were held yesterday in 50 other cities, from Anchorage to Honolulu.

There were also massive anti-war rallies held around the globe.

Tens of thousands braved torrential downpours in Britain, including 20,000 in Manchester in what some believe was the city’s largest peace protest in 150 years.

In Italy, tens of thousands marched from Pisa to nearby Camp Darby, a U.S. military base that is one of Europe’s biggest munitions bases for U.S. and NATO forces. In Indonesia up to 800,000 gathered in city of Surabaya. In the Lebanese city of Tripoli, 8,000 Lebanese and Palestinians protested.

  • Recording of Park Police arresting the Code Pink protesters as well as Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman.
  • Alice Walker, author of ??The Color Purple.

Related link:

Related Story

StoryDec 29, 2020Lawyer Paul Dickinson: The U.S. Promised Iraqis Justice. Trump’s Blackwater Pardons Took It Away.
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top