CODEPINK started in November of 2002 when a group of about 100 women started a continuous four-month vigil in front of the White House in the dead of winter as a stand for peace and opposition to U.S. invasion of Iraq. Culminating in a march on March 8, International Women's Day, with 10,000 people participating and 25 women arrested, CODEPINK emerged, thereafter, as a group of American women, then a worldwide network of men and women committed to working for peace and social justice.
The CODEPINK network now encompasses local organizers and online supporters and advocates with joy and humor, including satire, street theatre, creative visual media, and civil resistance. In addition to anti-war and anti-militarism, CODEPINK also works towards various human rights initiatives, redirecting tax dollars into education, health care, and green jobs, and against torture, weaponized and spy drones, prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support of oppressive regimes around the globe.
PINK action operates on many principles, including nonviolence, communication, respect, responsibility, teamwork, diversity (recognizing all forms of privilege and prejudice), and resource sharing (making all CODEPINK ideas, messaging, logos, and campaigns available for use without required permission).
Among their recent campaigns kickstarted in 2014 are Communities Organizing to Demilitarize Enforcement (C.O.D.E.), No Open House on Stolen Land (boycott of RE/MAX), and, notably, a youth-initiated manifesto titled "There is No Future in War: Youth Rise Up."
Check out more detailed info at their website as well as its wide social and online presence on facebook, twitter, youtube, flickr, instagram, pinterest, and their blog PINK TANK.