Skip to comments.Obama Ally Code Pink Shutting Down D.C. 'Pink House' Protest Headquarters
Posted on 02/01/2010 7:08:11 PM PST by kristinn
Obama and terrorist support group Code Pink announced today they are shutting down their Washington, D.C. headquarters due to lack of interest by their fellow leftists in protesting the Democrat-run Congress and the Obama administration.
Code Pink has been playing the inside-outside game of political theater since Obama was inaugurated. While making a show of protesting his administration, Code Pink has been meeting with Obama and working with the White House.
Since March 2007, the group has maintained its D.C. headquarters in a five bedroom row house in a residential neighborbood on Capitol Hill. The group was protected by the D.C. government which allowed Code Pink to commit numerous zoning and fire safety code violations that have gotten other groups evicted under similar situations.
The house was zoned single family residential, yet Code Pink, which is incorporated as a non-profit tax exempt organization, operated it as a corporate lobbying office, boarding house and kitchen for transients. The group lied to D.C. housing inspectors who investigated complaints about the operation of the house by saying only five people lived at the house and that those named on the lease were responsible for the rent.
In their statement about closing down the 'Pink House,' Code Pink says that the cost of maintaining and paying the rent was getting to be too much of a burden for the group:
The costs of maintaining the house and paying the rent have become an overwhelming burden for CODEPINK and we must now move on from the house into the next course of action.
We have declined our annual lease renewal, given notice to our wonderful landlady, and the house will close at the end of February.
Code Pink writes that they tried to bring in people from other groups for short term stays to cover the bills, but that it wasn't enough to make up for the declining interest in protesting Obama and the Democrats in D.C.:
In the summer of 2008, as the Bush era came to a close and activists around the country turned their attention to the upcoming presidential election traffic at the Pink House slowed down, and after the Inauguration, throughout Obamas first year in office in 2009, both because of the economic downturn and the shift in politics, with voters expectant and eager for Obama to make a change, activist guests slowed to a halt. So we opened the doors at the house to ally organizations and group delegations, and hosted youth activists for green jobs conferences, young women from the Lower East Side Girls Club in NYC, faith-based groups and others. Then we opened up the rooms to individuals who could help us cover the expenses and left one bedroom for visiting activists to stay.
The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com held several freeps outside Code Pink's Capitol Hill headquarters in the Fall of 2007 to call attention to their lawbreaking and the failure of the D.C. government to respond to a complaint filed back in May.
The first freep provoked several bogus calls to the D.C. police and fire departments.
The protests got some mentions in the media, but between Code Pink's lies and the D.C. government looking the other way no action was taken to enforce the law other than a half-hearted inspection.
Code Pink was given bunkbeds custom-made for the house that gave it the capacity to sleep about 25 people. On big protest weekends, they packed upward of 50 people in the house.
In their announcement, Code Pink brags that one of the leftist luminaries who stayed at the Pink House was Van Jones, the former Obama administration Green Jobs Czar who was forced to resign after his radical anti-American politics was exposed by the conservative media.
Jones signed the same 9/11 Truther petition as top Obama funder and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans.
Code Pink will still have a presence in D.C. as two of its co-founders maintain residences there. Medea Benjamin splits her time between her home in San Francisco and a Capitol Hill rowhouse she recently purchased that is pocated just around the corner from the Code Pink house at 712 5th St., NE. In recent years, Gael Murphy has shared a house in Northwest D.C. with her girlfriend.
While Code Pink has had setbacks on undermining the war effort, save for helping elect Obama and a Democratic-run Congress, they have broadened their reach to working with anti-American heads of government, state sponsors of terrorism and terrorist groups, as well as President Obama and Democrat senators and congressmen.
Code Pink has most recently worked with the Taliban, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Obama administration.
Washington will still be bustling with moonbats in the coming months. Cindy Sheehan will be camping out at the Washington Monument and the commies from ANSWER will be protesting the liberation of Iraq on the seventh anniversary of the U.S. led overthrow of ANSWER and Code Pink ally Saddam Hussein.
Code Pink's multi-millionairess co-founder Jodie Evans can afford to pay the rent at the Pink House, as could Medea Benjamin, but they obviously do not want to put their own money on the line. When the Pink House first opened, Roll Call reported that Code Pink took food donated for the homeless in D.C. to stock their kitchen:
Food comes in part from donations a local activist who collects bread for the needy also helps supply CODEPINKers. "We've been needy lately," Fairooz explains.
That's one good thing about the Code Pink House closing down, D.C.'s homeless will have more to eat now that the leftist leeches won't be stealing it from them anymore.
D.C. Chapter mega ping!
Wait a sec. They GAVE how much to Hamas and the Taliban?. And now they can’t pay the rent??
Hey, things are tough all over.
I guess Soros is putting his money elsewhere.
I guess Soros is putting his money elsewhere.
Do they need any help packing?
Code Pink: You’re punked you lousy dishonest weirdo leftist hacks. i’m sad that you are such life-losers. get lost, freakos.
Note to Code Pink. Your opinions and demostrations were FAKE and FICKLE. Your motivation was solely political and not on principal. You didn’t mean it. Millions have been and will be adversely affected by your selfishness.
I hope that what you have sown, you will be the vividly reap firsthand.
Obama expands the war and Code Pink shuts down it’s DC office.
Is there any doubt Code Pink is about lefty causes instead of peace activism?
Obama and terrorist support group Code Pink announced today they are shutting down their Washington, D.C. headquarters due to lack of interest by their fellow leftists in protesting the Democrat-run Congress and the Obama administration. Code Pink has been playing the inside-outside game of political theater since Obama was inaugurated. While making a show of protesting his administration, Code Pink has been meeting with Obama and working with the White House.Thanks kristinn.
Ah. The tryst with zero is over. The cigarette has been smoked. Code pink has been discarded by the messiah and Soros the sugar daddy as an old hag. Enjoy your life as an old maid code pink.
I'm surprised he doesn't offer them a bailout, some ACORN workers
or something to help them protest "Bush's war."
On their way to get their explosive pink breast implants?
Code Pink 'Bundles' for Barack, 4/14/2008
"The co-founder of the radical anti-war group Code Pink [Jodie Evans] has bundled more than $50,000 for Sen. Barack Obamas presidential campaign, and pro-troops groups are demanding that he return the money."
Revolution interview with ("Peace Mom") Cindy Sheehan: October 29, 2005:
['Revolution' is the official newspaper of the Revolutionary Communist Party]
From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
From CBS-News, July 29, 2006:
Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad
"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
That tells you what "Code Stink" is really all about!
Does this mean the Pinkos will no longer be protesting our heroes at Walter Reed Hospital?
Remember when Jane Fonda supposedly became a Christian? Now she is hugging terrorists. How kumbaya.
I’ll bet the neighbors are planning a celebratory pot luck! Buh Bye.
These gals need to be tried for treason.
Although it is where they are coming from ideologically, the Code Pink pic you posted is an obvious photoshop. They aren’t THAT stupid to say such a thing publicly. However, the one I posted of Code Pink leaders with wanna-be communist dictator/self-avowed enemy of the United States, Hugo Chavez, isn’t. Most people here I’m sure already know this. Just saying for those who don’t.
Dissent is only patriotic when it is against Republicans
WorldCan’tWait/Int’l ANSWER also shut down it’s War Protests. Seems that Bush war is bad, while Obama war is “JUST!”.
For the record, Jane Fonda is every bit a communist today as she was during the Vietnam war.
2007 or 2008: Fonda signs Revolutionary Communist Party's "World Can't Wait" call...
Endorsers of the [World Can't Wait] Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include:
James Abourezk, Aris Anagnos, Rocky Anderson, Anti-Flag, Edward Asner, Russell Banks, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Belafonte, St. Clair Bourne, Gabriel Byrne, Margaret Cho, Ward Churchill, Paulette Cole, US Rep John Conyers Jr., John Densmore, Jesse Diaz Jr., Michael Eric Dyson, Steve Earle, Niles Eldredge, Daniel Ellsberg, Eve Ensler, Laura Flanders, Jane Fonda, Martin Garbus, Senator Mike Gravel, Andre Gregory, Sam Hamill, Suheir Hammad, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Mumia Abu-Jamal, Rickie Lee Jones, Sarah Jones, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Janis Karpinski, Jonathan Kozol, Rabbi Michael Lerner, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Robin Meyers, Mark Crispin Miller, Tom Morello, Viggo Mortensen, John Nichols, US Rep. Major Owens, Grace Paley, Harvey Pekar, Sean Penn, Michelle Phillips, Harold Pinter, Michael Ratner, Mark Ruffalo, US Rep. Bobby Rush, Susan Sarandon, Richard Serra, Jeff Sharlet, Rev. Al Sharpton, Cindy Sheehan, Martin Sheen, Nancy Spero, Gloria Steinem, Lynne Stewart, Serj Tankian, Sunsara Taylor, Studs Terkel, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, Naomi Wallace, US Rep. Maxine Waters, Cornel West, Ann Wright, Howard Zinn, and thousands more who have already joined us.
World Can't Wait--Drive Out the Bush Regime is a Maoist-revolutionary movement organized by the Revolutionary Communist Party. Scroll down the list that appears (after clicking link) to find the World Can't Wait organization (rwor.org is the website of the Revolutionary Communist Party):
From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: World Can't Wait (WCW)
*Revolutionary communist movement that stages protests against the Bush administration
*Organizes college and high-school students
*Founded in June 2005 by Charles Clark Kissinger, a longtime leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party
November 22, 1970 -- During a fund-raising tour for GI deserters, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the Black Panthers, Jane Fonda is quoted in the Detroit Free Press as telling a University of Michigan audience:
"I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would someday become communist," and "The peace proposal of the Viet Cong is the only honorable, just, possible way to achieve peace in Vietnam."
Fonda made the following statement at the University of Texas:
"We've got to establish a Socialist economic structure that will limit private profit-oriented businesses. Whether the transition is peaceful depends on the way our present governmental leaders react. We must commit our lives to this transition ...... We should be very proud of our new breed of soldier. It's not organized but it's mutiny, and they have every right." --Karen Elliott Dallas Morning News December 11, 1971
From 1972: "I am not a do-gooder, I am a revolutionary. A revolutionary woman."
Source for most of the Jane Fonda material:
January, 1971: Jane Fonda raises funds for the Winter Soldier Investigation through a series of benefit concerts. Participants include Fonda, Dick Gregory, Donald Sutherland, Graham Nash, David Crosby and Phil Ochs. Fonda is named Honorary National Coordinator of the event.
February 16, 1971: Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland form "FTA" (F*** The Army), an anti-war, anti-American road show that tours near Army bases in order to undermine troop morale. Skits and songs portray American defeats, soldiers refusing to fight, and the murder of officers by their troops. FTA cast members mingle with soldiers after the shows, encouraging them to desert or to sabotage the Army.
1971 FTA trailer (3 min youtube video): Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland:
2009!!! FONDA STILL AT IT!! (in New York City, February, 2009)
From her website...
Rare Screening of Restored Archival Print of Classic Vietnam War-Era Documentary
What: Screening of FTA
When: Monday, February 2, 2009
Where: IFC Center (map)
323 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY, US 10014
With Former FTA Cast Member Jane Fonda in Person
Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm and 9:15pm
7:00pm show sold out!
FTA (1972, Francine Parker), the Vietnam War-era documentary, will have an ultra-rare screening in a restored archival print with former FTA cast member Jane Fonda in person, Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm and 9:15pm; the 7:00pm show is sold out. Following the screening, Ms. Fonda will talk about the film and her work in the controversial antiwar touring show in a discussion moderated by David Zeiger, director of the recent documentary Sir! No Sir! A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Iraq Veterans against the War, a nonprofit organization that advocates for ending the war and for providing support to returning service members.
Virtually unseen in any format since a brief theatrical run in 1972, FTA documents "the show the Pentagon couldn't stop." The revue, whose letters were said to stand both for Free Theater Associates and also Free (or, at times, another F-word) The Army, brought antiwar entertainment to military personnel at the height of Vietnam. Performers like Ms. Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Holly Near toured towns near military bases around the US and overseas, lending their support to troops who opposed the war. The film follows the troupe as it travels and performs near US military bases on the Pacific Rim -- Hawaii, Okinawa, the Philippines -- encouraging opposition to the war among the rank-and-file of US forces.
FTA is a gritty mix of rollicking performances and GI interviews, juxtaposing lighthearted political satire with the somber realities of war, occupation, and the absurdities of military life, a barbed rebuke to the staid USO program. From Okinawa to the Philippines, stirred by the show's provocative message, the members of the U.S. military find courage to speak out candidly in front of the camera.
Fonda and Sutherland are joined on stage by an all-star cast of musicians and activists including folk musician Len Chandler and comedian Paul Mooney. A fresh look at the Vietnam anti-war movement through the songs and skits that shook a generation, this film will leave you singing along with the fired-up men and women of the military. Foxtrot, Tango, Alpha... F*** the Army!
Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Tickets: $12 IFC Center members, $15 general admission.
I’m curious as to just how Cindy Shehag feels about this banner given that her son was KIA in Iraq?
Can you imagine the riots and screeching press if a Tea Partier came into a govt hearing and did this to one of -0's officials ??
“Code Pink’s Jodie Evans embraces Jane Fonda.”
They should both burn in hell.
I love the smell in the morning — it smells like victory! — of the Empty Suit making yet another batch of lefty wackos obsolete. Of course, he wants to horn in on all such territory, but just from a numbers standpoint, how good it is to see their ranks thinned out.
I guess they were Code Purple all along.
This proves that Code Pink really wasn’t anti-war so much as anti-Bush. They were anti-war for political reasons. Now that being anti-war hurts their guy, they aren’t so keen to protest.
One of the leaders/founders of CodePink was married to and is still friends with millionaire Ahole Max Palevsky. He’s a big donor to communist causes and has been for decades. Once was a Trustee/Board of Directors for the Institute for Policy Studies, the top marxist thinktank/action planning organization in the US.
She (Jodie Evans?) has money up the wazoo, as does Medea Benjamin.
Most likely it was a ll a scam for photo-ops to make it appear that zero isn’t really the commie on defense that we know he is.
Just FYI - That was a photoshop re: the banner on this thread.
Good news indeed. Donations as well as body support is down.
.....faith-based groups and others......
I guess that would be the Air Force types who worship at the new Wica facilities we read about yesterday
“Code Pink has most recently worked with the Taliban, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Obama administration.”
Birds of a feather...
Great report kristinn.
I wonder what “other things” they are moving on to?
Maybe disrupting Tea Party events etc. in place of SEIU??
They have a plan; this really isn’t good-at least we knew where they were.
I think they are also going to try to infiltrate the Tea Party people AND cause trouble for them, make them look bad and maybe do the same at townhalls...
A code pink member is homosexual!! I'm shocked, I tell, shocked!!
(Do any of these code pink women have a man, cause I might have a theory about their behavior)
What a lovely bunch of coconuts.
Any one of them could make you rich...
I’ll bet they’re leaving “lickety Split”