On the 6th of September, Code Pink protested US Repreentative to the United Nations Samantha Powers’ appearnace before the so-called “center for American Progress.” Antiwar slogans were chalked on the sidewalk in defiance of threats from the building’s security guards, cops showed up but took no action to interfere.
The Center for American Progress is a fake liberal think tank. In 2005, they held a symposium on the subject of bringing back the draft to feed the then flagging US war in Iraq. Their proposal was compulsory service for anyone wanting to go to college, leaving the option of dropping out as a “safety valve.”
Some of the speakers at Code Pink’s loud rally outside called out US hypocrisy in complaining about chemical weapons after the use of US supplied super tear gas (often deadly) by Israel and of white phosphorous and depleted uranium in next-door Iraq.
Note: CS gas appears on the same list of weapons banned for use by military forces as deadly chemical agents do, so it’s use by anyone’s army is illegal even if cops use it!