ROBERT SCHEER TALKS ABOUT DISRUPTING MILITARISM WITH CODEPINK’S JODIE EVANS

May 14, 2016 by

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    Jodie Evans, speaking against foreclosures in 2012. (mpeake / CC BY-ND 2.0)

In this week’s edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor in chief sits down with Codepink activist Jodie Evans to discuss her organization’s efforts to move the United States away from military conflict, as well as the origins of her activism.

 

Evans, along with several other women, started Codepink in 2002 as an effort to prevent the U.S. invasion of Iraq through confrontations with members of government. She also ran California Gov. Jerry Brown’s presidential campaign in 1992.

In their conversation, Evans tells Scheer what it was like to run a campaign against Bill Clinton and notes the similarities she sees with Hillary Clinton’s campaign today. She also discusses her ideas about feminism and reconciling them with the possibility of a female president.

Finally, Evans tells Scheer how fighting for a living wage as a hotel maid in Las Vegas started her on her path to campaign manager and ultimately Codepink founder.


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