Code Pink

Helen Thomas bows out of anti-AIPAC conference, and is Code Pink 'shrill?'

 Some followups on my pre-Passover blog on the upcoming "Move Over AIPAC" meetings planned to coincide with the lobby group's annual policy conference in Washington:

A Code Pink supporter wrote that “I object to using the word "shrill" to characterize women activists. It's old school sexism and I think you can do better.”

Helen Thomas Cancels Participation in Anti-AIPAC Confab

04/21/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Helen Thomas has cancelled her participation in a pro-Palestinian conference aiming to counter AIPAC's annual gathering.

Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer are scheduled to speak at "Move Over AIPAC" in Washington from May 21 to 24, coinciding with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference. The program is being run by a coalition of about 100 leftist and pro-Palestinian groups, led by Code Pink and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

'Move over AIPAC': Preaching to the extremist choir?

JTA is reporting that plans are underway for a “pro-Palestinian conference aiming to counter AIPAC's annual gathering” in late May, featuring retired journalist Helen Thomas, Code Pink and scholars/ AIPAC critics Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer.

I'm guessing AIPAC officials aren't losing much sleep over the planned “Move Over, AIPAC” conference.

Thomas, Walt-Mearsheimer to Address ‘Move Over AIPAC’ Conference

04/17/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Helen Thomas, Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer are scheduled to speak at a pro-Palestinian conference aiming to counter AIPAC's annual gathering.

A coalition of about 100 leftist and pro-Palestinian groups, led by Code Pink and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, will run "Move Over AIPAC" in Washington from May 21 to 24, coinciding with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference.

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