Part 1. Code Pink
At the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, several protesters were thrown out for disrupting the hearing. Disruptions directed at not only Kavanaugh, but his wife and daughters, screaming gender based obscenities, and other belligerant phrases. One of those protesters, was Linda Sarsour, political activist and leader of the Women’s movement. Another protester, stood up and proudly raised a code pink sign.
What is Code Pink? From the website: “CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.”
While its website touts healthcare, education, and other noble causes, the organization has roots of a more diabolical organization. “Code Pink is a left-of-center 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2002 by Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Diane Wilson, and other female activists. The organization started as a vigil outside of the White House to protest military action against the Baathist regime of then-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein before the Iraq War in 2002.”
Co-Founder Medea Benjamin lived in Communist Cuba from 1979 to 1983, often praising the communist regime. However, she was deported after publicly disagreeing with some of the policies. One of the organizers of the 1999 WTO World Trade Organization protests, the protests turned violent to which, Benjamin called the riots a “battle cry” after activists caused millions of dollars in property damage.