After a year of protesting the military recruitment office in Berkeley, CodePINK has won its battle: operations at the Marine Recruiting Station have ceased.Celebrate this accomplishment at CodePINK’s one-year “End Recruiting” commemoration, where you can hear testimonies from the peace activists who drove the recruiters out.
CodePINK and our allies have prevailed!
Major protest operations at the MRS have been ended, one year since covert military recruiting operations were first uncovered in Berkeley!
Our coalition is now engaged in dis(as)sembling and deconstructing the U.S. military, making the world safe and secure!
Our city and our coalition are proud of these accomplishments!
Of course the media dutifully reported this unsubstantiated press release from the clowns at Code Pink. Well, it sounded a little funny to me, so I called the recruiting station in Berkeley and talked to the young captain commanding the unit and he told me that Code Pink had held a victory celebration today outside the building (Protest Shooter was there and has the story and the pictures) but that the Marines aren’t going any where. He said they still have a 3-year lease on the office and they’ll continue recruiting there until the lease expires.
So Code Pink unilaterally declared a victory and left. Sorta like what they want us to do in Iraq and Afghanistan.