Monday, March 3, 2008

Code Pink: Egregious in Berkeley

From the folks over at LGF we have the winner of the Code Pink Vileness Competition, awarded to the vilest participant at a Code Pink sponsored/instigated event...

Of course, Code Pink has a contact page, but they obfuscate their e-mail addresses, making it hard for the non-tech savvy to send their regards and respects to those fine individuals.

Purely in the spirit of helpfulness, please find their non-obfuscated information here:

Address: 2010 Linden Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Phone: 310-827-4320 Fax: 310-827-4547

San Francisco
Address: 2017 Mission Street, #200 - San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-575-5555

Washington, D.C.
Address: 712 5th Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002 (5 blocks from Union Station)
Phone: 202-290-1301 (DC House #)

New York City
Address: 630 9th Ave, Suite 216 NY, NY 10036
Phone: 646-723-1781 Fax: 646-723-0996

It's important that activist groups get the vital information that's only available through direct feedback, though to avoid being inundated with spam, it's often best in communicating with such groups to use a one-time "throw-away" address such as hotmail or yahoo (carefully anonymizing the information they request w/ pseudonyms and such for privacy) to contact them.

At the same time, given the uncertainties of the world, you can ensure your important views and analysis of Code Pink actions are communicated by also sending a helpful fax to them to ensure they get your message - and remember, brevity is not always clarity, and in dealing with the more liberal sorts one must state each of ones point at least four times, phrased somewhat differently each time, to penetrate the pink fog often interposed between your correspondent and reality.

Remember, it's important that groups like Code Pink get the full range of feedback on their activities and positions so they may better understand the response they generate, and it's fundamentally unfair to fail to assist in lowering the technical barriers to this process so that the less tech-adept may share their views as well.

In that spirit, I suggest posting the non-obfuscated Code Pink contact information wherever you can, along with the photo above, so that they may benefit from the public response they so obviously desire.

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