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Updating yesterday’s post: The witchy women of Code Pink were true to their word. They turned out in Berkeley today to cast their anti-war spells in front of the Marine recruitment center.

My good friends at Move America Forward showed up to sprinkle salt as an antidote.


Members of the anti-war group Code Pink gathered Friday with a cauldron of flowers outside a controversial Marine Corps Recruiting Center in Berkeley, Calif., to use witchcraft to rally against the Iraq war.

Code Pink members unfurled a pink banner reading “Troops Home Now” and waved signs as they began the protest, which they promised would include incantations and pointy hats for a “witches, crones and sirens” day.

“Women are coming to cast spells and do rituals and to impart wisdom to figure out how we’re going to end war,” Zanne Sam Joi of Bay Area Code Pink told

A few women stood outside the recruiting center Friday with signs that read “Peace” and “Warmongers — Eating Our Children for Profit.” Many wore pink T-shirts.

Others pulled out a cauldron filled with flowers from a car draped with a pink sheet.

Members of the pro-troops group Move Forward America came armed with packages of salt, which they spread around the recruiting station to keep the Marines safe from spells. The group’s Web site implored members to bring brooms to “mock the anti-American witches of Code Pink.”

FoxNews has a 24/7 “Protest Cam” that streams live video from outside the Berkeley Marine recruiting station.

There are still a few stray Moonhildas milling about:



Also received an e-mail from reader Chris F., an embarrassed pagan and veteran:


I’m a pagan, and a witch. I’m also a 12 year veteran of the US Armed Forces, a proud United States CITIZEN for many generations, and above all intelligent.

These Code Twit girls are so full of it, it’s ridiculous. I’m half tempted to sue them for religious slander and a hate crime against pagans for acting like such idiots.

Just so you know (and could you please pass this along to all your readers) there are hundreds, if not thousands of pagans in the military. On my ship alone we had over 30. Frankly, everyone I know would take serious offense to this idiots at Berkley, both for disgracing witchcraft, and for disgracing the military by their presence.

Unfortunately, those same offended people, myself included, would gladly fight and die to defend their free speech rights to be morons, even though they wouldn’t appreciate that fact, of course.

Just thought I’d share.

(Republished from by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Berkeley, Code Pink