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Code Pink chapter that protested Marines shut down because no one gives a rat's ass.

Financial strain and an expired lease have caused the East Bay chapter of Code Pink, which has staged protests outside the Marine Corps recruiting center in Downtown Berkeley for over a year, to close its Albany office this week.

The local group became known nationally after it was sanctioned by a city resolution in January 2008 that labeled the Marine recruiters "unwelcome intruders." Nearly a year later, it is left without its longtime center of operations.

The group, which does not receive any funding from its national affiliate, Code Pink Women for Peace, relies on donations and has not yet found a source of funding.

"We've been really struggling this year," said Brenda Hillman, a Code Pink volunteer from Kensington. "It's hard when you put direct energy into activism, you don't have energy to put into fundraising."

The group was funded in large part by $50 monthly pl

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Added: Oct-30-2008 
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