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Medea Benjamin is cofounder of Global Exchange and CodePink: Women for Peace.
10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015
Posted on: Dec 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet
May we bring in the new year truly striking back at the injustices of the empire.
Yemen Crisis: One More Reason to Re-evaluate the Toxic U.S.-Saudi Alliance
Posted on: Dec 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The U.S. involvement in the Yemen crisis can be summed up in four words: allegiance to Saudi Arabia.
Is Saudi Women’s Vote a Step Forward?
Posted on: Dec 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Is this really a democracy?
Prescription for Afghan Hospital Bombing: Independent Investigation and US Troop Withdrawal
Posted on: Oct 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The bombing should be a moment to reflect on the 14 years of US intervention in Afghanistan.
Who's the Real Troublemaker in the Middle East?
Posted on: Aug 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Iran’s no democratic paradise. But on many counts, Washington’s Saudi allies are even worse.
With the U.S. and Cuba Normalizing Relations, American Companies Are Eager to Set Up Shop
Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Ending an old economic embargo would be a win-win for Cubans and Americans.
How a Swedish Boat Tried to Break Israel's Gaza Blockade
Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet
'While the flotilla didn’t make it here, Israel didn’t win.'
Pave Paradise, Put Up a Naval Base: South Korean Activists’ Extraordinary Struggle to Save Jeju Island
Posted on: May 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Thousands have participated in sit-ins and blockades in response to a proposed complex.
Obama’s Gulf Meeting Protocol: Shake Hands, Smile, Ignore Repression, Repeat
Posted on: May 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet
U.S.-Saudi relations are the materialization of a business agreement that turns a blind eye to basic human rights.
Cuba’s Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas
Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Is the U.S. government really accepting Cuba as a sovereign nation that has chosen a different path?
Iraq, Libya...Iran? U.S. Activists Mark War Anniversaries With Spring Rising
Posted on: Mar 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Demonstrators will protest past interventions and the possibility of a new war with Iran.
10 Horrifying Facts About GOP Senator Tom Cotton
Posted on: Mar 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet
One of the worst bullies in the Senate?
Dividing the Pie: How Cuba’s Ration System Has Fared After 50 Years
Posted on: Mar 10, 2015, Source: TeleSur
As the economy expands, the hope is that Cubans across the island will have access to a more varied diet.
Why CodePink Calls Kissinger the Real 'Low-life Scum'
Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Senator John McCain called activists "scum." Clearly he's forgetting the despicable crimes Kissinger oversaw.
10 Progressive Victories in 2014
Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet
2014 was a tumultuous year. However, progressives won ground in important areas and built a foundation for more victories in 2015.
RE/MAX Cashes In on Israel’s Illegal Settlements
Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The real estate franchise sells properties that are also in occupied Palestinian lands of the West Bank.
How Mainstream U.S. Media Sold the War on ISIS
Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Obsessed with maintaining access to power, the media just keeps handing the megaphone to the powerful and self-interested.
Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for NATO
Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet
NATO's encroachment in Russia’s backyard threatens an armed conflict between Russia and NATO-aligned countries.
Police Departments Shouldn't Become Dumping Grounds for Weapons Makers
Posted on: Aug 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet
As we learned from Ferguson, there is simply no reason for police to be armed like the military.
1 Year After Egypt’s Rab’a Massacre, the US Is Still Funding Repression
Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet
On this terrible anniversary, Egyptians are still mourning the dead, but the West is turning a deaf ear.
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