Stories by Medea Benjamin

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Posted on: Oct 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The bombing should be a moment to reflect on the 14 years of US intervention in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Iran’s no democratic paradise. But on many counts, Washington’s Saudi allies are even worse.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Ending an old economic embargo would be a win-win for Cubans and Americans.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

'While the flotilla didn’t make it here, Israel didn’t win.'

Posted on: May 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Thousands have participated in sit-ins and blockades in response to a proposed complex.

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.

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?

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Demonstrators will protest past interventions and the possibility of a new war with Iran.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

One of the worst bullies in the Senate?

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.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Senator John McCain called activists "scum." Clearly he's forgetting the despicable crimes Kissinger oversaw.

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.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The real estate franchise sells properties that are also in occupied Palestinian lands of the West Bank.

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.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

NATO's encroachment in Russia’s backyard threatens an armed conflict between Russia and NATO-aligned countries.

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.

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.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You can’t presume to be a mediator and then exclude one key party because you don’t like them.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Do something to move us towards a foreign policy that uses diplomatic prowess, not military power.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The president should be courageous and free the 77 prisoners cleared for release.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The president has crushed transparency on torture, continued drone attacks and left the Guantanamo prison open.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The former Marxist guerrilla has legalized marijuana and abortion and rejects the perks of the presidency.

Posted on: May 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Roberto Zamorra uses the judicial system to fight for the rights of the most marginalized.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Since the coup that toppled Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's human rights record has gotten much much worse.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Resistance to drone strikes has made headway from the faith community to Europe.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

John Kiriakou’s bravery should be rewarded, not punished. It is time for him to be released and for his courage to be recognized.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The judge who convicted the Muslim Brotherhood supporters barred defense lawyers from entering the courtroom.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A massive snowstorm didn't stop CODEPINK from telling Jeh Johnson about the reality of killer drones.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin explains her harrowing experience in a Cairo prison.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

One sign of the Israel lobby's waning influence is the fact that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not speaking at their conference.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

After 10 years of remote-control killing, the Obama administration should seek effective solutions to terrorism that adhere to international law.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Syrian women and their global allies who want peace see no constructive option other than peace.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2013, Source: CodePink

Paying tribute to the good things activists have fought for over the past year.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013, Source: CodePink

2013 saw extraordinary activism by whistleblowers, DREAMers, Walmart workers, and more. Let's review.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Mass protests in Pakistan show how drone strikes have unleashed the seeds of its own destruction: a nonviolent resistance movement.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A Yemeni delegation of drone strike victims' family members, human rights experts and grassroots leaders will be visiting Washington as part of the Global Drone Summit.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The probable next Homeland Security chief does not have a good record on human rights.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

New films, reports and media coverage are finally showing Americans a taste of how drones affect innocent civilians.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The $10 million allocated for Pakistani drone strike victims never actually makes it to the people who need it the most.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Israeli government's handwringing about an Iranian nuclear weapons program reeks of hypocrisy.