Stories by Medea Benjamin

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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.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Egyptian military's takeover in July has lead to dire consequences for the 1.5 million people living in the Gaza Strip.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There is little time left to stop this new, mad rush to war.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Yemen's multi-party National Dialogue Conference voted last month to criminalize drone strikes, but America's war continues in the country.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It starts with ending the drone strikes.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

'Noise zones' are being used to drive a money-soaked scheme for rich commercial developers, while putting thousands of families in affordable homes at risk.

Posted on: May 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

CodePink's Benjamin explains her crusade against drones, Gitmo and America's imperial wars.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The WikiLeaks founder talks Bush and Bradley Manning.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Contradictions and clashing visions sparked by the Arab Spring were on full display at the World Social Forum.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Dooa Eladl is 34-year-old Egyptian woman who is turning the male-dominated world of political cartoons upside down.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Efforts to counter drone warfare at home and abroad are growing everywhere you look, from the United Nations to the courts to places of worship.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Kentucky senator's performance was a marathon civics lesson and a scathing critique of President Obama’s civil liberties record.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

President Obama spent his Sunday swinging at little balls with Jim Crane, a Texas businessman in deep with Big Oil.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

John Brennan’s confirmation hearing to become head of the CIA is set for February 7.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

President Obama’s counterterrorism chief John Brennan is the wrong guy.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin discusses US and global issues that experienced newfound gains during the year.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

“We want them to know that when they attack us mercilessly, when they treat us like animals, we will fight back,” says one young Palestinian.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Egyptian protesters have gathered in Tahrir Square after a decree that said all presidential decisions would be immune from judicial review until the adoption of a new constitution.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We must grapple with key issues such as the Afghan war, killer drone attacks, maintaining peace with Iran, U.S. policy vis-a-vis Israel and Palestine, and the bloated Pentagon budget.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin brings the devastation of the U.S. drone war in Pakistan to the doorstep of John Brennan, the man tasked with drawing up President Obama's "kill lists."

Posted on: Oct 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A CODEPINK delegation that came to Pakistan to protest U.S. drones has been showered with tremendous hospitality, warmth and friendship.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The anti-war delegation traveling to Pakistan will demonstrate that there are Americans calling for an end to the CIA’s killer drone strikes.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A number of peace activists looking to attend a drone convention were threatened with arrest and had their conference badges yanked away.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Rae Abileah was attacked after she interrupted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress.

Posted on: May 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

"Mr. Brennan, will you speak out about the innocents killed by the U.S. in our drone strikes?," asked Benjamin during a speech marking the anniversary of bin Laden's death.

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