Stories by Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is cofounder of Global Exchange and CodePink: Women for Peace. subscribe to Medea Benjamin's feed

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 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.

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.

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