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10 Good Things About the Year 2013

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th December, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkEnjoy Medea Benjamin’s annual blog post of what we challenged and celebrated in 2013, and what to watch for in the coming year.
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From Nobel Peace Prize Winner to War Criminal

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, What About Peace Contest, World News & Events on 26th November, 2013 | No Comments

What About PeaceEarlier this month the highly regarded human rights organization, Amnesty International made a bold assertion that US officials should face war crimes charges over drone strikes.
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Drone Victims Take on Washington DC

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 18th November, 2013 | No Comments

Drone summit Nov 2013Faisal bin Ali Gaber is a soft-spoken engineer from Yemen who lost his cousin and brother-in-law in a drone strike in August 2012. He published an open letter to President Obama and Yemeni President Hadi. Now Faisal Gaber will get a chance to appeal directly to the American people.
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Anti-Drone Protestors Refuse Fines, Offer to Go to Prison; Judge Relents

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 10th September, 2013 | 1 Comment

David Hartsough (middle) with wife Jan Hartsough (right) and Carleen Pickard (left) at Global Exchange's 2013 Human Rights AwardsDavid Hartsough was arrested for his nonviolent protest against drones along with eight others blocking two entrances at Beale Air Force Base where they closed the main entrance for over three hours. Here’s what David wrote to read at his sentencing, which was earlier today.
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10 Ways the Public Backlash Against Killer Drones Is Taking Off

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War on 1st April, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.comEfforts to counter drone warfare at home and abroad are growing everywhere you look, from the United Nations to the courts to places of worship.
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Rand Paul’s Message to Obama: Don’t Drone Me Bro

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 7th March, 2013 | 2 Comments

nodronesThe most positive outcome of Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster was giving the American public a sense of the treacherous path that President Obama’s drone program could take, i.e. the targeted killing of Americans here at home. The biggest flaw, however, was Rand’s refusal to strongly condemn the way drones are already being used overseas and to blame CIA nominee John Brennan for being the mastermind of a nefarious program that has led to the deaths of so many non-American civilians and spread anti-American sentiment globally.
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John Brennan vs. a Sixteen-Year-Old

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 9th January, 2013 | 2 Comments

photo: CODEPINKIn October 2011, attempting to document the drones that were constantly circling over his Pakistani village, terrorizing and killing his family and neighbors, 16-year-old Tariq Aziz was driving with his 12-year-old cousin to a village near his home in Waziristan to pick up his aunt, his car was struck by a Hellfire missile. With the push of a button by a pilot at a US base thousands of miles away, both boys were instantly vaporized—only a few chunks of flesh remained.
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Medea Benjamin Testifies at Congress: Drones Create Enemies

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

OR Book Going RougeOn November 16th Global Exchange co-founder Medea Benjamin testified in Congress at a congressional briefing on drones organized by Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Here is her testimony.
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Pushing Obama’s Arc Toward Peace

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 13th November, 2012 | 2 Comments

medeaThe peace movement, decimated during the first Obama term because so many people were unwilling to be critical of President Obama, has a challenge today to re-activate itself, and to increase its effectiveness by forming coalitions with other sectors of the progressive movement. Medea Benjamin explains.
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A Chat With Counterterrorism Chief John Brennan

Posted by in Global Exchange Community, Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, World News & Events on 5th November, 2012 | No Comments

John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism chiefPicture this. It’s Sunday in a Virginia suburb. Peace activist Medea Benjamin finds her way to the doorstep of John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism chief and the key person making decisions about drone strikes. The door opens.
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