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No Seat For Syrian Women at the Peace Talks

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 22nd January, 2014 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkMedea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK, is at the Syrian peace talks happening now: The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the table.
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For Yemenis, US Refusal to Release Gitmo Prisoners is a National Offense

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 24th June, 2013 | No Comments

Medea Benjamin with American peace delegation in Yemen; June 2013 Photo Credit: codepinkhqOver 90 of 166 Guantanamo prisoners are from Yemen. Global Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin was part of an American peace delegation that spent a week in Yemen meeting with lawyers, human rights activists, government officials and most importantly, families with loved ones in Guantanamo.
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Leaving Truth Outside the Court House at Bradley Manning’s Trial

Posted by in Guest Posts, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th June, 2013 | No Comments

Ann Wright and others at front of Bradley Manning march. Ft. Meade 6/1/13 Photo Credit: codepinkhqMedea Benjamin, founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange, and retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat Ann Wright, report back about Bradley Manning’s trial, which began on Monday and is expected to last approximately 3 months.
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Challenges of Arab Uprisings Reflected at World Social Forum

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 2nd April, 2013 | 1 Comment

Medea Benjamin in Tunisia. Photo Credit: codepinkhqGlobal Exchange Co-founder Medea Benjamin reports back about the the eleventh World Social Forum, held from March 26-30, 2013 in Tunis.
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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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Egyptians Stand Up to President’s Power Grab

Posted by in Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 28th November, 2012 | No Comments

Medea in EgyptHundreds of thousands of people filled Tahrir Square to protest the decree issued five days earlier by President Morsi giving himself power to make decisions that could not be challenged by the judiciary.
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CODEPINK Group Travels to Gaza to Bring Aid and Witness Devastation

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th November, 2012 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkIn light of the terrible humanitarian crisis happening right now in Gaza, CODEPINK has decided to put together an emergency delegation that will attempt to enter Gaza through the Rafah border in Egypt.
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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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