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Don’t Forget About Syria

Posted by in World News & Events on 24th March, 2014 | No Comments

REUTERS/Muzaffar SalmanRussia has been in the news a lot lately, successfully hosting the winter Olympics and now playing a winning hand of old school brinkmanship in the Ukraine. But while world attention is fixated on Vladimir Putin and the apparent annexation of Crimea, a great massacre continues to unfold in Syria, Russia’s most important and most brutal ally in the Middle East.
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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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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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10 Reasons Why Americans Opposed, and Averted, a US War on Syria

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

Take-ActionHere’s one activist’s take on why Americans opposed even a “limited” US strike on Syria.
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John Kerry sells a war that Americans aren’t buying

Posted by in Featured, Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 6th September, 2013 | No Comments

photo: Jason Reed, ReutersThe clock is ticking, with President Obama and Secretary Kerry frantically selling a war that the American people don’t want to buy. If Congress goes ahead and approves military action, they will fail to represent the people who elected them.
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The US-Bahraini Exchange: Tear Gas From Us, Kindness in Return

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 13th February, 2012 | 5 Comments

TeargasBahrainMedea Benjamin, Co-founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink, is in Bahrain right now. She shares her firsthand account of today’s demonstration in Bahrain’s capital, Manama.
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Obama Should Follow His Own Advice on the ‘Moral Force’ of Non-Violence

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 20th May, 2011 | 1 Comment

us_empire-blood_history_0-325x248Given that President Obama daily authorizes the firing of hellfire missiles and the dropping of cluster bombs in places such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, it was awful odd seeing him wax eloquent this week about the “moral force of non-violence” in places like Egypt and Tunisia. But there he was, the commander-in-chief of the largest empire in history, praising the power of peaceful protest in countries with repressive leaders backed by his own administration.
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