Stories by Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is cofounder of the peace group CodePink. Her latest book is Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection (OR Books, September 2016). subscribe to Medea Benjamin's feed

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Iran’s no democratic paradise. But on many counts, Washington’s Saudi allies are even worse.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Ending an old economic embargo would be a win-win for Cubans and Americans.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

'While the flotilla didn’t make it here, Israel didn’t win.'

Posted on: May 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Thousands have participated in sit-ins and blockades in response to a proposed complex.

Posted on: May 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

U.S.-Saudi relations are the materialization of a business agreement that turns a blind eye to basic human rights.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Is the U.S. government really accepting Cuba as a sovereign nation that has chosen a different path?

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Demonstrators will protest past interventions and the possibility of a new war with Iran.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

One of the worst bullies in the Senate?

Posted on: Mar 10, 2015, Source: TeleSur

As the economy expands, the hope is that Cubans across the island will have access to a more varied diet.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Senator John McCain called activists "scum." Clearly he's forgetting the despicable crimes Kissinger oversaw.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

2014 was a tumultuous year. However, progressives won ground in important areas and built a foundation for more victories in 2015.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The real estate franchise sells properties that are also in occupied Palestinian lands of the West Bank.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Obsessed with maintaining access to power, the media just keeps handing the megaphone to the powerful and self-interested.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

NATO's encroachment in Russia’s backyard threatens an armed conflict between Russia and NATO-aligned countries.

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 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

On this terrible anniversary, Egyptians are still mourning the dead, but the West is turning a deaf ear.

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.