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: 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.