Stories by Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is cofounder of Global Exchange and CodePink: Women for Peace. subscribe to Medea Benjamin's feed

Posted on: Feb 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Solidarity is, indeed, a beautiful thing. It is a way we show our oneness with all of humanity; it is a way to reaffirm our own humanity.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Feb 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The democracy forces in Tahrir Square have braved tear gas, water cannons, rocks, sniper fire and mobs storming in on horses and camels.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2011, Source: CodePink

Despite violence and intimidation, thousands of people are still camped out in the square -- absolutely determined to stay there until Mubarak goes.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Obama is failing with a capital "F" for tripling the number of troops in Afghanistan and waffling on cutting the military budget despite the economic crisis.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

As long as people keep organizing and mobilizing, there will be victories to celebrate.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

As we struggle to find a more civilized way to treat each other in this world, let us recognize the commonalities in the fight for gay rights and the fight to end war.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

WikiLeaks has, in the course of just a few months, turned the world of U.S. policy and foreign relations upside down. What was Time thinking?

Posted on: Dec 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

If we are to avoid ecocide, we cannot rely on government officials meeting in plush golf resorts.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2010, Source: War Is a Crime

Peace activists band together against war-mongering administration and prolonged presence in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

It's too bad that Stewart is ridiculing antiwar activism, while promoting his slactivist Rally for Sanity.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

"It felt surreal to be inside the home of Erik Prince, the founder, owner and chairman of Blackwater." (With video).

Posted on: Jul 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Detroit is careening off the cliff and elected official like Senator Levin are throwing trillions of dollars into a bloated military budget and unwinnable wars.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Global leaders, including Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi, have come out on the side of justice and law. So must President Obama.

Posted on: May 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Incensed by the cavalier attitude of BP CEO Tony Hayward, Codepinkers bared their flesh to raise awareness about the environmental disaster.

Posted on: May 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama's 'joke' at the White House correspondents' dinner was no laughing matter to the relatives of the hundreds of people killed in Pakistan by drones.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

How libertarians and social progressives can make common cause against expansive -- and expensive -- empire.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Tea Partiers who are furious at government spending and soaring deficits should take a hard look at what is the biggest sinkhole of our tax dollars: Pentagon spending.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

There is really only one way to stop the collateral murder by our military: stop the wars and bring our troops home.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama gave us hope when he promised global cooperation, re-engagement with the Muslim world and respect for international law. But his actions speak another language.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It was a tough year, but there is still much to celebrate -- now a majority of Americans oppose war in Afghanistan, the war on drugs is waning, and more.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Impressive international delegation coming from 42 countries signed up for the Dec. 31 Gaza Freedom March.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Hamas says it's willing to talk "on the basis of mutual respect and without preconditions"; an effort to show a new face to the Western world.

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: PINKtank

My mouth was muzzled by the sweaty hands of hate-filled staffers at the AIPAC conference, demanding that I "shut the f--- up."

Posted on: Mar 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The infamous shoe-tossing incident has sparked a debate within the peace movement whether the act was appropriate and constitutes nonviolence.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What I saw was like a form of collective punishment, leaving behind a trail of grieving mothers, angry fathers and traumatized children.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2008, Source: PINKtank

Just like the '30s, this unprecedented crisis has given us the opportunity to fix America and create a productive, sustainable economy for all.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2008, Source: PINKtank

Codepink activists have started disrupting John McCain's campaigning and won't stop 'til Nov. 5. Here's the first account.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2007, Source: Global Exchange

As the year ends, let's remember some of the gains that can revive our spirits for the New Year.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The heroes in Pakistan aren't returning former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif -- it's the Supreme Court and High Court judges who stopped Musharraf's assault on the Constitution.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to U.S. meddling, Iraq's new reconciliation plan will probably not entice many insurgents to lay down their weapons.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A delegation of Iraqi women who lost family members during the invasion want to visit the U.S. The State Department says no way.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Two months later, many poor and African American evacuees are returning to find a host of policies stacked against them.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Cindy Sheehan's protest captures the spirit of Mother's Day better than the Hallmark holiday in May.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Marla Ruzicka was a bright, shining light whose work focused on bringing some compassion into a war zone.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

This time around, let's be prepared.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Go to the barrios of Caracas, and it becomes obvious why the recall effort against Hugo Chavez failed: providing people with free health care, education, small business loans and job training is a good way to win the hearts and minds of the people.

Posted on: May 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Pentagon should punish those who commit the atrocities of war, not those who refuse to participate in its horrors.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With barely any representation in government and a breakdown of the rule of law, this International Women's Day gives Iraqi women few reasons to rejoice.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The list of troops killed or wounded in Iraq continues to lengthen. For family and friends of soldiers, each day is a new game of Russian roulette.