Stories by Medea Benjamin

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Posted on: Jun 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The real question is: How long will the Israelis, with U.S. backing, continue to swim against the tide?

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Our nation's continued military exploits in Iraq and Afghanistan are fueling cities like Detroit's destruction.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Instead of continuing the hard work of protesting unjust wars, too many people took the election of politicians with "D"s after their name as their own Mission Accomplished.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This Saturday, we’ll be dancing in reverence to Thomas Jefferson’s spirit of resistance in DC.

Posted on: May 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

There he was, the leader of the largest empire in history, praising the power of peaceful protest in countries with repressive leaders backed by his own administration.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The revolt that swept through Tunisia and Egypt should be a wake-up call for both the U.S. government and the remaining dictators.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If the bitter lesson of Iraq and Afghanistan has taught us anything, it's that wars of liberation exact a deadly toll on those they purportedly liberate.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Invading Iraq was sold to the American public as a war to defend our nation and free the Iraqi people. What they got was an ocean of blood and tragedy.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

How outrageous that PJ Crowley was punished for simply telling the truth about Bradley Manning's imprisonment while the war criminals go free.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Bradley Manning leaked cables showing officials covering up U.S. tax dollars funding child rape in Afghanistan, illegal bombings in Yemen and more -- and he's the one in jail?

Posted on: Mar 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

President Barack Obama's budget includes halving the home-heating oil subsidy poor households depend on. But he proposes $3 billion for Israel.

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.