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Entries by Medea Benjamin from 02/2011

Dodging Teargas Canisters Made in the USA: CODEPINK's Peace Delegation Reports from Cairo's Tahrir Square

| Posted 02.04.2011 | World

My friend had a big gash in his head. "Please, help us tell the world what is happening. Tell them how we were viciously attacked," he said. "Tell them we will die here if we have to, but we will not turn back."

Mubarak Mobs and Street Vendors: Welcome to Egypt

| Posted 02.04.2011 | World

I was in the middle of buying some mints from a street vendor on Cairo's Talat Harb Street when the rocks started flying. He gave me one pack of mints, and all hell broke loose. "Run, run," people yelled at me.

From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity Are Alive

| Posted 02.21.2011 | Politics

My travels from Cairo to Madison seem like one seamless web. An Egyptian held a sign in Tahrir Square saying "Egypt Supports Wisconsin Workers -- One World, One Pain." Solidarity is, indeed, a beautiful thing.