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A Protester Somehow Managed To Disrupt Donald Trump's RNC Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― A demonstrator brought GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech to a brief halt Thursday night, a...

Newt Has A Monstrously Bad Idea

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Newt Gingrich's supposed smartness is rather indiscriminate, when examined closely. Newt has what he considers 10 or 12 brilliant ideas each day, which he is in the habit of just tossing out for discussion.

Two People Discuss War, Formerly Titled: A Marine and an Iraqi Discuss War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Matthew Hoh

Last month, as part of Ralph Nader's four-day conference in Washington, DC, Breaking Through Power, my friend Raed Jarrar, a Palestinian-Iraqi-America...

Jodie Evans: A Codepink Disrupter

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with activist Jodie Evans to discuss her organization's efforts to move the United States away from military conflict as well as the origins of her activism.

What Was the Path to 9/11?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Donald Trump could destroy his base Time for Trump to talk about 9/11, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama President Barack Obama held a news conference b...

Donald Trump, Republican Front-Runner, Wins Applause From Code Pink

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics

It’s not every day that anti-war groups find themselves cheering on leading Republican presidential candidates. But, then again, this hasn’t been ...

On That Day, All of Iran Wept for America

Marissa Beale | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Marissa Beale

On September 3, 2015, photographs portraying the reality of life for people in Iran snagged the attention of President Barack Obama, who left a personal remark on a photograph of a father and son.

Man Fails To Rip Banner Away From Dick Cheney Protester Half His Size

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

A protester with the anti-war group Code Pink drew a heated response from audience members on Tuesday, after she interrupted former Vice President Dic...

Who's the Real Troublemaker in the Middle East?

Medea Benjamin | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Oddly, when the candidates complain about the "evil forces of radical Islam" or trouble in the Middle East, they never seem to mention Saudi Arabia.

10 Steps to Wean U.S. Foreign Policy Off Militarism

Medea Benjamin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

U.S. progressives should now clearly define what a progressive foreign policy looks like, and push presidential candidates and other officials to move U.S. policy towards one that is based on respect, cooperation, and diplomacy, including the following.

Salvador's Draconian Abortion Laws: A Miscarriage of Justice

Medea Benjamin | Posted 07.27.2016 | World
Medea Benjamin

An overwhelming number of women in El Salvador -- particularly poor, unmarried, uneducated women -- face outrageous human rights violations as they are denied autonomy over their bodies. El Salvador has one of the strictest and most archaic anti-abortion laws in the world.

No Room for Business as Usual at the Summit of the Americas

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wooed the crowd with his plan to provide internet access to everyone in Latin America, more traditional speakers included the CEOs of Coca-Cola, Cargill, Boeing, Associated Petroleum Investors, AES Corporation, Citigroup Latin America and Walmart Latin America.

Iraq, Libya... Iran? U.S. Activists Mark War Anniversaries With Spring Rising

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya. Both overthrew Arab dictators; both left the local people in such horrific straits that many of them look back with nostalgia to the days of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi.

Americans Can Go to Cuba -- Just Don't Lay on the Beach!

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Medea Benjamin

On a recent CODEPINK trip to Cuba with a 150-person delegation, we found the island crawling with Americans taking advantage of the relaxation of U.S. travel restrictions and the historic thawing of U.S.-Cuban relations.

The Front Page Rule

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

The fact remains that if we didn't see enemy soldiers as "murdering terrorists" lacking the human emotions and rights of our own troops, and enemy civilians as "collateral damage" whose deaths are automatically the fault of all who resist us, then there couldn't be a drone program.

Take Cuba Off the Terrorist List

Medea Benjamin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Despite this long-awaited meltdown of U.S. policies that added to the island's economic woes but never succeeded in tumbling Cuba's communist government, a portion of the Cold War edifice remains intact: Cuba is still on the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list.

Michael McAuliff

John Kerry Takes On Code Pink At ISIS Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Peace activists from Code Pink have become a fixture at national security hearings on Capitol Hill since they began protesting the seco...

Senators Shut Down 'War-Like' Protesters At ISIS Hearing

The Huffington Post | Adriana Usero & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate conversation on the threat posed by the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS, came with plenty of homegrown int...

Code Pink Aims To Rally Public Against U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine & Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Code Pink won national attention during the presidency of George W. Bush for its high-profile protests against the Iraq War. On Monday e...

Amanda Terkel

Cheney Event Repeatedly Disrupted By Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protesters disrupted an event featuring Dick Cheney, his wife Lynne and their daughter Liz on Monday, saying that the former vice presid...

Close Guantanamo, End Indefinite Detention and Return from the Dark Side

Coleen Rowley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The president's pledge last May to close Guantanamo came amidst a mass hunger strike at the prison by men protesting their indefinite detention. Since then only a handful of men have been released from Guantanamo, where hungers strikes and brutal force-feedings continue.

Drone Lawyer: Kill a 16 Year-Old, Get a Promotion

Medea Benjamin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Should someone who has done such immense damage to the rule of law and our moral sensibilities be awarded with a judgeship on the First Circuit Court?

Drone Summit Demands End to Strikes, Surveillance

Daniel Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Medina

Within view of the U.S. Capitol and just a little more than a mile from the White House, hundreds of of anti-drone proliferation activists, academics, lawyers and concerned citizens from all over the world gathered this weekend for the second annual drone summit.

Jennifer Bendery

Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Celebrates Birthday At White House Syria Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Medea Benjamin, the leader of the anti-war group Code Pink and perhaps the most easily recognizable protester in Washington, celebrated ...

WATCH: Obama Heckler: I Will Get In Again

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski spoke with Code Pink's Medea Benjamin on Thursday, just hours after she was escorted out President Barack Obama's spe...