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

Medea Benjamin | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Medea Benjamin On Her 'Epic' Obama Drones Speech Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even Medea Benjamin was surprised she managed to get into President Barack Obama's major national security address at National Defense U...

WATCH: Heckler Hijacks Obama Speech On Drones, Gitmo

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama was heckled during a speech at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. HuffPost's Ry...

Video: Arrests at Bush Library

Dennis Trainor | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Code Pink, Backbone Campaign, and dozens of supporters escorted protestors costumed as George W. Bush & Dick Cheney into the hands of the Dallas police who gladly arrested the duo.

Bush's Legacy Ought to Be on Trial but Instead It's Put on Display

Jodie Evans | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Jodie Evans

George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggr...

Did Jon Stewart Say 'I'd Do Anything For A Vagina'?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

UPDATE: A Comedy Central spokesperson has confirmed to The Huffington Post that "this letter was absolutely not written by Jon Stewart." On Wednesd...

Amanda Terkel

Anti-Drone Protesters Mob Key Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Code Pink protesters disrupted the hearings on the nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA on Thursday, forcing Senate Intelligence C...

John Kerry: Protester's Outburst During Hearing An 'Exclamation Point To My Testimony'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

A protester interrupted the sleepy confirmation hearings Thursday for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who has been nominated to be the next secretary of St...

Pushing Obama's Arc Toward Peace

Medea Benjamin | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The peace movement, decimated during the first Obama term because so many people were unwilling to be critical of President Obama, has a challenge today to re-activate itself, and to increase its effectiveness by forming coalitions with other sectors of the progressive movement.

In Charlotte, Not The Usual Protestor Problems

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
John Wellington Ennis

The political conventions have become a reliable playing field for protesters from all walks of life to gather outside the conventions where their voi...

Code Pink To Dems: Stop Drone Warfare, Bust Up Big Banks

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Code Pink, the women-initiated peace and social justice group, protested the War on Women at the Republican National Convention. Their message for P...

Jane Smith

Protest Marches Planned For Downtown D.C., MLK Memorial Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | Jane Smith | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters, who have been in McPherson Square for nearly a week, are making plans for several marches on Friday. "We may be co...