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John Kerry Attempts to Bully CODEPINK into Silence

Ann Wright | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Ann Wright

Rather than trying to bully CODEPINK to stop protesting Obama-Kerry policies, we suggest that Secretary Kerry focus his energies on getting the Obama administration "allies" to stop aiding and supporting ISIS and its brutal regime of terror on civilian communities.

Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for Anemic NATO Alliance

Medea Benjamin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Why be distracted by a ceasefire, or put energy into promoting a non-violent solution to the conflict in Ukraine? NATO, after all, is a military alliance and, as the saying goes, when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Beware of Exploding Gifts From Uncle Sam

Medea Benjamin | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Our police departments should not become dumping grounds for weapons makers looking for new clients to replace sales for waning wars abroad. Nor should they be repressive agencies that treat the public, especially black men, like enemies.

On July 4, Be a Patriot: Stop Another U.S. Military Intervention in Iraq

Medea Benjamin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The U.S. military and U.S. tax dollars are already deeply entangled in Middle Easterners' lives (and deaths), and President Obama is under pressure to get further involved in the wars in Iraq and Syria. But what advice would our nation's founders give the 44th president this July 4?

So Obama Really Can Close Gitmo

Medea Benjamin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

By releasing the five Guantánamo prisoners without prior congressional approval, President Obama has blown away the excuse that his hands are tied by Congress. Now he must deal with the remaining Guantánamo prisoners by freeing the 77 who have been cleared, and by freeing -- or securing fair trials for -- the rest.

Standing Up, One Year Later: President Obama's Broken Foreign Policy Promises

Medea Benjamin | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The military hammer the US government has been using against terrorist suspects for over 12 years has not succeeded in eliminating al-Qaeda; it has helped spawn a resurgence of terrorist groups across war-torn Middle East and now into Africa.

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?

Cancer Claims Fair Elections Activist Tobi Dragert

Linda Milazzo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On April 27, the Los Angeles progressive community lost one of its truly valiant social justice warriors. Tobi Dragert, a passionate advocate for fair transparent elections, equality, ending war and much much more, succumbed to cancer after a long and valiant battle.

Behind the Egyptian Junta's Iron Curtain

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors that Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.

Father of Pakistani Drone Victim Allegedly Kidnapped by Pakistani State

Medea Benjamin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

In October 2012, I was with a CODEPINK delegation in Pakistan meeting families impacted by U.S. drone strikes. Kareem Khan, a journalist from the tribal area of Waziristan, told us the heartbreaking story of a drone strike that killed his son and brother.

10 Good Things About the Year 2013

Medea Benjamin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

t would be easy to make a list of 10 bad things -- wars, government shut-down, drone attacks, lack of progress on immigrant rights, lousy health-care reform. But it's also been a year of extraordinary activism. As the year ends, let's pay tribute to the good things their efforts have wrought.

Mr. Gaber Goes to Washington

Cori Crider | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Cori Crider

Faisal bin Ali Gaber had little occasion to think of the West until last August, when missiles from an American drone struck his hometown of Khashamir and killed two of his relatives.

President Correa, Put Your Shield Over Edward Snowden

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Whistleblowers should be able to expose government wrongdoing without getting the Bradley Manning treatment.

Americans on Long-Term Hunger Strike to Close Gitmo Prison

Medea Benjamin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Unreported in the mainstream press is the long-term hunger strike by a group of Americans in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Guantanamo prison.

Yemenis Have Moms Too

Jodie Evans | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Jodie Evans

Here in the 21st century, we need to relearn those lessons and focus on training our children to be instruments of peace, not oppression.

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...

Beautiful Uprising: Women Lead in the Dance on Valentines Day

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

"Today, on the planet, a billion women -- one of every three women on the planet -- will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That's ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated. V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence."

John Brennan vs. a Sixteen-Year-Old

Medea Benjamin | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Remember how the American public was assured that the prisoners locked up in Guantanamo were the "worst of the worst," only to find out that hundreds were innocent people who had been sold to the US military by bounty hunters?

CODEPINK Protester: 'NRA Has Blood On Its Hands'

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.21.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

CODEPINK Protester Medea Benjamin, who was forcibly removed from this morning's NRA press conference in Washington, D.C., told HuffPost Live Friday th...

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.

Citizen Diplomacy in Pakistan's Tribal Areas: "You Are Welcome!"

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Medea Benjamin

For the last week in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, and then in the nation's tribal areas, our delegation that came to Pakistan to protest U.S. drones has been showered with tremendous hospitality, warmth and friendship.

OOPS: Romney Calls What A 'Company?'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, who has frequently highlighted his executive acumen in his campaign for the White House, mixed business with politics on Friday when he m...

WATCH: Shirtless Women Interrupt BofA CEO Speech

Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

Shirtless women are likely not the types of guests most would expect to see at a conference full of Wall Street suits. But they were in attendance...

Occupy Corporations: How to Cut Corporate Power

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The legal fiction of corporate personhood and the constitutional rights taken by corporations must cease.