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Medea Benjamin

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...

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?

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.

U.S. Activist Live-Tweets Night In Custody At Egypt Airport

Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

An American activist who spent Monday night in custody in the airport in Egypt's Cairo live-tweeted what she described as abuse by Egyptian authoritie...

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 ...

Drone Wars Terrorize Friends Into Enemies

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Zaman Stanizai

Drones don't work precisely because they create more enemies, which is why we are there in the first place. In the vicious cycle of this asymmetrical warfare the drones are the cause of more resentment, more enemies, and more wars.

CNN Anchor Calls Obama Protester 'Rude' And 'Crazy'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media

Medea Benjamin, the activist who interrupted President Obama's drone speech on Thursday, got a chilly reception from CNN's Carol Costello when she app...

"That Woman Is Worth Paying Attention To": Medea Benjamin Explains Why She Disrupted Obama's Speech (Video)

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Less than 24 hours after she interrupted President Obama's first major counterterrorism address of his second term, CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin...

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...

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.

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...

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...

WATCH: Protesters Disrupt NRA Press Conference

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

A National Rifle Association press conference held Friday to address calls for gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings i...

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...

Robots R' Us: Drones Reported on 63 Bases on the USA

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

New York, New York: It's easy to understand why presidents, politicians and the military love robots. They don't talk back. They follow orders. You p...

How the Split on the Jewish Left Helps AIPAC and What Can Be Done About It

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

Liberal Jewish organizations agree on many issues, but fundamental disagreements remain.

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street, Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Woman In Pink

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Melanie Butler was watching a news clip about Occupy Wall Street in late September when she noticed that all of the demonstrators talking to the repor...

Arin Greenwood

Stop the Machine To Merge With Occupy DC? Not Quite Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON - It's been confusing at times to have the Stop the Machine protests going on in Freedom Plaza, while Occupy DC has been camped out in McPh...

Instead of Bombing Dictators, Stop Selling Them Bombs

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

If protecting civilians from evil dictators were the goal, there's an easier, safer way than aerial bombardment for the U.S. and its allies to consider: Simply stop arming and propping up evil dictators.

Under Obama, Better to Commit a War Crime Than Expose One

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Committing war crimes is more likely to get a solider a medal than a prison term. Manning would be far better off today if he'd killed those men in Baghdad himself.

Jon Stewart Rally Represents Elitism, Consumerism, and Disrespect for the Progressive Movement

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Stewart's rally is not a political event aimed at informing grassroots progressive activists such as union members. It is an "entertainment event," in the tradition of Glenn Beck, aimed at increasing ratings so Comedy Central can make bigger profits.

Blackwater vs. Pinkwater: The Wife of Erik Prince Picks a Fight With CODEPINK

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Is Erik Prince, Blackwater's sole owner, now taking his profits, trying to sell his company and running away to the Emirates, a country that has no extradition treaty with the United States?

CODEPINK's "Gaza Freedom" Mockery

Eric Trager | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Trager

CODEPINK's goals have nothing to do with actual Palestinian freedom. Whether CODEPINK is disrupting a Senate hearing or demonstrating in Cairo, its purpose is the same: to vilify American foreign policy.