About Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as "one of America’s most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and called "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, Medea has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In 2005 she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. In 2010 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

How You (and Obama) Can Close Guantanamo

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Medea Benjamin: With over 100 of the 166 remaining prisoners on a hunger strike and over 40 being brutally force-fed, great hopes are being placed on Mr. Sloan to break the impasse.

Medea Benjamin Calls President to Account

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Benjamin called on the President to use his power as Commander-In-Chief to close Guantanamo prison, release the 86 Guantanamo prisoners who have been cleared for release, and stop the killer drone program

Pilots Without a Cockpit

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Medea Benjamin: Drone operators based so far away from the battlefield and undertaking operations entirely through computer screens and remote audio-feed risk developing a ‘Playstation’ mentality to killing.

A Sordid Love Affair With Killer Drones

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Medea Benjamin: For people in Pakistan, where American drones have been dropping their Hellfire missiles, Obama’s joke lost something in translation.

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