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Medea Benjamin

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Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is Founding Director of Global Exchange and Code Pink: Women for Peace. For over twenty years, Benjamin has supported human rights and social justice struggles around the world. Benjamin was the Green Party candidate for US Senate from California in 2000. Benjamin is a key figure in the anti-sweatshop movement, having spearheaded campaigns against the giant sports-shoe company Nike and clothing companies such as the GAP. She is author of eight books, including Bridging the Global Gap, The Peace Corps and More and the award-winning Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart. She has helped produce various TV documentaries such as the anti-sweatshop video Sweating for a T-Shirt.


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women for global protests March 8.

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American soldiers fighting a brutal, far-off war. But the way to really
support them is to work to extricate us from the conflict.

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aspect of the antiwar organizing has been its global reach.

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