Medea Benjamin, founding director of Global Exchange and co-founder of Code Pink: Women for Peace, is one of the organizers of #ShutDownAIPAC, which takes place February 28-March 3 in Washington, DC. Benjamin, the Green Party candidate for US Senate from California in 2000, is author of many books, including Bridging the Global Gap, The Peace Corps and More, Don't Be Afraid, Gringo and Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.
On topics from Guantánamo to drone strikes, I couldn’t let the president act as if he were some helpless official at the mercy of Congress.
The bailout package isn't a compromise: it's an appalling transfer of wealth upward. Register your protest!
Don't just get angry about the continuing Iraq debacle. Insist that your senators do something about it.
Polls show large numbers of American women have grave doubts about the
Iraq War: But where are they? A new campaign aims to mobilize American
women for global protests March 8.
It's easy to slap a magnet on your SUV and feel like you're supporting
American soldiers fighting a brutal, far-off war. But the way to really
support them is to work to extricate us from the conflict.
Ifind David Cortright's call useful but limiting. The most exciting
aspect of the antiwar organizing has been its global reach.