Medea Benjamin

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 2:45pm
Hillary the Hawk
Announcing her latest campaign for the presidency, Hillary Clinton declared she was entering the race to be the champion for “everyday Americans.” As a lawmaker and diplomat, however, Clinton has long championed military campaigns that have killed scores of “everyday” people abroad, from Iraq to...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:00pm
No Room for Business as Usual at the Summit of the Americas
While all eyes during the Summit of the Americas in Panama were on the hemisphere’s presidents and political intrigues, such as the meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Castro or the hostilities between the United States and Venezuela, far more substantial was the separate meeting...
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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 10:45am
Cuba's Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas
For the small island of Cuba, the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama marked a kind of “coming out” party. Banned from the for-capitalists-only gatherings from the time they began in 1994, Cuba was not only invited to participate in the Summit this year, it was the belle of the ball (albeit the...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:00pm
Menendez Downfall Could Be Diplomacy’s Windfall
Senator Robert Menendez, a powerful democrat from New Jersey, has been down on his luck lately. He is currently under federal investigation for corruption, and although the Senator has denied all allegations, charges are expected to be filed against him any day now. This is not the first time the...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:30am
Iraq, Libya...Iran? US Activists Mark War Anniversaries with Spring Rising
March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya. Both overthrew Arab dictators; both left the local people in such horrific straits that many of them look back with nostalgia to the days of Saddam Hussein...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:30am
Tom Cotton is the Worst Bully in the Senate – Here Are 10 Reasons Why
Hailing from Arkansas, 37-year-old Senator Cotton boasts the title of being the youngest member of the Senate, but he spouts the old warmongering rhetoric of 78-year-old Senator John McCain. From Guantanamo to Iran, food stamps to women’s rights, here are ten reasons why Tom Cotton is a dangerous...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Dividing the Pie: Cuba’s Ration System After 50 Years
Raul Castro is trying to find a middle way, stimulating the economy while preserving revolutionary gains like free healthcare and education. La libreta, the Cuba ration booklet, encapsulates the debate about Cuba’s socialist experiment. Detractors say that the fact that food is still rationed after...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 12:00pm
10 Reasons To Pray for AIPAC’s Decline
As a secular Jew, I don’t do much praying. But this week, as the powerful pro-Israeli government lobby AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) holds its annual policy meeting in Washington DC, I’m praying that this year marks the beginning of the end of the lobby’s grip on US foreign...
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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:45am
Henry Kissinger or CODEPINK: Who’s the "Low Life Scum"?
A very angry Senator John McCain denounced CODEPINK activists as “low-life scum” for holding up signs reading “Arrest Kissinger for War Crimes” and dangling handcuffs next to Henry Kissinger’s head during a Senate hearing on January 29. McCain called the demonstration “disgraceful, outrageous and...
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:45pm
Take Cuba Off the Terrorist List
The new US-Cuba talks are a refreshing burst of sunshine in the 54-year dismal relationship between neighbors separated by a mere 90 miles. The nations negotiated a successful swap of prisoners. The onerous travel restrictions the US government placed on just visiting the island are starting to...
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