Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years.

Activist Medea Benjamin putting her body on the line for justice

Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, 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.

She is the author of ten books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection.

Her most recent book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is part of a campaign to prevent a war with Iran and instead promote normal trade and diplomatic relations.

Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Guardian, The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet and The Hill.

Medea can be reached at:

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Host Dan Yaseen was born in Karachi, Pakistan and immigrated to the United States in 1974. He received MS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He has been an independent life and health insurance broker for over 30 years, specializing in Medicare.

Dan has always been interested in politics and history. He follows global issues and geopolitics. After the tragedy of 911, he decided silence was no longer an option and became an anti-war, anti-Empire activist.

He is a charter member of Peace Fresno, was President 2004-2005; he is currently Vice President – Membership. He is also on the boards of Fresno Center for Nonviolence, and the Community Alliance Newspaper. He is the host of radio show, Speaking Truth to Empire on VT Radio and on on 88.1 KFCF Free Speech Radio for Central California.
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  1. Odd, but we hear about her, but not Rachel Correy. For that reason, I have decided to take PINK out of my wardrobe rotation color. Now they attach to a color . . . oy vey? But, pray tell, what is RACHEL CORREY’s color? She did put her body on the line . . . and under a militarized bulldozer by the IDF (Israeli Defense Fraud) and yet, no one ever writes about that unsung hero.

    Anne Franke cover stories . . . for all!

  2. IN a Military Force Where They Openly Call the Female Soldiers On Their Face That ” You’re Only A Walking Matress Who is Here To Entertain us ” ………. I don’t expect much from those Bastards AND I Certainly Don’t Believe Their Alibis …………….

  3. I find it interesting that Trump was heard on the Lev Parnas recording saying about Marie Yovanovitch, the US Ambassador to Ukraine, “take her out!”, the exact same wording he used to describe the ambush on General Soleimani,…”we took him out!” Was the president actually ordering the assassination of his own ambassador to Ukraine?

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