Latest News: Posts Tagged ‘Inside Iran’

“Feminism Not Militarism: Medea Benjamin on the Movement to Oppose Michèle Flournoy as Pentagon Chief” — INSIDE IRAN author interviewed on Democracy Now!

Monday, November 30th, 2020

“Don’t Be Hoodwinked by Trump’s UAE-Israel ‘Peace Deal'” — INSIDE IRAN author Medea Benjamin writes for the LA Progressive

Monday, August 17th, 2020
“HUGE breakthrough today,” crowed Donald Trump on Twitter as he announced the new peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deal makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state and the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan, to have diplomatic ties with Israel. But the new Israel-UAE partnership should fool no one. Though it will supposedly stave off Israeli annexation of the West Bank and encourage tourism and trade between both countries, in reality, it is nothing more than a scheme to give an Arab stamp of approval to Israel’s status quo of land theft, home demolitions, arbitrary extrajudicial killings, apartheid laws, and other abuses of Palestinian rights.

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“Dispelling Myths About Iran, Trump’s Bogeyman.” – MEDEA BENJAMIN on the The Real News

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

One of the key elements of the Trump administration’s foreign policy has been increasing aggression against Iran. Trump has cozied up with the Saudi regime, but at the same time, has repeatedly called for the overthrow of Iran’s government. Well, joining us to discuss this is a leading figure in the U.S. peace movement who has been helping to lead the fight to save the Iran Nuclear Deal. I’m speaking with Medea Benjamin, who is a co-founder of the women-led peace movement, Code Pink, and also the author of a book on Iran that expels many of the myths about the country, called Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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MEDEA BENJAMIN on Donald Trump’s imposition of new sanctions on Iran at Loud & Clear

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

On today’s episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by economist and political analyst Shabbir Razvi; Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, and the author of “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran;” and University of Tehran Professor Mohammad Marandi.

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MEDEA BENJAMIN on the Iran deal, Trump’s sanctions on Iran, and the US-Saudi alliance at RT Going Underground

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

In today’s episode of Going Underground, we speak firstly to Medea Benjamin, the fearless anti-war activist who stormed a Trump official’s stage to denounce US attempts at inflaming tensions with Iran. Among the issues we discussed with her were the Iran deal, Trump’s sanctions on Iran, and the US-Saudi alliance. Plus we speak to John Duffy, author of the book ‘The Watchdogs Didn’t Bark’ talks to us about 9/11, the CIA, and NSA mass surveillance. Lastly, Elliot Grove, the founder of the Raindance Film Festival, talks to us about the importance of independent films for democracy as well as persistent American propaganda in Hollywood films.

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MEDEA BENJAMIN on the fracturing of US-EU relations over Trump’s Iran sanctions at Loud & Clear

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Iran and the EU have come up with a payment system to work around the US’s sanctions against Iran and anyone doing business with Iran. This is yet another fracture of the EU and US’s relationship. Meanwhile, National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a speech that there would be hell to pay if Iran harmed the US. Medea Benjamin, an anti-war and anti-torture activist who is the co-founder of Code Pink, and whose most recent book is “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”, joins Brian..

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“Detailed information about contemporary Iran – the origins and functioning of its political system, its regional role, its citizens’ way of life.” – INSIDE IRAN reviewed in Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

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MEDEA BENJAMIN on the Trump administration’s push for regime change in Iran at Sputnik

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink: Women for Peace joins us to talk about the Trump administration’s continued sanctions against the Iranian people, the misinformation campaign around the new sanctions, and the efforts by the US to push for regime change in the country.

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See MEDEA BENJAMIN, author of INSIDE IRAN, confront the head of Donald Trump’s Iran Action Group at The Real News

Monday, September 24th, 2018

At a public event in Washington, DC, CodePink’s Medea Benjamin confronted Brian Hook, the head of Trump’s Iran Action Group, over the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian people. Benjamin joins us to discuss her action, which went viral online

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Beyond Bolton: The Path to a Progressive Foreign Policy – MEDEA BENJAMIN in Consortium News

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

America’s miserable record over 30 years should make it clear a serious and genuine commitment to the rule of international law offers a more viable way forward than the “law of the jungle,” argue Nicolas Davies and Medea Benjamin..

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“We want to thank those who don’t fight in wars and recognize John McCain as a symbol of the glorification of the military that we have to fight against.” – MEDEA BENJAMIN on the death of John McCain at Democracy Now

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

We host a roundtable discussion on the life and legacy of John McCain, the Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, six-term senator and two-time presidential candidate, who died Saturday at the age of 81 of brain cancer. We speak with Mehdi Hasan, columnist for The Intercept and host of their “Deconstructed” podcast. He’s also host of “UpFront” at Al Jazeera English. He’s been tweeting in response to McCain’s death and wrote a piece last year headlined “Despite What the Press Says, ‘Maverick’ McCain Has a Long and Distinguished Record of Horribleness.” We are also joined by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, which McCain once referred to as “low-life scum,” and by Norman Solomon, national coordinator of RootsAction, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and author of “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.”

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After School Bus Massacre in Yemen, US Media Finally Begins to Pay Attention – MEDEA BENJAMIN on the war in Yemen at Loud & Clear

Friday, August 24th, 2018

A leading US anti-war activist told Radio Sputnik Tuesday she is “so glad” to see the Saudi war in Yemen finally getting mainstream media attention after having been ignored for three years. “Cable networks don’t cover international news” anymore, she lamented, “unless it has to do with Russia.”.

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MEDEA BENJAMIN on stopping America’s coming war on Iran at KPFA

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

In the second hour “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran” by Medea Benjamin, co-founder Global Exchange and Code Pink.

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MEDEA BENJAMIN on Trump’s escalating war of words with Iran at KPFA Flashpoints

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Today on Flashpoints, the war of words continues to escalate between the Trump administration and Iran in the aftermath of the US decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal. We’ll be joined by Medea Benjamin of Codepink and author of book Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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“Tony Blair has made himself into a real mercenary out for hire.” MEDEA BENJAMIN on Tony Blair’s links with the brutal Saudi regime at The Real News

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Tony Blair, fmr Prime Minister of the UK and an architect of the Iraq War, is a mercenary that Saudi Arabia hired to present themselves as modernizers and cover for their invasion of Yemen, says Medea Benjamin, the author of Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection.

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