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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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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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MEDEA BENJAMIN discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal and the Korean peace process on the Thom Hartmann Program

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

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The segment with Medea begins approximately 48 minutes into the show.

“Join us in building an economy that is not dependent on killing and maiming people to boost the profits of weapons manufacturers.” – MEDEA BENJAMIN in Nation of Change

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Former President Jimmy Carter has called U.S. politics a system of “legalized bribery” in which powerful interests spend billions of dollars on lobbying and campaign funding to ensure that members of Congress pay more attention to them than to the general public. With the upcoming midterm elections, we will see the full force of this tsunami of cash washing over our electoral system.

The human cost of this corrupt system has been searingly rammed home since the Parkland school shooting, as grieving high school students determined to curb America’s gun violence have found themselves in a pitched battle with the “gun lobby,” led by the National Rifle Association (NRA), one of the most entrenched and powerful interest groups in the country.”

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MEDEA BENJAMIN on the politics of North and South Korea, the Iran nuclear deal and the war in Yemen on KPFA

Monday, June 11th, 2018

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“There will be no end to the Middle East conflicts without Iran” – MEDEA BENJAMIN interviewed in The Iranian

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Medea Benjamin’s entry into the public sphere came with disruptive vigor in May 2013, when she interrupted an address by former US President Barack Obama to object to his then policy on the use of armed drones.

Obama responded to Benjamin at the time saying, “The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to… these are tough issues, and the suggestion that we can gloss over them is wrong.”

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MEDEA BENJAMIN on the Iran nuclear deal and the peace talks in Korea on RT’s Jesse Ventura show

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos discuss the importance of diplomacy when it comes to North Korea and Iran. Author and Code Pink activist, Medea Benjamin, discusses her book, “Inside Iran: the Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Benjamin shares the history of America’s relationship with Iran and weighs in on the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—the Iran Nuclear Deal.

The interview begins after 11 minutes and can be seen in full here.

MEDEA BENJAMIN on Trump’s Foreign Policy and her new book INSIDE IRAN on The Zero Hour

Monday, May 14th, 2018

With the Unites States withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, we are in a critical moment with US/Iranian relations. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, joins Richard Eskow to discuss Trump’s foreign policy and her latest book, “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

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MEDEA BENJAMIN discusses the Iran nuclear deal and the peace process in Korea on TruthOut

Friday, May 11th, 2018

President Trump announced Tuesday he is pulling the United States out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal, brokered by his predecessor, President Obama. That same day, Trump’s new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to North Korea to finalize plans for President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to hold a landmark face-to-face meeting. For more on President Trump, the Iran nuclear deal and efforts to avoid nuclear proliferation and nuclear war, we speak with Media Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, author of “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” She has also participated in the peace delegation to North Korea, Women Cross DMZ.

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Alex Salmond interviews MEDEA BENJAMIN, author of INSIDE IRAN on RT

Friday, May 11th, 2018

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss Rudy Giuliani’s return to the spotlight since joining President Trump’s legal team. In addition to comments regarding Stormy Daniels, Giuliani spoke in favor of regime change in Iran as the Trump administration seeks to address both foreign and domestic policy challenges.

The interview with Medea starts at 15 minutes in. You can watch the full interview here.

“The peace movement must mobilize” – MEDEA BENJAMIN discusses the Iran Nuclear deal on Democracy Now

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

President Trump announced Tuesday he is pulling the United States out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal, brokered by his predecessor, President Obama. That same day, Trump’s new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to North Korea to finalize plans for President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to hold a landmark face-to-face meeting. For more on President Trump, the Iran nuclear deal and efforts to avoid nuclear proliferation and nuclear war, we speak with Media Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, author of “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” She has also participated in the peace delegation to North Korea, Women Cross DMZ.

Watch the full interview here.

MEDEA BENJAMIN discusses INSIDE IRAN and the Iran Nuclear deal on Faultlines

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss Rudy Giuliani’s return to the spotlight since joining President Trump’s legal team. In addition to comments regarding Stormy Daniels, Giuliani spoke in favor of regime change in Iran as the Trump administration seeks to address both foreign and domestic policy challenges.

The interview with Medea starts at 2 hours and 15 minutes. You can listen to the full interview here.

“War is the way Americans learn geography” – MEDEA BENJAMIN discusses INSIDE IRAN at The New Humanist

Monday, May 7th, 2018

In the decades since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, bitter relations have persisted between the US and Iran. Why is this? In her latest book, Inside Iran (OR Books), Medea Benjamin explores the complex relationship between the two countries. Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and the fair trade advocacy group Global Exchange, is one of America’s best-known 21st-century activists. She has won a number of plaudits for her peace activism – including in 2012, the US Peace Memorial Foundation’s Peace Prize; the 2014 Gandhi Peace Award and the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize. Here, she discusses Iran, US foreign policy, and protest in America today.

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How the U.S. and Iran Got to This Tense Moment – an excerpt from INSIDE IRAN at Truth Dig

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Iran has a long history of interacting with the rest of the world—initially as the various empires discussed in earlier chapters, and now as the Islamic Republic. The resentment and suspicion of foreign interference found in the Iranian political culture are a direct result of historic deals with foreigners that took power away from the local elites, including bazaaris and the clerics.

Through the 1800s to the early half of the 1900s, Russia and Britain were the main foreign interventionist forces and therefore became the focus of the public’s vitriol. As the 20th century evolved, the United States began playing a larger role in Iran, due primarily to Cold War dynamics. As American policy in Iran came to resemble the earlier Russian and British imperial policies, anger towards the United States grew. That resentment boiled over and was a key factor in the 1979 revolution.

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Will the Iran nuclear deal survive Trump’s wrecking crew? MEDEA BENJAMIN in The Guardian

Monday, April 30th, 2018

On 12 May, President Trump will decide whether or not to stay in the Iran nuclear deal. If the US pulls out, as Trump has threatened to do, we could be careening down the path of another catastrophic, senseless war in the Middle East. That’s why the countervailing forces of European leaders, the UN, the US Congress and the American public are so pivotal.

The US already made a catastrophic blunder in Iran, a blunder that is still reverberating six decades later. In a foreign policy speech delivered in September 2017, Senator Bernie Sanders talked about the 1953 CIA coup that toppled Iran’s elected prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddegh, on behalf of western oil interests, and the reinstallation of the corrupt, brutal and unpopular Shah.

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MEDEA BENJAMIN author of INSIDE IRAN on Mike Pompeo’s regime change agenda at The Real News

Monday, April 16th, 2018

SHARMINI PERIES: It’s the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. Senate confirmation hearings for Mike Pompeo as President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state took place on Thursday. Pompeo would be Trump’s second secretary of state, following Rex Tillerson’s sacking last month. When Pompeo entered the room for his hearing he was greeted by shouting protesters from Code Pink. The hearing went on to cover major hotspots around the world as well as Pompeo’s views on the Robert Mueller investigation and how he would manage the State Department. Here’s a clip from an exchange on the Iran nuclear deal./blockquote>

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MEDEA BENJAMIN, author of the forthcoming INSIDE IRAN, on being American, Jewish, and banned from Israel, in The Guardian

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

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“10 Reasons the US Should Stick With the Iran Nuclear Deal.” MEDEA BENJAMIN in Alternet

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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