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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.

Listen to the full interview here.

“You rarely hear the voices of Saudis because the royal family makes sure of that.”- MEDEA BENJAMIN on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Sputnik

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing October 2 after having entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, was “a mild critic” of the Saudi government, peace activist Medea Benjamin told Radio Sputnik Tuesday. Nonetheless, “the royal family makes sure” dissidents are rarely heard, she said, even abroad.

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MEDEA BENJAMIN, author of KINGDOM OF THE UNJUST on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Democracy Now

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Fears are growing over the fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who Turkish officials say they believe was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week. Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States, entered the Saudi Consulate in Turkey seeking a document he needed to get married and has not been seen since. .

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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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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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Whitewashed Saudi ‘Reformer’ Prince Boosts Authoritarian Crackdown on Dissent – MEDEA BENJAMIN interviewed at the Real News Network

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The regime of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is punishing satire on social media with 5 years in prison and sentencing women’s rights activists to death. CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin speaks about the Western whitewash of MBS..

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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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“Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes! In the name of the people of Chile. In the name of the people of Vietnam!” – revisiting the moment MEDEA BENJAMIN confronted John McCain at The Real News

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

BEN NORTON: Longtime Republican Senator John McCain passed away on the 25th of August.

McCain was a vociferous representative of the military-industrial complex on Capitol Hill.

He will be remembered as one of the most hawkish politicians in Washington, one who publicly condemned peace activists as “low-life scum” and joked about bombing Iran.

PROTESTERS: Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes!

MEDEA BENJAMIN: In the name of the people of Chile. In the name of the people of Vietnam!

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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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“With the Saudis bombing markets, schools, hospitals, residential areas… it’s time that we just say ‘enough is enough’.” – MEDEA BENJAMIN interviewed at Loud & Clear

Monday, August 13th, 2018

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike reportedly struck a school bus transporting dozens of children, taking 50 lives and injuring 77 other people, according to a US NGO. The US, which supports the coalition, and the UN, called on Saudi Arabia to conduct an investigation.

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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.

MEDEA BENJAMIN author of INSIDE IRAN interviewed at Loud & Clear

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

On today’s episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Medea Benjamin, an anti-war and anti-torture activist and the co-founder of Code Pink, and Simone Chun, a fellow at the Korea Policy Institute and a member of the Korean Peace Network.

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“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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North Korea has taken big steps. Now it’s Trump’s turn to show goodwill – MEDEA BENJMIN in the Guardian

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Respect and reciprocity are key elements in Korean culture. During our recent trip to South Korea as part of an international women’s peace delegation, South Korean women complained that Donald Trump’s erratic conduct showed disrespect for the mediating role of their president, Moon Jae-in. They also commented on the lack of US reciprocity for North Korea’s goodwill gesture of returning three imprisoned US citizens and blowing up three of the four tunnels and all the administrative buildings at the Punggye-ri nuclear testing area.

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“After watching in horror as the United States invaded Iraq I am determined to do everything I can to stop a similar situation in Iran.” – MEDEA BENJAMIN interviewed in The Progressive

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Peace activist Medea Benjamin famously heckled President Barack Obama about closing Guantanamo Bay, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, won the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize in 2010, and is the author of ten books. Her latest, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, offers the first general-audience introduction to the country and the roots of its antagonistic relationship with the U.S.

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MEDEA BENJAMIN discusses the prospective Korean peace talks on Loud and Clear

Monday, June 4th, 2018

President Trump announced this afternoon that his June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back on. The president spoke with senior North Korean leader Kim Yong Chol after the North Korean held talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Brian and John speak with Medea Benjamin, an anti-war activist who is the co-founder of Code Pink, and just returned from Korea, where she was meeting with other peace activists..

The interview with Medea starts 57 minutes into the show.

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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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