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Medea Benjamin is the cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace and author of Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection.

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Bombing Syria - Not in my name - Let's work for world peace., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 5, 2021
Trump and Biden's Secret Bombing Wars On February 25, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reortedly killing 22 people. This airstrike predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. bases in Iraq, which the Iraqi National Assembly passed a resolution to close over a year ago.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 27, 2021
Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised The U.S. bombing of Syria on Thursday immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria?
NATO Brussels headquarters, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 23, 2021
What Planet Is NATO Living On? The February meeting of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Defense Ministers, the first since President Biden took power, revealed an antiquated, 75-year-old alliance that, despite its military failures in Afghanistan and Libya, is now turning its military madness toward two more formidable, nuclear-armed enemies: Russia and China.
Candlelight vigil in Iran protest, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide Over the Iran Nuclear Agreement? As Congress still struggles to pass a COVID relief bill, the rest of the world is nervously reserving judgment on America's new president and his foreign policy.
Yemen: Five years of conflict leaves millions of children suffering Thursday marks five years since the beginning of Yemen's continuing civil war. The Saudi-led coalition's involvement has had a devastating effect on the mental ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2021
Will Biden End America's Global War on Children? an unforgettable disgrace that President Biden must move quickly to remedy The Stop the War on Children campaign, run by the British charity Save the Children, publishes graphic reports on the harms that the United States and other warring parties inflict on children around the world.
Rob Malley, From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden's Commitment to Diplomacy Malley's Middle East foreign policy expertise and diplomatic skills make him the ideal candidate to reinvigorate the JCPOA and help calm regional tensions. Peace-loving Americans should shore up Biden's resolve by supporting Malley's appointment.
Victoria Nuland, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 15, 2021
Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland? From 2003-2005, during the hostile U.S. military occupation of Iraq, Nuland was a foreign policy advisor to Dick Cheney, the Darth Vader of the Bush administration.
Trump administration redesignates Cuba as state sponsor of terror The #Trump administration on Monday re-designated #Cuba as a .state sponsor of #terrorism,. in a move that hits the country with new sanctions shortly before ..., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 12, 2021
The Trump Administration's Parting Outrage Against Cuba On January 11, in his final days before leaving office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added one parting blow to the series of bludgeons his administration has inflicted on Cuba for four years: putting the island on the list of "state sponsors of terror" that includes only Iran, North Korea and Syria.
Avril Haines, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Why Senators Must Reject Avril Haines for Intelligence Even before President-Elect Joe Biden sets foot in the White House, the Senate Intelligence Committee may start hearings on his nomination of Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 21, 2020
No, Joe, Don't Roll out the Red Carpet for Torture Enablers It was painful enough to live through the U.S invasion of Iraq that caused untold devastation and human misery for no justifiable reason. Now we are again reminded of the grim Bush legacy with President-elect Biden's nomination of Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence.
CODEPINK protests killer drones at DC home of Jeh Johnson, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2020
Why Jeh Johnson Would Be a Better Defense Secretary Than Michele Flournoy President-elect Biden's choice for Secretary of Defense has turned out to be one of the most controversial and difficult of his Cabinet appointments.
Iran's Nuclear Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, From WikimediaPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 30, 2020
Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran's Nuclear Scientist? On Friday, November 27, Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated in the Iranian city of Absard outside of Tehran. First, a truck with explosives blew up near the car carrying Fakhrizadeh. Then, gunmen started firing on Fakhrizadeh's car.
Stop the War in Yemen!, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 20, 2020
Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Fix on Day One Donald Trump loves executive orders as a tool of dictatorial power, avoiding the need to work through Congress. But that works both ways, making it relatively easy for President Biden to reverse many of Trump's most disastrous decisions.
Vice President Biden visits Task Force Patriot,, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 9, 2020
Will the Biden Team Be Warmongers Or Peacemakers? During his election campaign, Biden has relied on foreign policy advisors from past administrations, particularly the Obama administration, and seems to be considering some of them for top cabinet posts. For the most part, they are members of the "Washington blob" who represent a dangerous continuity with past policies rooted in militarism and other abuses of power.
.A Blow Against Neoliberalism.: Socialist Wins Bolivia Election a Year After Coup Ousted Evo Morales Former Bolivian President Evo Morales's political party MAS has claimed victory in the country's presidential election, with Morales's handpicked successo, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Ending Regime Change - in Bolivia and the World Less than a year after the United States and the U.S.-backed Organization of American States (OAS) supported a violent military coup to overthrow the government of Bolivia, the Bolivian people have reelected the Movement for Socialism (MAS) and restored it to power.
Joe Biden discusses President Donald Trump's foreign policy l ABC News Town Hall WATCH THE FULL TOWN HALL: .We find ourselves in a position where we're more isolated in the world than we ever have been,. Joe ..., From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2020
How Biden Flubbed Town Hall Foreign Policy Question This was a fantastic opportunity for Biden to clarify the reality of Trump's abysmal record and explain what he would do instead. But he didn't. Instead he endorsed some of the most deceptive elements of Trump's propaganda, dropped some clangers of his own and, in a classic Freudian slip, laid bare his own enduring commitment to American imperialism.
F-35 Lightning Drops a Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 12, 2020
Trump's Endless Wars The pretend peacemaker has repeatedly endangered the nation and world.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 2, 2020
After Khashoggi's Brutal Murder, Why Is America Still an Accomplice to MBS's Crimes? Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered on October 2, 2018 by agents of Saudi Arabia's despotic government, and the CIA concluded they killed him on direct orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS).
Aerial Surveillance by Drone Day/Night - CESTA Enterprise Drone surveillance is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to capture of still images and video to gather information about specific targets, which might be ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 15, 2020
A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" Coming to a City Near You? Allowing this powerful technology to be taken from overseas wars and turned inward on American citizens isn't something that should happen without a robust public debate. The implications for civil liberties are too profound.
Kalandia checkpoint from West Bank into Jerusalem., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2020
The Deceptive Trump, UAE-Israel "Peace Deal" Among the most brutal realities for Palestinians is loss of support from Arab states, who pay lip service to their own populations, while drawing closer to Israel with economic interests and Iran in mind, write Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold.

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