Medea Benjamin

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An indigenous woman votes at a polling station in Huarina, Bolivia, on October 18, 2020 during the country's general election. - Landlocked Bolivia elects a new president on Sunday after a 2019 poll was annulled and follow-up elections postponed twice amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 29, 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. In the long history of U.S.-...
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America's history of war, militarism and international coercion has reached its final stage in the terminal decline of an increasingly corrupt and decadent American empire. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 19, 2020
How Biden Flubbed Town Hall Foreign Policy Question
Toward the end of Joe Biden’s October 15 town hall session , a Trump supporter asked Biden the only foreign policy question of the night. “So peace is breaking out all over the world,” the questioner claimed. “Our troops are coming home. Serbia is talking to Kosovo. And the Arabs and Israelis are...
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The legacy of Donald Trump remains one of continued U.S. wars and aggression, backed by a bloated military budget. (Photo: Flickr / U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall) Views
Monday, October 12, 2020
Trump's True Legacy Is That of a Warmonger
In the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11, the Bush Administration invaded Iraq and tortured prisoners of war and terrorism suspects , in flagrant violation of the U.N. Charter and the Geneva Conventions. As a result, the United States lost standing among many of its traditional allies around the...
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A protester dressed as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and another dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump stand outside the White House in the wake of the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 19. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Two Years 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). Eight Saudi men have been convicted of Khashoggi’s murder by...
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Then U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, pcitured with Commander of the US Central Command Army Gen. David Petraeus (background), testifies during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee June 16, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to focus on developments in Afghanistan. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?
If the Democrats manage to push Joe Biden over the finish line in November's election, he will find himself presiding over a decadent, declining empire. He will either continue the policies that have led the American empire to decadence and decline, or seize the moment to move our nation into a new...
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A general Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft arrives at RAF Fairford after completing the first transatlantic flight for such an aircraft, on July 11, 2018 in Gloucestershire, England.  (Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
A “Persistent Eye in the Sky” Coming to a City Near You?
"Gorgon Stare will be looking at a whole city, so there will be no way for the adversary to know what we're looking at, and we can see everything.” That same persistent eye in the sky may soon be deployed over U.S. cities. At the time he made that comment about surveillance drones over Afghanistan...
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Protesters holding a banner reading, "U.S. Immigration Policy Is A Crime" at a silent protest in January 2020. Views
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Biden Urged to Adopt a Good Neighbor Policy Toward Latin America
Election season is a difficult time to develop good policies towards Latin America, since both Democrats and Republicans cater to the small, but organized, conservative factions of the Latinx community in Florida, vying for their votes. But if Biden wins the White House, there is a chance to...
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Friday, August 14, 2020
Don't be Hoodwinked by Trump's UAE-Israel "Peace Deal"
"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...
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"The sad truth is that 30 years after the supposed end of the Cold War," write Benjamin and Davies, " the U.S. military-industrial complex has failed to reimagine itself in anything but Cold War terms, and its 'New' Cold War is just a revival of the old Cold War that it spent the last three decades telling us it already won." (Image: CodePink) Views
Monday, August 03, 2020
US Cold War China Policy Will Isolate the US, Not China
Tensions between the United States and China are rising as the U.S. election nears, with tit-for-tat consulate closures, new U.S. sanctions and no less than three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups prowling the seas around China. But it is the United States that has initiated each new escalation...
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Democratic senator and Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks with U.S. Marine generals before a development meeting between Iraqi and American government officials and Sunni sheikhs September 6, 2007 in Ramadi, Anbar Province, Iraq. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
King Joe and the Round Table: Biden's America in a Multipolar World
In an article in Foreign Affairs in March titled, “Why America Must Lead Again,” Joe Biden claimed that “the world doesn’t organize itself,” and promised to “put the U.S. back at the head of the table” among the nations of the world. But the premise that the world can only organize itself under the...
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