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10 Good Things About 2019

Remembering some of the gains in the difficult year of 2019 can help inspire us for the critical struggles ahead.

Medea Benjamin ·


The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work

The underlying fault is not in how the U.S. tries and fails to reconstruct societies destroyed by its "regime changes," but in the fundamental illegitimacy of regime change itself.

Medea Benjamin ·


Five Years After Obama’s Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From the "Trump Effect"

Trump’s policies are making life harder for Cuba’s 10 million people.

Medea Benjamin ·


Trump Was Right Before He Was Wrong: NATO Should Be Obsolete

In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism.

Medea Benjamin ·


"They're Killing Us Like Dogs"—A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help

Writing this dispatch from Bolivia, the conflict here is spiraling out of control and I fear it will only get worse.

Medea Benjamin ·


Why Aren't People in the US Rising Up Like Those Elsewhere in the World?

Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can safely ignore the concerns and interests of ordinary people.

Medea Benjamin ·


Neoliberalism’s Children Rise Up to Demand Justice in Chile and the World

It is entirely fitting that Chile should be in the vanguard of the protests sweeping the world in this Autumn of Discontent, since Chile served as the laboratory for the neoliberal transformation of economics and politics that has swept the world since the 1970s.

Medea Benjamin ·


Trump’s Fake Withdrawal From Endless War

Despite his endless promises to end these wars, Trump has instead been dropping more bombs and missiles on other countries than Bush II and Obama put together—a terrifying feat.

Medea Benjamin ·

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