A US Military Veteran and ‘Aid Volunteer’ Sends Death Threat to Venezuela Embassy Defenders

Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido’s aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy defenders “we are coming to get you with plenty of ammunition.”

Luis Medina

Grayzone --  A far-right Venezuelan opposition activist emailed a death threat to human rights activists from the peace group CODEPINK. The threat was delivered when CODEPINK was helping to protect the Venezuelan government’s embassy in Washington, DC from an illegal takeover by Juan Guaidó’s US-backed coup administration. This rabid opposition

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Voices from Inside the Besieged Venezuelan Embassy

“If [the U.S. invades the Venezuelan Embassy] tomorrow, it will send a message to the world that no embassy is safe in the United States… it’s a message that ‘if you don’t bow down to us, do what we tell you, put in the government that we’d like, we will take your embassy.”  – Kevin Zeese

Medea Benjamin | Venezuelan Embassy

VENEZUELAN EMBASSY, WASHINGTON -- A group of activists banding together as the “Embassy Protection Collective,” in defense of the sovereignty of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, defied orders by the U.S. government to vacate the premises by the 25th of April. Later in the morning, the Trump administration's special envoy to Venezuela, Elliot

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US Rep. Calls Police on Supporters of Congresswoman Trying to Organize Delegation to West Bank

“Instead of her [Rep. Tlaib] talking about things, she’s new here, she ought to listen and learn and open her mind and then come to some conclusions.” — Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

CODEPINK | Protest Brian Babin

WASHINGTON -- Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the first Palestinian American elected to Congress, is encountering roadblocks erected by a senior Democrat and a Republican lawmaker in her bid to bring a congressional delegation to the illegally occupied West Bank. Tlaib’s plans are meant as a rebuke of the tours of Israel sponsored by the

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CODEPINK Co-Director Ariel Gold Denied Entry and Deported by Israel for Her Pro-BDS Stance

“The goal of denying me and others entry is to obstruct our relationships with Palestinians on the ground, and with their peaceful movement for freedom and equal rights. As a result, Israel is increasingly isolating itself as a pariah state.” – Ariel Gold

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- Just a few months after Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry released a full list of organizations whose activists will be barred from entering Israel for advancing the cause of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement, Jewish-American activist and CODEPINK national co-director Ariel Gold was denied entry and then

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I Am American, Jewish, and Banned From Israel for My Activism

This month, the Israeli government announced that activists. including Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel due to support for the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin walks with other protesters against the Republican health care bill as they were escorted by the U.S. Capitol Police officers away from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., July 17, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

This month, the Israeli government announced that activists affiliated with 20 organizations, including my organization Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. As a Jew, this causes me

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Watch: CODEPINK Founder on Military Industrial Complex & Victims of U.S. Foreign Policy

Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of CODEPINK, talks about the military industrial complex – it’s history and the cultural role it plays in our society, and sheds light on the victims of U.S. foreign policy and how her organization assists them.

CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, right and other CODEPINK protestors, a group opposed to U.S. militarism, disrupt the start of the Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for John Brennan, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Military Industrial Complex In this video, Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of CODEPINK, author and activist, talks about the military industrial complex – it’s history and the cultural role it plays in our society. In addition, Benjamin surfaces the effects that the military industrial complex has on our democracy and security and whether

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