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.
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 mainstream media and politics undertake an adequate job on shedding light on it:
Victims of U.S. Foreign Policy
In this video, Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of CODEPINK, author and activist, sheds light on the victims of U.S. foreign policy and how her organization assists them:
Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as „one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights“ by New York Newsday, and „one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement“ by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. She is the author of nine books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection, and her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet, The Other Words, and TeleSUR.
CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.
Top photo | 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)
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