Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin

Opinion

Emulate Mandela, free Gitmo prisoners

Even though some progress has been made and some prisoners have been repatriated, there are still 158 behind bars.

Emulate Mandela, free Gitmo prisoners

Opinion

It's time to put an end to Israel's don't ask-don't tell nuclear policy

The P5+1 countries are encouraged by the nuclear talks with Iran, but Israel remains a spoiler despite its own nukes.

It's time to put an end to Israel's don't ask-don't tell nuclear policy

Politics

Egypt joins Israel as Gaza's jailer

A grassroots protest petition circulates as the Egyptian military increasingly isolates the Gazans.

Egypt joins Israel as Gaza's jailer

Politics

John Kerry sells a war that Americans aren't buying

If Congress approves military action in Syria, they will fail to represent the people who elected them.

John Kerry sells a war that Americans aren't buying

Politics

US encourages democracy in Yemen, then turns deaf ear

The drone assault on Yemen mocks the vote by a US-supported national unity conference to ban extra-judicial killings.

US encourages democracy in Yemen, then turns deaf ear

Politics

Gazan suffering treated as side show to Egyptian ‘main stage act’

No matter who is president or which party rules in Egypt, the Palestinians of Gaza pay the price when turmoil reins.

Gazan suffering treated as side show to Egyptian ‘main stage act’

Politics

Jailed for sailing to Gaza

Two boats of solidarity activists on their way to Gaza were intercepted by the Israeli navy in international waters.

Jailed for sailing to Gaza

Politics

War crimes good, exposing them bad

While military and political leaders accused of war crimes sleep soundly, one alleged whistleblower languishes in jail.

War crimes good, exposing them bad