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Activist and Author Medea Benjamin

Darryl Neher interviews Medea Benjamin, a co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink and the fair trade advocacy group Global Exchange.

Medea Benjamin in pink sweater, resting head on fist, with blossoming bush behind her

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Medea Benjamin

It sounds so negative—the protest, against drones, against this, against war. In reality, it’s all about the positive.

Medea Benjamin is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations. She is the editor or author of eight books, her latest being Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.

Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, and Alternet.

She was a key player in the campaign that won a $20 million settlement from American clothing retailers for the use of sweatshop labor in Saipan, and influenced Starbucks and other companies to carry fair trade coffee.

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