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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


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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