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CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin takes a look inside Iran

Beyond Nuclear International

Anti-war activist wants peace talks with Iran, not crushing sanctions

By Sophia Akram, The Iranian

Medea Benjamin’s entry into the public sphere came with disruptive vigor in May 2013, when she interrupted an address by former US President Barack Obama to object to his then policy on the use of armed drones.

Obama responded to Benjamin at the time saying, “The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to… these are tough issues, and the suggestion that we can gloss over them is wrong.”

The incident perhaps gave Benjamin a bigger audience for her activism via the organization CODEPINK, through which she had been involved for years. And through which she’s tackled a number of global issues across the world.

Having looked at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a book published in 2016, she’s now taking on Iran.

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September 12, 2018 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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