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Commentary :: Politics
BTL:Code Pink Brings Creativity and New Energy to Progressive Activism.
01 Oct 2004
Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Alert, Women for Peace, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Code Pink Brings Creativity and New Energy to Progressive Activism

Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Alert, Women for Peace, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

In 1988, activist Medea Benjamin cofounded Global Exchange, an international human rights organization promoting environmental, political and social justice. Among its many projects, the organization offers reality tours for North Americans to learn first-hand about conditions on the ground in hotspots around the world. Global Exchange is also bringing a group of election observers from around the world to monitor the U.S. presidential election in November. Benjamin was the California Green Party's candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in 2000.

After the Bush administration launched its war on terrorism and announced color-coded terror alerts, Benjamin and others founded a new group called Code Pink Alert -- Women for Peace, to give voice to women and men who oppose the administration's pre-emptive war strategy and attacks on civil liberties. Members of Code Pink were among the most creative and visible activists at protests outside both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this summer.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus recently spoke with Medea Benjamin, who discussed the work Code Pink does to shake up the establishment and keep activists energized.

For more information, including a list of Code Pink's local chapters, call 1 (800) 497-1994 or visit the group's website at www.codepinkalert.org

Related links:


"Anti-war Message Banned at Democratic National Convention," Interview with Medea Benjamin, conducted by Scott Harris, Between The Lines for Week Ending 8/13/04

"Progressive Groups Organize 200 Peace Vigils and Public Forums Across U.S. to Observe 1-Year Anniversary of Sept. 11," Interview with Medea Benjamin, conducted by Scott Harris, Between The Lines Week Ending 9/13/02

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