Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement is Part of Every Other Social Movement

Medea Benjamin at the United National Antiwar Coalition Conference 2020. Benjamin is a co-founder of Code Pink and a veteran peace activist. Here she answers the question “what should people do to advance the peace movement at this time?”

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39 thoughts on “Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement is Part of Every Other Social Movement

  1. “Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”
    — Herman Goering

  2. Thank you Medea!!! I so want to hear Bernie talk about ending the wars. More? Am I missing him talking about it. Tulsi is the only one I've heard talking about ending war. Bernie would for sure pick up the Trump voters who are massively dissapointed in Trump for not pulling out of the wars, like he promised.

  3. She could have added tto have those on SSDI, Social security because the arbitragers sytole their pension funds should also be marching in the streets against austerity.

  4. Nice to see MB without a 200 pound thug in a suit or uniform trying to break her arm. Must anger them knowing this 90 pound (wet) woman has bigger balls then they ever will.

  5. Why does congress hem and haw and bicker forever over social issues based on affordability, yet pass massive military spending increases in the blink of an eye???

  6. I am so glad Medea has come up from Zionism. She has made up for the damage she did to the anti war effort during the run up to the second Iraq war.
    What an amazing transition!

  7. You want make peace with a regime who killed over 1500 Iranian people in one mount then next mounts shot down Ukrainian airplane full of Iranian on it and denying it bulldozing all evidences we Iranians have no peace with this regime the Islamist regime must go and you bitch will pay for your lip service for this regime we will take you to court just like nazi cooperators

  8. The USA simply cannot continue to police every region of the world. It is breaking us financially. If we do not reduce the defense budget, we will eventually implode the dollar and the bond market.

  9. Medea is correct. THE ANTI -WAR MOVEMENT

    We’ve never heard anyone who advocates for world peace suggest that if the US or its allies were invaded we shouldn’t have a military response. The “anti-war movement” is specifically against US and NATO invasions of sovereign nations that have never threatened us militarily and moreover lacked the military capability of attacking the US. This raises an important question: how could anyone except a sociopath be “pro war”?

  10. Wow there are some pretty nasty comments below. Isn't it nice to be able to speak your mind and not be punished for it? I suppose I am only kidding myself thinking that might be true. Criticism is not racism but it would seem that freedom of speech means that I can say whatever I want just as long as it does not offend anyone? I agree with Medea on some points but not everyone has to agree with everything in order to know the difference between what is wrong and what is right. That is primarily what is at fault with our current political system that no sitting politician is interested in fixing because the current rules and laws serve and protect them and not the citizens of the country. It does not seem to matter where one goes, we are all under some form of dictatorship and we have also been tricked into paying dearly for that privilege here in North America. We are existing in a time where if it can be corrupted, it is already corrupted. Profit before people will continue to exist unless or until the good people stand united and demand the necessary changes to ensure corruption takes a back seat to what is most important and that is the majority of the people and what is best for us as a spiritual species.

  11. Isn't someone trying to unite "movements" how the corrupt forms of government and law enforcement began in the first place?? This is obviously someone who is completely oblivious to the realities of society and social culture. Just go back home to your cats lady…

  12. Who can forget how wonderful Iraq use to be under control of Saddam Husseien, his sons grabbing young women off the streets of Bagdad & raping them. The killing of the Kurdish people. The oil fires set off under Saddam's orders causing environmental nightmares. Good times.

  13. Now this is only my opinion and I could be wrong but this lady is nothing short of cultural secularist
    combined with socialism… that's to say being flesh and blood having a socialistic mindset wherin government trumps God

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