Social Justice Advocate Medea Benjamin

Marc talks with Medea Benjamin, the cofounder of CODEPINK, a women-initiated movement to wage peace, and the founding director of Global Exchange, an international human rights organization. Medea is the co-editor of the 2005 book Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism; in 2005, she was one of a thousand outstanding women nominated to receive a collective Nobel Peace Prize.

Medea spoke to us from Haiti. She’ll be in Baltimore this Sunday, Jan 31, to give a lecture titled "From Afghanistan to Gaza: Working Toward a More Peaceful World," presented by the 8th annual Ric Pfeffer Lecture and Baltimore Tikkun. The lecture is 7-9 p.m. at 2640 St. Paul Street. (For more information about the lecture, call 410-466-7344 or email

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Marc Steiner

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  1. Mary Wagner says:

    My sister Meta Barnett, has been severely abused and her inheritance cleaned out by Guardians and their family members. Reported abuses to Adult Protective Services in Anne Arundel County and Suprvisor sent copies of complaints of abuse and Supervisor sent letter back saying she cannot find a reason to investigate. The abuse has been going on since 2004 and no one cares. I have Court papers and financial records that the court gave me. Hearing was like being in a Nazi Court and Meta being treated like someone who no right to even ask to be taken care of or protected. Court azppointed lawyers DID NOT PROTECT MY META IN COURT BUT PROTECTED THE ABUSERS. It cost Meta over $3,000 the 2 times she went to court. All is documented and I am furious that Corrupt Judges can destroy many lives without feeling bad. I guess they have no soul or conscience.

    Please help. There has to many more in the same position as me and no one wants to help.

    Mary Wagner 410-590-4554

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