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Medea Benjamin: Resisting the Empire
Ground the Drones, Shrink the Pentagon, Create Peace
Creative action is what CODE PINK co-founder Medea Benjamin is all about! An advocate for social justice for more than 30 years, Medea has been described as “one of America's most committed – and most effective – fighters for human rights” and “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement.”
Emma's Revolution is the duo of award-winning activist musicians, Pat Humphries & Sandy O. They will join Medea Benjamin and inspire us with a couple of songs.
"Gorgeous close harmonies and unsinkable tunefulness . . . Newest disc 'Revolutions Per Minute' is a front-to-back gem." ~Iowa City Press-Citizen
Medea is a leader in challenging the powerful forces of lobby groups, from AIPAC to the NRA, and weapons manufacturers which have a near death grip on the policies coming out of Washington.
Recently returned from solidarity trips to Gaza and to protest U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Medea will discuss the state of the Obama administration's foreign policy, including the implications of U.S. drone warfare; the need to force a contraction of the Pentagon budget and move us into an economy based on peaceful coexistence and preserving the planet; and the role of peace activists in exacting these changes.
Sliding scale donation $5-$10; no one turned away. Proceeds after expenses will be donated to legal expenses of anti-drone protesters.
Sponsors: United for Justice with Peace; Massachusetts Peace Action; Code Pink Greater Boston; Veterans for Peace; Women's International League for Peace & Freedom; Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights; Code Pink of Maine; United National Antiwar Coalition; Cambridge UJP; Dorchester People for Peace; Arlington UJP; Newton Dialogues; Pax Christi Metrowest; Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment; Metrowest Peace Action.