Medea Benjamin,

Medea Benjamin

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Medea:

Who's winning the economic war over Ukraine — and who's losing? It's not a pretty picture

Neither Ukraine nor Russia is "winning" — but Saudi Arabia, the oil companies and the arms industry certainly are → Read More

Who’s Winning And Losing The Economic War Over Ukraine?| Countercurrents

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. DaviesWith the Ukraine war now reaching its one-year mark on February 24, the Russians have not achieved a military → Read More

How Spin And Lies Fuel A Bloody War Of Attrition In Ukraine

Now America is at war again, in Ukraine, and the spin continues. This war involves Russia, Ukraine, the United States and its NATO allies. No party to this → Read More

Media spin and politicians' lies are fueling a bloody war of attrition in Ukraine

As a proxy war between Russia and the U.S. drags on, neither side is telling the truth — and the media plays along → Read More

What Can The United States Bring To The Peace Table For Ukraine?| Countercurrents

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has just issued its 2023 Doomsday Clock statement, calling this “a time of unprecedented danger.” It has advanced the → Read More

Can NATO and the Pentagon find a diplomatic off-ramp from the Ukraine war?

U.S. and NATO leaders finally take baby steps toward negotiations but will it be enough? → Read More

Can NATO And The Pentagon Find A Diplomatic Off-Ramp From The Ukraine War?| Countercurrents

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. DaviesNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, known for his staunch support for Ukraine, recently revealed his greatest → Read More

A world of possibilities: 10 surprisingly good things that happened in 2022

Lula beat Bolsonaro, the Ethiopian civil war ended and U.S. voters pushed back fascism — just for starters → Read More

Ukraine crisis is a classic "security dilemma" — and it's urgent we find a solution

Both sides have fueled a grueling conflict with no way out — but there's no moral high ground in endless slaughter → Read More

The Ukraine Crisis Is A Classic “Security Dilemma”| Countercurrents

On December 27 2022, both Russia and Ukraine issued calls for ending the war in Ukraine, but only on non-negotiable terms that they each know the other side → Read More

Ten Surprisingly Good Things That Happened In 2022| Countercurrents

With wars raging in Ukraine, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere, Roe v. Wade overturned and our resources being wasted on militarism instead of addressing the → Read More

It's time for a Christmas truce in Ukraine — and real peace talks

Neither side can win militarily — and Ukraine will never be in a stronger position. The choice is peace or disaster → Read More

Congress wants to spend billions on new weapons for possible ground war with Russia

Why do powerful senators want to load up on expensive weapons, far beyond what the U.S. has sent to Ukraine? → Read More

Congressional Amendment Opens Floodgates For War Profiteers And A Major Ground War On Russia| Countercurrents

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Senators Inhofe and Reed from the Senate Armed Services Committee Photo credit: AP If the powerful leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senators Jack Reed (D) and Jim Inhofe (R), have their way, Congress will soon invoke wartime emergency powers to build up even greater stockpiles of Pentagon weapons. The amendment is supposedly designed to… → Read More

What To Expect From COP27 In Egypt’s Police State: An Interview With Sharif Abdel Kouddous| Countercurrents

The global climate meeting called COP27 (the 27th Conference of Parties) will be held in the remote Egyptian desert resort of Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt from → Read More

Chorus for Peace in Ukraine Sings Louder

Ukraine has been wracked by shocking destruction and deadly violence since Russia invaded the country in February. Estimates of the death toll range from a confirmed minimum of 27,577 people, including 6,374 civilians, to over 150,000. The slaughter can only get more horrific as long as all sides, including the United States and its NATO… Continue reading Chorus for Peace in Ukraine Sings Louder → Read More

The Growing Chorus For Peace In Ukraine| Countercurrents

Ukraine has been wracked by shocking destruction and deadly violence since Russia invaded the country in February. Estimates of the death toll range from a → Read More

In major break with Biden administration, 30 House progressives call for ceasefire in Ukraine

In a first sign of pushback, progressives call for "diplomatic push" with Putin to reach a "realistic" ceasefire → Read More

Joe Biden's broken promise to avoid war with Russia could lead to Armageddon

“We will not fight a war with Russia in Ukraine," Biden told us in March. But that war has already started → Read More

Nuclear Extortion? Abolish Nuclear Weapons| Countercurrents

by Marcy Winograd and Medea BenjaminIn a moment of candor, President Biden told Democratic Party contributors the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is the highest → Read More