Medea Benjamin

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Medea Benjamin is co-director of the peace group CODEPINK. Her latest book is Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic.

A foreign policy, untethered to corporate interests, would jettison the imperial framework of “American exceptionalism” and instead respect the sovereignty of other nations. Read more

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