I’m privileged to have Medea Benjamin as a guest. She’s one of the best known and most effective of the 21st century peacemakers. Her book Drone Warfare shows how weapons created an extreme armed response. Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She received numerous prices, including: the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial, the Gandhi Peace Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Award. Welcome, Medea Benjamin.
Medea: Thank you.
Blase: Tell me about the Kingdom of the Unjust and the Saudi connection. It’s a new book by you. In what ways is the Saudi government unjust?
Medea: Just about everything having to do with Saudi Arabia is unjust. We can start how they treat women and millions of migrant workers, how they treat religious minorities, you name it and we can get into it. And that’s just the internal. Then we can go into the foreign policy issues. (Read More)