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This Week's Show
Episode 101: New Nuclear Weapons; Selective Service; Rape in the US military (July 22nd, 2021): This week on CODEPINK Radio host Marcy Winograd interviews Marylia Kelly, Executive Director of Tri-Valley Cares, an anti-nuclear organization based in Livermore. The organization is part of a coalition suing the Department of Energy for failing to conduct a comprehensive programmatic environmental assessment of increased nuclear bomb core production for new nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. (ICBM's) This show also features CODEPINK Congress interviews with author Rivera Sun, activist Ed Hasbrouck and Veterans for Peace President Adrienne Kinne on legislation to abolish the Selective Service and efforts to defeat legislation to expand Selective Service to include women. Lastly, this episode also contains testimony from March 2021 hearings conducted by New York Senator Kristin Gillibrand who has introduced legislation to address the problem of rampant sexual harassment and sexual assault in the U.S. military. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 102: Middle East
Episode 97: Deep Dive into Wasteful Pentagon Spending (June 24th, 2021): In this episode, we'll take a deep dive into the Pentagon budget. During the first half of the program, Carley Towne interviews Miriam Pemberton, author of Six Stops on the National Security Tour: Warfare Economies & Other Ambitions about how we can demilitarize the economy. Then, CODEPINK organizer Cody Urban talks with James Ehlers, an activist in Vermont about our ongoing campaign to Divest Vermont from the War Machine and the F-35 program there. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 94: China Is Not Our Enemy! (June 10th, 2021): Today our show is about the US Senate bill funding more aggression on China, Marcy Winograd reads all 1,145 pages and breaks it down for us. Scary stuff that is being railroaded to a vote. #ChinaIsNotOurEnemy. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 93: Stop US Support for Saudi Arabia (June 3rd, 2021): Hear from Sunjeev Bery, executive director of Freedom Forward, which works to end the U.S’s cozy alliance with Saudi Arabia and Abdullah Alaoudh, research director at DAWN (Democracy for the Arab World Now), which was founded by murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. They will be in conversation with CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 92: In Defense of Whistleblowers and Journalists (May 27th, 2021) This episode features comments by drone whistleblower Daniel Hale, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James Risen, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's half brother Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange's attorney and partner Stella Moris, as well as Policy Director for Defending Rights and Dissent Chip Gibbons. Some of our guests were featured recently on CODEPINK Congress, a Tuesday night program, focused on demilitarization and foreign policy. This show takes a close look at how whistleblowers Hale and Assange revealed war crimes by the US government, as well as how the Espionage Act of 1917 is used to crush dissent. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 91: Coup in El Salvador & Massacres in Colombia (May 20th, 2021) In the first half of the program, CODEPINK's Teri Mattson speaks with Alexis Stoumbelis of CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, about the recent judicial coup in El Salvador. In the second half, CODEPINK's Leonardo Flores speaks with Zoe Alexandra of People's Dispatch about the violent repression of protests in Colombia. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 90: Yellow Peril & the U.S.’s Maligning of China (May 13, 2021) On today’s show, we will hear in the first half from Tobita Chow, Co-Founder and Director of Justice Is Global, about the U.S. Senate's new anti-China bill, the Strategic Competition Act, and why the bill's text is harmful. In the second half of the show, we'll hear excerpts from a recent China Is Not Our Enemy webinar Dragon Ladies, Sex, Nuclear Weapons, and Death, based on a satirical article that featured guests Lily Tang, Molly Hurley, and Jacklyn Waight wrote in response to the Atlanta shootings, which horrifically took the lives of six Asian women. The webinar highlights the intersections of gender/race/imperialism when it comes to violence against Asian/Pacific Islander women. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 89: Yemen: Famine and Future (May 6, 2021) Today on CODEPINK radio show we will be talking about Yemen with Hassan El-Tayyab from FCNL and Iman Saleh from Yemeni Liberation Movement. There has been a lot of turbulence around Yemen the past couple weeks both in congress and in the grassroots. Iman and Yemeni Liberation Movement was just in DC on a hunger strike, so we will hear from Iman about that experience and we will also hear about action for Yemen happening in Congress from Hassan. We will also listen to CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin who attended General Dynamics (GD) annual general meeting in Reston, Virginia and confronted the CEO and the board with questions about the company's weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and other repressive regimes, such as the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 88: Closing Overseas Bases & Guantanamo Prison (April 29, 2021) On today's program, we first hear from Christine Ahn, founder, Women Cross DMZ. Ahn heads a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War and ensure women's leadership in peace building. Next, Marcy Winograd interviews David Vine, Professor of political anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. Toward the end of the program, we hear from another recent guest on CODEPINK Congress: Chris Anders, Senior Legislative Counsel for the ACLU, discusses the necessary steps to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 87: Climate Crisis & Militarism and Elections in Ecuador (April 22, 2021) On this show, we'll hear from Teri Mattson and Leonardo Flores about Ecuador's elections, where they were part of an electoral observation mission sent by CODEPINK. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 86: China is Not Our Enemy (April 15, 2021) On this show, we will hear excerpts from CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans' interview with Rob Kajiwara, founder of the Peace for Okinawa Coalition 琉球和平联盟, on the Indigenous Okinawan independence movement and why it condemns U.S. militarism against China in the Pacific. In the second half of the show, we'll hear from Madison Tang about her new role as the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign coordinator and updates about campaign. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 85: Putting the Cold War on Trial! (April 8, 2021) On this show, we'll hear select segments from the Cold War Truth Commission that took place on March 21, 2021. We will be featuring talks from Ramsey Clark, Mickey Huff, Jeff Cohen, and CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, and Carley Towne that address various intersections between the Cold War, propaganda, and US imperialism and militarism across the globe. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 84: Rhode Island: Divest from War! (April 1, 2021) On this show we'll hear from a new addition to the CODEPINK team, Moses Hernandez McGavin, about their new role as an organizer with the Divest from the War Machine Campaign. Then, we'll hear from John, Peter, and Linda-- activists in Rhode Island who are working on a historic bill in the Rhode Island State House to divest Rhode Island from the War Machine! Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 83: Sanctions on Nicaragua and Colombia's role in the hybrid war on Venezuela (March 25, 2021) CODEPINK's Teri Mattson interviews Erika Takeo of Friends of the ATC to discuss the sanctions on Nicaragua. In the second half of the show, Leonardo Flores interviews Dr. Angelo Rivero Santos about Colombia's role in the hybrid war on Venezuela. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 82: Eradicating Poverty: What's Imperialism Got to Do With It?! For this week’s episode we are joined by Carolyn Baker of the General BakerInstitutein Detroit and a member of the National Welfare Rights Union and Sheila Xiao of Pivot to Peace. This episode explores the issue of poverty through a human rights framework— how it has been addressed in China and how it continues to be ignored in the United States. Join the National Welfare Rights Union this Thursday, March 18th at 7:00 ET/ 4:00PM PT for their Truth Commission- Poverty in Allit’sForms is Violence: Caregivers Victimized by Poverty Speak Out! You can find more info here. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 81: Tell Congress to Support Palestinian Rights (March 11, 2021) CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd, and Hanieh Jodat-Barnes were joined by four special guests: Huwaida Arraf, co-founder, International Solidarity Movement; Omar Baddar, political analyst & former deputy director, Arab American Institute; Ariel Gold, co-director, CODEPINK; and Estee Chandler, board member, Jewish Voice for Peace. We had an engaging and dynamic discussion of several topics related to the equality and freedom of the Palestinian people. Topics will include the International Criminal Court’s investigation of Israeli war crimes; The Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) movement; the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s definition of anti-Semitism and its threat to free speech; and the Biden administration’s complicity with Israeli apartheid. We asked Biden to reverse two of Trump’s executive orders: Executive Order 13899, adopting the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism as anti-Zionism, and Executive Order 13928, sanctioning those who cooperate with the ICC. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 80: From Europe to Alabama, we're taking on the war machine! (March 4, 2021) For this show we will welcome Atlanta-Based investigative Journalist Taylor Barnes to the show to talk more about a recent article she wrote exploring the concept of economic conversion. Next, our very own Nancy Mancias will talk with Andrew Hymans with BlackRock's Big Problem, a global network of NGOs, social movements, grassroots activists, finance researchers, and shareholder advocacy organizations. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 79: Sanctions on Venezuela and unrest in Haiti (February 24, 2021) On this episode we will listen to an excerpt of CODEPINK's Peacemaker Salon with Venezuela's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for North America and President of the Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace, Carlos Ron who talks about the outlook for Venezuela-US relations under Biden. On the second half of the show, CODEPINK's Leonardo Flores and Paul Christian Namphy discuss the unrest in Haiti. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 78: China Is Not Our Enemy (February 18, 2021) On this episode of CODEPINK Radio, Jodie Evans delves into the racism that is part and parcel to war. She is joined by Local Peace Economy coordinator, Kelly Curry to talk about the recent Asian American attacks and how we can plant seeds of peace. Then, she is joined by award winning director Peter Getzels to talk about the censorship of his film on the poverty alleviation of China. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 77: The Global Day of Action for Yemen and How We Move Forward (February 11, 2021) This week's radio show discusses the Biden Administration's decision to halt "offensive" support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen. We open with Dr. Cornel West's remarks from the January 25th World Says No to War on Yemen Global Day of Action Webinar. CODEPINK's Danaka Katovich interviews Jehan Hakim from the Yemeni Alliance Committee about the January 25th Global Day of Action for Yemen and gets Jehan's first impressions on the policy changes by the Biden Administration. Hassan El-Tayyab of FCNL gives us a breakdown of how we move forward in Congress to make sure that US support for the war really does end. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 76: Women taking on the War Machine! (February 4, 2021) This week's radio show is all about Women taking on the military industrial complex! First, we'll talk to students at UT Austin who started a new organization, Women for Weapons Trade Transparency, and a new divestment campaign at their school. Then CODEPINK's own Nancy Mancias will talk with Max Moran from the Revolving Door Project about Joe Biden's BlackRock cabinet picks and the implications for both the anti-war and climate movements. Show notes: Follow W2T2 on social media! LinkedIn Website Instagram: @w2t2impact Twitter: @w2t2impact Facebook Find articles we discussed during today's show here. University Texas Dallas Raytheon Technologies Fellowship Program. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 75: Biden policy towards Colombia and El Salvador (January 28, 2021) This week John Lindsay-Poland and Samantha Pineda from CISPES join CODEPINKers Teri Mattson and Leonardo Flores to talk about U.S. policy towards Colombia and Central America. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 74: China Is Not Our Enemy: No Cold War! (January 21, 2021) Cynthia Lazeroff and Robert Kajiwara join CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans, to talk about ways to be engaged to stop the growing cold war towards China. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 73: Beyond the War: Yemeni Futurism with Alia Ali (January 13, 2021) Join CODEPINK and Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation for a conversation with multi-media artist, Alia Ali about her installation "The Red Star". The "Beyond the War" Yemen cultural series will attempt to showcase Yemen outside the realm of tragedy with an emphasis on Yemeni history, celebrations and excellence! Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 72: Introducing the Peace Collective: How do we take on the MIC? January 7, 2021) On today's show, we’ll hear about an exciting new project at CODEPINK. Danaka Katovich and Mary Miller of CODEPINK will discuss the beginning of the Peace Collective, a new initiative to bring more young people who are fed up with endless wars into the peace movement. Then, we'll hear from Stephen Semler of the Security Policy Reform Institute about how our representatives voted on the National Defense Authorization Act. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 71: WTF is going on in Latin America (December 31, 2020) This week on CODEPINK radio, Teri Mattson speaks with journalist Vijay Prashad about his recently released book: Viviremos: Venezuela Vs. Hybrid War. Later, Leonardo Flores speaks with Natasha Ora Bannan about Biden's policy toward Latin America, focusing on Cuba and Puerto Rico. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 70: Planting seeds of Peace (December 24, 2020) This week on the CODEPINK radio air waves, co-founder Jodie Evans talks to Severine von Tscharner Fleming and to CODEPINK’s Local Peace Economy Organizer Kelly Curry about how to plant seeds of peace and divest ourselves, our time, our talent and money from the war economy. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 69: Yemeni Storytelling as Resistance (December 17, 2020) This week CODEPINK's Danaka Katovich and Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation’s Arwa Mokdad are joined by Atiaf Alwazir to discuss Storytelling as Resistance. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 68: Understanding the Military Industrial Complex (December 10, 2020) This week on CODEPINK radio, our Co-Director Carley Towne speaks with Jan Weinberg of Show Up America! about the connection between the war machine and think tanks. On the second part of the show, CODEPINK's co-founder, Jodie Evans is joined by renowned feminist scholar, Tithi Bhattacharya to discuss what a Feminist Foreign Policy would look like. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 67: Guatemala Protests and Elections in Venezuela (December 3, 2020) This week on the CODEPINK radio, Teri Mattson interviews Annie Bird about the protests in Guatemala. Then, she and Leonardo Flores discuss the upcoming elections in Venezuela, where a CODEPINK delegation will be observing the process. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 66: China is Not Our Enemy: Feminism Not Militarism (November 26, 2020) This week on the CODEPINK radio air waves, co-founder Jodie Evans discusses the Feminst Foreign Policy Project. We hear from Christine Ahn, Gloria Steinem, Cindy Wiesner, Diana Duarte, and Medea Benjamin on what it means to have feminst foreign policy and how we should be approaching foreign policy with a Biden Presidency. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 65: Palestinian Feminist Leaders Under Attack in the Middle East (November 19, 2020) In this week's episode, we address feminism from Palestine to the U.S. Our own Ariel Gold speaks to Yafa Jarrar, the daughter of imprisoned Palestinian feminist and lawmaker Khalida Jarrar. They discuss why her mother is such a threat that Israel is detaining her without charge or trial. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 64: From France to California, Let's Divest BlackRock! (November 12, 2020) In this week's episode, we explore the grassroots campaign from Paris to California against the largest asset manager in the world, BlackRock. On the first part of the show, CODEPINK's Nancy Mancías takes us to Paris, France, to talk about the trial of an Extinction Rebellion activist who held an action in the Blackrock offices there. Then CODEPINK's Kelsey Zazanis talks to a student activist from the University of California about the ongoing campaign against BlackRock. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 63: People's power triumphs in South America (November 6, 2020) In this week's episode, CODEPINK's Teri Mattson talks to Patricio Zamorano about the referendum in Chile. For the second part of the show, Leonardo Flores and Thomas Becker give us an election update from Bolivia. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 61: How Saudi Arabia oppresses and holds women captive and a Conversation with Dr. James Zogby (October 22, 2020) This week, CODEPINK's national co-director Ariel Gold talks with Dr. James Zogby, president and founder of the Arab American Institute. They discuss the upcoiming election and what a Biden presidency would mean for Arab-Americans and the struggle for Palestinian rights. The second part of todays program includes CODEPINK's Middle East coordinator Danaka Katovich discussing Saudi Arabia's male guardianship and Kafala systems with Dr. Hala Aldosari and Bethany Alhaidari. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 60: Divest from BlackRock & Defund the Pentagon (October 15, 2020)
Episode 59: Cuban Doctors speak with Vijay Prashad and Danny Glover (October 8, 2020)
Episode 58: China is Not Our Enemy: A Conversation with the Qiao Collective (October 1, 2020)
Episode 57: Is Trump really an anti-war candidate? A discussion with two generals (September 24, 2020)
On September 7, Trump spoke out against the revolving door of U.S. weapons sales and endless wars. Pushing back against a report in the Atlantic that he had disparaged fallen U.S. soldiers as “suckers” and “losers,” he accused Pentagon leaders of wanting “to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.” As part of his claim to be a peacemaker, he announced troop withdrawals from Iraq and has been bragging about the Israel-UAE peace deal.
So how do we respond to Trump’s insistence that he is a peacemaker and his accusations that if Biden is elected, we will be stuck in endless wars? Medea speaks with two retired military colonels, Larry Wilkerson and Ann Wright. Larry Wilkerson, a professor at the College of William & Mary, is a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Since the end of his military career, Wilkerson has publicly criticized many aspects of the Iraq War, including his own preparation of Powell's presentation to the UN about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, as well as other aspects of US policy in the Middle East. Ann Wright, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia and received the State Department’s Award for Heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2,500 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone. She was on the first State Department team to go to Afghanistan and helped reopen the Embassy there in December 2001. On March 19, 2003, the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Ann Wright resigned in opposition and has been working for peace ever since, including with CODEPINK and Veterans for Peace. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 56: How can you divest from war? (September 17, 2020) This week's radio show is dedicated to a very important topic: how can YOU divest from the war machine? We speak to two guests who explain how we can divest from the war machine in our local communities.Our first guest, Kelsey Zazanis, is an organizer on CODEPINK Divest from the War Machine Campaign. We’ll talk to Kelsey about an exciting development in the campaign: the city of San Luis Obispo voted 5-0 to divest from the war machine and prioritize a socially responsible investment policy. Then Amy Domini of Domini Funds joins CODEPINK's Jodie Evans to discuss how philanthropic and investment foundations can choose to divest from weapons and continue to demilitarize the world we live in. If you want to learn more about divestment, Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 55: “Unforgetting” US Imperialism: El Salvador and Nicaragua (September 9, 2020) In the first half of the show, journalist Ben Norton from The Grayzone joins CODEPINK's Leonardo Flores for an interview about Nicaragua. In the second half, educator and author Robert Lovato discusses his latest book Unforgetting with CODEPINK's Teri Mattson. Both guests appear on CODEPINK's Latin America weekly series WTF is Going on in Latin America? Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 54: Foreign Policy with CODEPINK (September 3, 2020) CODEPINK co-founders Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin reminisce on past RNC disruptions and discuss foreign policy during this round of elections. CODEPINK co-director, Ariel Gold follows up with Jewish Israeli activist and author Miko Peled with a discussion on how he came to be an activist for Palestinian rights, why he supports a one state solution, and the horrible UAE-Israel normalization deal. If you haven't already, sign out petition calling for No Sanctions on Lebanon and follow our CODEPINK activist's current journey providing humanitarian aid in Beirut. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 53: Palestine with Manal Tamimi and China is Not Our Enemy with Vijay Prashad (August 27, 2020) Ariel Gold speaks with Manal Tamimi of the Palestinian village Nabi Saleh and Jodie Evans speaks with Vijay Prashad about China. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 52: Taking on the Military Industrial Complex (August 20, 2020) This week progressive activist Jordan Uhl joins CODEPINK Campaign Manager, Carley Towne to talk about the military complex attempts to recruit teenagers on social media. For the second part of the show, Carley talks to Aleda Gagarian about the necessity of engaging with local representatives. You can read Jordan Uhl's report about military recruitment via Twitch here. Do you know if your congressional representative voted to cut the Pentagon budget by 10%? Find the final roll call here. If they didn't-- it's likely because they receive campaign contributions from weapons manufacturers. Contact your Congressional representative today and tell them to STOP taking campaign contributions from weapons manufacturers! Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 51: Cuba and Haiti: The Human Spirit of the Caribbean (August 13, 2020) Guest Carlos Lazo of Building Bridges talks about his 3,000 mile cycling trip from Seattle to Washington DC. As a Cuban-American, Carlos and several family members rode across the United States to bring awareness of the need to restore trade and diplomatic relations between the two countries including lifting the 60 year embargo. Pierre Labossier of Haiti Action Committee joins the program for the second half hour for a brief discussion on Haitian history and its importance for democracy throughout the hemisphere including the end of neo-colonialism/neoliberalism. We also discuss the expansion of UNIFA (University of the Foundation Aristide) into a teaching hospital as a response to COVID-19. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 50: China Is Not Our Enemy: Honoring Hiroshima and Nagasaki of 1934 - How To Stop The Next Cold War (August 6, 2020) Jodie Evans, CODEPINK’s co-founder, is joined by Margaret Kimberley, author and activist from Black Agenda Report, and Tobita Chow, of Justice Is Global in conversations on how to stop the next Cold War. This week marks the 75th anniversary of the devastating bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and as we remember and reflect, we take the time to highlight the need to de-escalate tensions with China. Thank you for tuning in, you can take action by signing our petitions to tell the media to stop the war mongering, as well as urge Biden in creating a No First Use policy regarding nuclear weapons. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 49: The DNC, Palestine, & The Rise of MbS in Saudi Arabia (July 30, 2020) This week James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute and former member of the DNC Executive Committee, joins CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold to discuss the 2020 DNC draft platform and how it address Palestinian rights. On the second part of the show, she talks to Saudi legal scholar Abdullah Alaoudh about the shifting sands in the Saudi regime as the king's health declines and MbS is soon to take the crown. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 48: What's going on in Portland? (July 23, 2020) - What is going on in Portland? This week we talk to two activists on the ground in Portland, OR, Cody Urban from CODEPINK and Tiffany Tag from Bayan Portland. They'll discuss how local activists are responding to the presence of militarized police forces, including unmarked Federal agents and a local campaign to end Portland State University's relationship with Boeing. Find out how to get more involved in divesting your university from weapons manufacturers and in the intersectional coalition to end Boeing's relationship with Portland State University: Sign the petition to Divest universities from weapons manufacturers, Earth Day to Tax Day Coalition page, Philippine Peoples' State of the Nation Address, International League of Peoples' Struggle - Portland webinar Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 47: COVID-19 & Cuba's International Medical Brigade (July 16, 2020) - CODEPINK's Latin America team compares and contrasts the interventionist foreign policy of the US versus the more humanitarian foreign policy of Cuba. Latin American campaign coordinators Leonardo Flores and Teri Mattson illustrate presidential candidate Joe Biden's historical support of US interventionism in Latin America specific to Venezuela and the region in general. CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin interviews Melissa Barber a US graduate of Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM). The conversation emphasizes Cuba's humanitarian efforts to bring healthcare to underserved communities throughout the world...including those in the United States. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 46: Defunding the War & Police, A Conversation with Netfa Freeman and Senator Nina Turner (July 8, 2020) - Jodie Evans, CODEPINK’s co-founder, is joined by Netfa Freeman of Institute for Policy Studies, and Nina Turner, former Ohio Senator and co-chair for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. Netfa talks us through community control and the process of reimagining what policing looks like as we strive to defund the police, while highlighting the structural power of white supremacy. Nina illustrates the next steps for progressives and shares with us her new social justice project, Hello Somebody-. Thank you for tuning in, you can take action by signing our petitions to defund the Pentagon, end the 1033 Program and call for a Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban doctors. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 45: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen (July 1st, 2020) - As we anticipate Israel's decision in regards to annexation and 4th of July protests in the United States, Ariel Gold joins in conversation with Shireen Al-Adeimi and Hassan El-Tayyab. Shireen Al-Adeimi is a Yemeni-American activist and educator that discusses the history of Yemen in regards to its politics and how an internal struggle led to the U.S.-Saudi intervention that has terrorized the country. Hassan El-Tayyab is a legislative manager for Middle East Policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation that elaborates how Yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis and the pandemic has only worsened its situation with children suffering the most from malnutrition, disease, poverty, and more; even so, aid to Yemen has been drastically cut. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 44: Divestment of Pentagon and Police (June 25, 2020) - Carley Towne, CODEPINK's National Divest Campaigner is joined by Yasmine Taeb of Demand Progress and Raksha Muthukumar of NYC DSA Tech Working Group (which you can follow on Twitter and FaceBook). This week we'll be talking about demilitarizing the police and how tech workers can organize against creating products for the military and the police. You can read the Bay Area Amazonian and Microsoft employees' statements requesting the Amazon and Microsoft companies to take concrete action in defunding/cutting ties with police. Take further action by signing our petitions to defund the Pentagon, end the 1033 Program, and our letter to the Biden and Trump presidential campaigns to adopt a just foreign policy regarding Israel and Palestinian human rights. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 43: Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban Doctors! (June 18, 2020) - CODEPINK Co-founder, Medea Benjamin, is joined by fellow CODEPINK team members. Ariel Gold, the Middle East campaign coordinator, discusses the current Isreal/Palestine conflict and how we are pushing Biden (and Trump) to adopt a just foreign policy. Leonardo Flores, from the Latin America team, gives an update on our campaign to award Cuban doctors the Nobel Peace Prize for the global aid they have provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 42: #BlackLivesMatter: How To Be An Ally (June 9, 2020) - Co-founder Jodie Evans is joined by Eugene Puryear, Marian Moore , and Laura Flynn. Eugene Puryear is a community activist and journalist for BreakThroughNews.org. He talks to us about the first hand action he’s witnessing on the very streets of Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and New York and how to keep this movement going. Marian Moore and Laura Flynn are longtime Minneapolis community activists and organizers. They talk about being social justice activists as white women, their witnessing the unimaginable happenings on Sunday, and how their City Council has decided to dismantle the police. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 41: #BlackLivesMatter (June 4, 2020) - Co-founders Jodie Evans, Medea Benjamin, and co-director Ariel Gold are joined by Darlene Cain and Aqeela Sherills. Darlene Cain, founder of Mothers on the Move. Darlene, who lives in Baltimore, lost her son to police violence a decade ago, and she has been working with other mothers and mentoring youth ever since. Aqeela Sherrills who leads the Newark Community Street Team which over the last 5 years has created a community of well being in Newark where the uprising last weekend was 12,000 with little violence and engagement by the Newark PD who were not in riot gear. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 40: Student Debt and the Poor People's Campaign (May 28, 2020) - Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland are joined by Rev. Liz Theoharis and Liz Cella from the Poor People's Campaign. The PPC is getting ready for A National Call for Moral Revival, a Poor People's Mass and March on Washington as a digital gathering the 20th of June. Liv shares her financial struggles caused by student debt and the impact it has had on her life. The digital gathering is a call for student debt forgiveness, guaranteed adequate income for those unable to work, end to war mongering and more. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 39: Military, Congressional, Industrial Complex: Tips & Tricks / A Conversation with Gareth Porter (May 21, 2020) - Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland are joined by Gareth Porter, an American historian, investigative journalist, author and policy analyst specializing in U.S. national security issues. They discuss policies that favor military endeavors and how it affects American society as well as ways in which we can work towards divestment and dismantling of the Military Industrial Complex. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 38: BlacRock, Divest from War! (May 14, 2020) - This week, Nancy Mancias discusses the upcoming BlackRock virtual protest and the divest from the war machine campaign with Jan Weinberg, Yousef Zakaria from CODEPINK NYC, and Greta Zarro from World BEYOND War. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 37: Healthcare Not Warfare (May 7, 2020) - Carley Towne, CODEPINK's National Divest Campaign Coordinator, is joined by Lindsay Koshagarian from National Priorities Project, and Isaac Evans-Frantz from Actioncorps, and Cody Urban from CODEPINK. The discussion surrounds divesting from the War Machine and the different avenues which one can take within their communities. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 36: CODEPINK's New Good Neighbor Policy (April 23, 2020) - Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland are joined by Steve Ellner, an author and intellectual of Venezuelan politics. Michelle Ellner and Leonardo Flores, leaders for CODEPINK's Latin America campaign, also join the hosts. The group discusses CODEPINK's new Good Neighbor Policy and what that means in regards to Latin America -- namely, Venezuela. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 35: Cuba's Response to the Pandemic (April 9, 2020) - Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland are joined by Manolo Enrique and CODEPINK's Carley Towne. Manolo Enrique gives an account of Cuba's response to the global pandemic; how Cuban citizens and doctors are struggling because of the U.S. blockade but finds solidarity in China and several other countries around the world. Carley Towne talks about CODEPINK's divestment campaign and how you can participate on our April 15th, Tax Day action. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 34: In Conversation with National Priorities Project and Just World Educational (April 2, 2020) - Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland are joined by Lindsay Koshgarian, Helena Cobban, and Leonardo Flores. Lindsay is with the National Priorities Project and discusses how the Unite States was severely unprepared to deal with the pandemic due to lack of funding while over-funding the military. Helena from Just World Educational brings to light the current situation in Syria and the importance of language when speaking on their government. Finally, CODEPINK's own Leonardo speaks on Venezuela and #WagtheDog. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 33: How to Cultivate a Local Peace Economy During Coronavirus (March 26, 2020) - Jodie Evans is this week's host! She is the co-founder of CODEPINK and called in from her home in Venice joined by Ariel Gold and Kenneth Bailey. Jodie discusses how we can cultivate local peace economies in the time of the coronavirus. Ariel reports on the situations in the Middle East with the pandemic and what actions you can take with CODEPINK to demand peace and justice. Kenneth Bailey from Design Studio for Social Innovation shares how they are creating local peace economies within their areas. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 32: The Iraq War Anniversary and the Founding of CODEPINK (March 19, 2020) - Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland have special guests, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK and Hassan Ell-Tayyab, a member of the Defense Committee of National Legislation. Medea recounts the beginning of the Iraq War and how it sparked the movement which created CODEPINK. Hassan speaks about the war in Yemen and how the United States is the one that sells weapons to Saudi Arabia. Both guests address the gross mishandling of the pandemic that the United States has been doing both locally and internationally. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 31: Sanctions as Warfare and the Gaza Flotilla (March 12, 2020) - Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland speak with Mark Weisbrot, Carlos Ron, and Ann Wright. Mark Weisbrot speaks on the effects of sanctions on Venezuela from death to financial insecurity of the entire country as collective punishment. Carlos Ron is the Venezuelan Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs to elaborate on how sanctions, while not recognized as traditional warfare, accomplish the same violence. Ann Wright discusses how sanctions were imposed on Gaza when we were the ones to make the first acts of war against them. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 30: U.S./Mexico Border, Immigration & More! (March 5, 2020) - Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland are joined with immigration attorneys, Jesse Franzblau of the National Immigration Rights Center and Gabby Rosazza of the US Labor Education in the Americas Project. The four reflect on the results from Super Tuesday and how that will affect the migrant situation at the U.S./Mexico Border. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 29: Iranian Student Ban & Julian Assange (February 27, 2020) - Ayanni Godbold, Teri Mattson, and Paki Wieland are joined by Azadeh Shahshahani and Joslyn Erica. Shahshahani discusses the humiliation and discrimination Iranian students are experiencing when trying and failing to return to the United States to pursue their higher education. Erica discusses recent actions in support of Julian Assange. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 28: Afghanistan Elections and Travel to Iran with CODEPINK (February 20, 2020) - Ariel Gold and Teri Mattson are joined by Anne Wright and Medea Benjamin. It's a full Pink house! Anne Wright discusses the recent Afghanistan elections as well as possible peace plans with the United States. Medea Benjamin discusses the travel opportunities with CODEPINK to delegations in Latin America and Iran. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 27: Are Economic Sanctions Warfare? (February 13, 2020) - Teri Mattson and Paki Wieland speak with Christine Ahn, Gail Walker, and Leila Zand about the difference between "hot war" and "war by other means," primarily sanctions. While the presence of militant violence is absent, violence and death remains when resources are kept from citizens and families are kept apart. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 26: CODEPINK Updates from DC (February 6, 2020) - Teri Mattson, Paki Wieland, and CODEPINK DC intern, Ayanni, are joined by economist and columnist, Mark Weisbrot of CEPR to discuss the problems and barriers that places the United States as one of the countries with very low turn out rates. Teri also lists travel opportunities to Latin America with CODEPINK for the upcoming 2020 year. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 25: Israeli "Peace Plan" & Iraq (January 30, 2020) - Ariel Gold and Teri Mattson are joined by Zahra Ali on this week's show. Recap of actions this past week including Swarm the Senate and the action outside the Brazilian Embassy. Zahra Ali is the author of Women and Gender in Iraq and is on CODEPINK Radio to discuss the protests in Iraq that demand U.S. troops out of the country. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 24: Poor People's Campaign & Jan 25, Global Day of Action (January 23, 2020) - Ariel Gold and Paki Wieland are joined by Zillah Wesley and Janelle Bruce of the Poor People's Campaign DC to discuss the history, accomplishments and goals of the organization. They discuss the power of uniting across all people and communities against capitalism whereas segregation weakens the movement. Final reminder to come out Saturday, Jan 25 for International Day of Action for Peace With Iran. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 23: Iran, Palestine, & the International Criminal Court! (January 16, 2020) - Join CODEPINK's Enas al Saffadi and Ariel Gold for updates on the Middle East. The United States assassinated Iranian war leader and now it is up to citizens across the globe to stand up for peace. Learn about International Day of Action on the 25th of January 2020. In other news, the ICC reports that Israel is guilt of war crimes against Palestine. What will this lead to? Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 22: Iran and Latin America with Paki Wieland (January 9, 2020) - Join Paki Wieland as she interviews Teri Wattson for her report back from Venezuela. 45 orders the assassination of Iranian military leader, Qasem Soleimani. How are we to move forward to ensure peace and avoid war? Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 21: 18 Years of Torture in Gitmo with Paki Wieland (January 2, 2020) - Happy New Year! Join Paki Wieland with guests: Medea Benjamin, Helen Schietinger, and Maha Hillal. Paki and guests touch upon several topics such as the underbelly of Cuba, Guantanamo Bay, and the actions here in the United States commemorating the 18th anniversary of its opening as an illegal detention center. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 20: War & Peace with Vijay Prishad (December 19, 2019) - Join Jodie Evans, CODEPINK co-founder and national co-director for a discussion of activism around the world. Her first guest, Vijay Prashad is an expert in Indian politics and discusses recent developments there. After the break, Jodie is joined by Leonardo Flores, a writer and organizer with CODEPINK's Latin America campaign. They talk about social movements south of the border, from Chile to Venezuela, and how they connect to what is going on around the world. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 19: The Afghanistan Papers and the Yemen Amendment (December 12, 2019) - This week, join CODEPINK's national co-director and co-founder, Medea Benjamin, as she interviews two experts on two different Southwest Asian nations. In the first half of the hour, she chats with Matthew Hoh, senior fellow for the Center for International Policy, about the forever war in Afghanistan. After that, she discusses ongoing efforts by the peacemaking community to end the brutal war in Yemen. Her guest for the second half of the hour is Hassan el-Tayyib, Legislative Representative on Middle East Policy for the Friends' Committee on National Legislation. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 18: Uprisings in Lebanon & Suppression in Saudi (December 5, 2019) - Join CODEPINK's Middle East Coordinator, Enas al Saffadi, as they discuss the ongoing protests in Syria and Lebanon. Their guests include Lebanese journalist Doja Dauod and academic scholar Abduallah Aloadah about Saudi Arabia and his father’s arrest. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 17: Live from Bolivia! (November 21, 2019) - Join us as we discuss the important actions happening around the recent US-backed coup. CODEPINK Co-Founder, Medea Benjamin, joins live from La Paz, Bolivia to discuss what is happening on the ground there. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 16: From Palestine to Bolivia (November 14, 2019) - Ariel Gold and Middle East Campaign manager Enas al Saffadi discuss the recent tragedies in Palestine and Leonardo Flores discusses the coup in Bolivia and Venezuela. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 14: Life for Iranians Under U.S. Sanctions and Kings Bay Plowshares (October 31, 2019) - CODEPINK's Paki Wieland hosts and talks with CODEPINK's Ariel Gold about her recent trip to Iran life for Iranians under U.S. sanctions with Jamal Abdi, National Iranian American Council. Next we discuss the outcome of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Trial with Sam Husseini, Institute for Policy Accuracy. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 12: Jewish Activism from the U.S.-Mexico Border to Palestine (October 17, 2019) - CODEPINK's Ariel Gold discusses Jewish activism from the US-Mexico border to Palestine. Guest speakers Carolyn Karcher, editor of the book Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism and Abby Stein of Never Again Actions to Stop ICE. They discuss how blatantly Israel tries to blind the realities of what is truly happening in Palestine. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 11: A Tale of Two Countries, Venezuela and Honduras (October 10, 2019) - Hosted by CODEPINK's Paki Wieland. This week's episode illuminate How the US reacts to these two sovereign countries with CODEPINK's Latin America team, Leonardo Flores and Teri Mattson. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Episode 10: The Anniversary of Khashoggi's Murder & Boycott Saudi Campaign (October 3, 2019) - Hosted by CODEPINK co-founder, Medea Benjamin. This week's episode will be about the anniversary of Khashoggi murder and CODEPINK's Saudi boycott campaign with Ariel Gold. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 9: Climate Strike and Global Economy Meet BlackRock (September 26, 2019) - CODEPINK Co-Founder, Jodie Evans, invites Lindsey Allen, executive director of Rainforest Action Network to talk about the Global Climate Strike and the Amazon. Nancy Mancias of CODEPINK to talk about BlackRock and it’s contribution to planet destruction. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 8: The Current Uprising and Possible Solutions in Kashmir (September 19, 2019) - CODEPINK's Paki Wieland will be discussing the situation in Kashmir with Pakistani Feminist & anti-war activist, Sameena Nazir, looking at both the roots of the current uprising and possible solutions to the situation. Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, recently visited with President Trump. The purpose of this visit and the United States follow-up will be topics of discussion. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 7: The Anti-Nuke Nuns Give Us Hope for the Future (September 12, 2019) - Hosted by CODEPINK's Paki Wieland, guest speakers include the anti-nuke nuns Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert, and our two DC Interns Clara Trippe and Raegan Davis are our guests. We will look at past activities upon which we, in the present, are continuing to work for a just, nuclear weapon free world. These intergenerational CODEPINK identified women will share their visions and aspirations. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 6: International Peace Activism & Whistleblowers (September 5, 2019) - This week, join CODEPINK co-founder and co-director, Jodie Evans. Guest speakers include Daniel Ellsberg, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers and Yifat Susskin, MADRE partners with women's human rights activists to create programs in their communities that meet urgent needs and create lasting change. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 5: Root Causes of Migration (August 29, 2019) - This CODEPINK radio show will be hosted by CODEPINK's Teri Mattson, Latin America Campaign Manager, will discuss the root causes of migration from the Northern Triangle with special emphasis on El Salvador and the revocation of TPS would affect 250,000 Salvadorans living in the US. Followed by Kelly Curry, CODEPINK Local Peace Economy campaigner who recently returned from the southern border. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 4: Local Peace Economy and Divest From War (August 22, 2019) - CODEPINK Co-Founder Jodie Evans discusses the history of the organization along with the cultivation of a Local Peace Economy. Jodie gives us a fresh insight on peace-building by taking small, local steps, and eventually divest from the destructive war economy. Our second guest for the show is CODEPINK's Nancy Mancias, who discusses our Divest From War Machine campaign. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 3: Stand With Kashmir (August 15, 2019) - This CODEPINK radio show will be hosted by Rose Asaf, NYC Coordinator. Rose discusses the rising tensions between India and Pakistan and the movement for independence by the Kashmiri people. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 2: Latin America, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico (August 8, 2019) - CODEPINK Co-Founder Medea Benjamin and CODEPINK Latin America Coordinator Teri Mattson talk about Teri's recent trip to Venezuela where she met with local grassroots activists to discuss the violence caused by U.S. sanctions. We also hear from CODEPINK activists in Puerto Rico where protesters are continuing to fight to eliminate the privatization of Puerto Rican civil society. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 1: No War With Iran (August 1, 2019) - CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin and CODEPINK national co-director Ariel Gold kick off our first show by breaking down the dismal attention given to foreign policy in the recent Democratic Presidential debates. They also talk about inspiring examples of grassroots movements from around the world that are working to bring peace to their communities. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
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