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This Week's Show
July 16, 2020 - COVID-19 & Cuba's International Medical Brigade
July 23, 2020 -
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.
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
Episode 15: War is Not Green (November 7, 2019) - Jodie Evans and Jane Fonda discuss War is Not Green in preparation for Fire Drill Friday on November 8. Listen Here!
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.
Episode 13: Why is Latin America on Fire? (October 24, 2019) - Hosted by CODEPINK's Teri Mattson and Leonardo Flores, Why is Latin America on Fire? Listen Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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 Here!
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