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This Week's Show
Episode 126: Free Alex Saab & Abolish the OAS: On this week's episode of CODEPINK radio, Leonardo Flores speaks with David Rivkin, attorney for political prisoner Alex Saab. In the second half of the show, Leonardo is joined by Alina Duarte, an independent journalist from Mexico and Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, to discuss Latin American geopolitics. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
- Tell Trevor Noah: Sinophobia is No Laughing Matter! China is Not Our Enemy!
- Shut Down Red Hill To Protect Oʻahu’s Drinking Water!
- Biden: #CutThePentagon and #CancelStudentDebt
- Reseal the Iran Deal
- CODEPINK Events
Episode 125: Our CODEPINK Wish List for 2022: CODEPINK Congress co-hosts Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd discuss what President Biden could do with a stroke of his pen to alleviate much of the world's suffering. From Yemen to Afghanistan to Cuba to the U.S., we discuss the impact of U.S. militarism poisoning water in Hawaii, arming right-wing police forces around the world and imposing war-like sanctions that hurt vulnerable populations and weaken civil society. Demand executive action now! Featured guests: Colonel Ann Wright, who resigned from the State Department to protest the 2003 US invasion of Iraq; Pat Elder, author of "Military Recruiting in the United States;" Danaka Katovich, CODEPINK organizer of the Youth Peace Collective; John Lindsay-Poland, coordinator of Global Exchange's "Stop U.S. Arms to Mexico" project. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 120: No War On China: Ending U.S. Aggression & Militarism in the Asia-Pacific: On this episode, join CODEPINK and the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign for No War On China: Ending U.S. Aggression & Militarism in the Asia-Pacific. In the first half of the show, hear CODEPINK’s Madison Tang speak at No Cold War International campaign's "Europe against the cold war" online forum about how we need global outrage at US imperialism, militarism and forever wars. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 119: Voices From COP26 to the Arctic!: Listen to CODEPINK Congress (11/16/21) with Bernadette Demientieff, Executive Director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee in Alaska,sharingthe indigenous nation's victories in convincing banks not to loan money for oil drilling on ancestral lands-also Boston University Professor Neta Crawford on the importance of avoiding the term "national security threat" when talking about the climate crisis because such terminology validates further US military aggression, and CODEPINK Co-founder Jodie Evans, who travelled with CODEPINK peacebuilders Nancy Mancias and Suzie Gilbert to Glasgow to march in the streets with an estimated hundred thousand, if not more, activists demanding climate justice (reparations for the Global South) and inclusion of militarism reporting and accountability in UN climate agreements. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 118: The Spoils of War, a conversation with Author Andrew Cockburn: This week on CODEPINK radio, we speak with noted Author Andrew Cockburn about his new book: The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine. Based on years of wide-ranging research, Cockburn lays bare the ugly reality of the largest military machine in history: squalid, and at the same time terrifyingly dangerous. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 117: US-backed protests in Cuba & Elections in Nicaragua: This week on CODEPINK radio, we speak with journalist Alan MacLeod about U.S. attempts to overthrow the Cuban government, including the promoting of upcoming protests on November 15th. The second half of the program will feature excerpts of a press conference from U.S. and Canadian electoral observers who witness the presidential elections in Nicaragua.Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 116: Resisting the U.S. War On China: From Guam & the CNMI to India: On this episode, join CODEPINK and the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign to hear from Indigenous Chamoru scholars and activists Dr. Kenneth Kuper and Dr. Isa Arriola about how the native peoples, land, and environment of Guam & the CNMI are being impacted and harmed by the US’s military buildup in its escalating war on China. Then, in the 2nd half of the show, hear from Prabir Purkayastha, editor, writer, and activist who founded Newsclick.in about the role of India in the US’s war on China as it shores up alliances. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 115: Weapons Sales 101 with Jeff Abramson: The U.S. arms trade is complex. There are a lot of moving parts with not a whole lot of transparency. Listen to our episode "Weapons Sales 101" to learn the basics about the U.S. arms trade with the director of Forum on the Arms Trade Jeff Abramson! Jeff Abramson is a senior fellow for arms control and conventional arms transfers at the Washington DC-based Arms Control Association and also directs the Forum on the Arms Trade. Prior to re-joining the Arms Control Association in September 2019, he managed the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, the de facto monitoring regime for the Mine Ban Treaty and Convention on Cluster Munitions. Immediately prior to joining the Monitor, he served as a policy advisor and director to the secretariat of Control Arms, the global civil society alliance that championed the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty that for the first time established global regulations for the trade in a wide array of conventional weapons. He is former Deputy Director of the Arms Control Association and Managing Editor of their publication Arms Control Today. An arms trade expert, his work has been published in numerous journals and comments cited by major US and global media. Listen on Apple Podcast and Spotify!
Episode 114: Stop Haitian Deportations & Link Militarism to the Climate Crisis:In this episode, CODEPINK Congress coordinator Marcy Winograd and co-host Medea Benjamin talk to Patrice Lawrence, executive director of UndocuBlack, and Paul Christian Namfy, an organizer with the Family Action Network Movement, about their demands the Biden administration halt mass deportations and detentions of Haitians fleeing political collapse, street gangs and impacts of the climate crisis. During the second half of the show, after a pause for Hatian creole music, Marcy interviews CODEPINK campaign organizer Nancy Mancias about CODEPINK's planned protests outside the next UN Climate Conference, the COP26, in Glasgow Scotland, October 31-November 12, 2021. CODEPINK will call on the COP26 to require climate agreement signatories report and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their militaries. Listen on Apple Podcast and Spotify!
Episode 113: Sanctions on Venezuela, The Portugal Novo Banco case, and Venezuela's Anti-blockade Law: This week on CODEPINK radio we'll be discussing the sanctions on Venezuela. In the first segment Teri Mattson and Margaret Flowers interview William Castilo, Venezuela's Vice Minister for Anti-Blockade Policies, about the devastating economic war. In the second half of the program, Teri interviews Venezuelan Vice Minister Yvan Gil about $2 billion in Venezuelan funds currently being frozen by Portuguese bank Novo Banco - money that would otherwise be spent on healthcare for Venezuelans. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 112: Serve the People: China is Not Our Enemy: In this episode, we hear from the Chief Correspondent of the Globetrotter Independent Media Institute Vijay Prashad about the dire need for public anti-war actions as the U.S. government continues to allocate record-high military budgets and ignore urgent domestic needs. In the second half of the show, we will feature an interview with Tings Chak of The Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. Tings talks with CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans about her research on China’s massive campaign to eliminate poverty that has pulled 850 million people in China out of extreme poverty. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 111: Climate Strike, Military Budget & Afghanistan Relief: In this episode, we hear the voices of youth at the Global Climate Strike and activist and author Winona LaDuke on stopping the Line 3 pipeline threatening to contaminate indigenous lands. We also go to the House floor for debate between AOC and Republicans on the military budget and Congressman Ro Khanna on his amendment to cut off funds for Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen. During the second half of our show, we turn to Afghanistan with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies on reparations and relief, also Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, on our new campaign: Pay the Afghan teachers. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 110: Exposing the War Profiteers with David Moore: In this episode, we hear from David Moore, Co-Founder of Sludge, and investigative news room focus on money in politics about his most recent article which details the members of Congress who personally profit from their investments in war profiteers.Listen onApple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 109: Sanctions and Hybrid War on Nicaragua: This episode features a conversation between CODEPINK's Teri Mattson, the Tricontinental Institute's Vijay Prashad, CEPR's Alex Main and Friends of Latin America's Jill Clark-Gollub about U.S. hybrid war and sanctions on Nicaragua, with an emphasis on the RENACER Act, a bill that just passed in the Senate and would sanction over half the Nicaraguan population. Listen onApple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 108: The US's Forever Wars: From Afghanistan to China: Join CODEPINK and the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign for an exclusive episode of CODEPINK Radio with historian Vijay Prashad and CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans on the United States' Forever Wars: From Afghanistan to China. Hear about the underlying connections between the U.S. Military Industrial Complex's war in Afghanistan, the escalation of its hybrid war on China, and why humanitarian war is an oxymoron. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 107: Saudi Arabia's Prisoners of Conscience and Blockade of Yemen: In this episode, CODEPINK's Danaka Katovich interviews Dr. Abdullah Alodah, researcher at Democracy for the Arab World Now and son of Saudi prisoner of conscience Salman Alodah. Danaka and Dr. Alodah will discuss his fathers case and the legal system in Saudi Arabia. Following, Danaka will interview Kawthar Abdullah from the Yemeni Alliance Committee to talk about the Saudi government blockade on Yemen. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 106: The Power of the Congressional Progressive Caucus & the Link Between Militarism and the Climate Crisis: In this episode, Marcy Winograd, coordinator of CODEPINK Congress, features Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Chair of the 94-member Congressional Progressive Caucus, who discusses victories and challenges for progressives seeking to demilitarize foreign and domestic policies. Next, we turn to plans for climate activism here in the U.S. and abroad for November's UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. CODEPINK will join others in demanding the 197 participating nations require countries to report and reduce their military greenhouse gas emissions. Finally, thoughts on how peace activists can mobilize during the Congressional August recess for a reduced military budget. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 105: Afghanistan: Who’s to Blame and What Next?: This week on CODEPINK radio join Matthew Hoh, Ann Wright, Dr. Zaher Wahabfor, Phyllis Bennis and CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin for a discussion on Afghanistan With the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government and the Taliban set to return to a position of power they occupied 20 years ago, who is responsible for this colossal failure? Who should be held accountable and how? And what can we do to make sure that lessons are learned that will stop the US government from future invasions/occupations? Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Special Episode on Afghanistan: With the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government and the Taliban set to return to a position of power they occupied 20 years ago, who is responsible for this colossal failure? Who should be held accountable and how? And what can we do to make sure that lessons are learned that will stop the US government from future invasions/occupations? Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 104: Blockade on Cuba and Dialogue in Venezuela (August 12, 2021):This week on CODEPINK radio, we hear from three young Cuban women in an excerpt taken from a recent CODEPINK webinar on Cuba. In the second half of the program, CODEPINK's Teri Mattson will interview Diego Sequera of Mision Verdad, an independent Venezuelan think tank, about the upcoming dialogue in Mexico between the Venezuelan government and various factions of the opposition.
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Episode 103: Empire, Racism, & Propaganda: Preventing the US's War on China (August 5th, 2021): This week on CODEPINK Radio, CODEPINK China is Not Our Enemy Campaign coordinator Madison Tang interviews Dr. Zhun Xu on his experience as an academic in both China and the United States, and on his analysis of the Western discourse surrounding Xinjiang and Hong Kong, two regions of China that the US gov’t & MSM have become increasingly fixated on in the past three years in order to manufacture consent for hybrid economic, military, and information war on China. In the second half of the show, we will hear from Chris Hedges, a pulitzer prize winning journalist, television host, and author about U.S. empire, militarism, racism, and propaganda in both the US’s war on Afghanistan and its escalating war on China. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 102: Gaza Fights for Freedom & Middle East Interventionism (July 29th, 2021): This week on CODEPINK radio Danaka Katovich from the CODEPINK Middle East Team discusses Daniel Hale, a whistleblower who was sentenced to prison earlier this week. After that, Danaka hears from CODEPINK co-director Ariel Gold with updates from Palestine, then hears from journalist Abby Martin about "Gaza Fights for Freedom". Following the break, Matthew Petti talks about the Quincy Institute's most recent report on Middle East interventionism over the last ten years, US involvement, and the Iran Nuclear Deal. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
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 100: An assassination in Haiti and protests in Cuba (July 15th, 2021): On this episode, CODEPINK's Leonardo Flores will interview Dr. Jemima Pierre from the Black Alliance for Peace about the assassination of Haitian leader Jovenel Moise and the possibility of a U.S. intervention in the country. In the second half of the program, we will hear from several speakers, including Daniel Menocal of the Cuban Embassy and Angelica Salazar of ACERE (Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect) about the protests in Cuba and the 60+ year U.S. blockade.Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 99: The Inflated Threat of China: Fuel for the U.S. War Economy (July 8th, 2021):On this episode, join us to hear from Dr. Catherine Wilkerson about how the U.S.'s scapegoating of China for the global pandemic is both a deflection of U.S. accountability to contain the virus and a propaganda strategy for manufacturing public consent for war with China. In the second half of the show, CODEPINK team member RJ Thomsen discusses the House Foreign Affairs Committee's markup for the anti-China EAGLE Act, which uses the inflated threat of China as intellectual justification for further military spending. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 98: Women & Afghanistan, Biden's New Nukes & Sanctions as Warfare (July 1st, 2021): This episode features comments by Sonali Kolhatkar, Co-Director of the Afghan Women's Mission, Mark Perry, Senior Analyst of the Quincy Institute, Assal Rad, policy researcher with the National Iranian AmericanCouncil and Alex Main, director, Center for Economic Policy. Our guests were recently featured on CODEPINK Congress, a Tuesday night program focused on demilitarization and foreign policy. In this episode, CODEPINK Radio refutes the argument that the US should continue its 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, discusses the movement to defund nuclear weapons and examines life under debilitating US sanctions in Iran and Venezuela. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
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 96: Juneteenth (June 18th, 2021): In this special episode, CODEPINK's Director of Cultural Strategy, Ciara Taylor, joins Poor People's Campaign Zillah Wesley and CODEPINK's Danaka Katovich to give a history of Juneteenth and discuss the continuous struggle to end exploitation and violence in all its forms. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 95: VP Harris in Mexico and Elections in Peru (June 17th, 2021): In the first half of the program, CODEPINK's Teri Mattson speaks to Marco Castillo of Global Exchange about Vice President Kamala Harris's recent visit to Mexico and Guatemala. In the second half of the show. CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin joins Leonardo Flores for a discussion about the recent elections in Peru. 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 62: China Is Not Our Enemy: Building bridges of peace plus insight on Bolivia's recent election (October 29, 2020) This week on CODEPINK radio the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign is excited to be with Tings Chak 翟庭君,John Cavanagh, and our very own Leonardo Flores! As we get closer to election night in the US, Leonardo inspires us with the results and analysis of Bolivia’s recent election live from the ground. Then we hear beautiful truths about China from Tings Chak 翟庭君 of The Tricontinental and Dong Feng Collective and some dismantling of the White House’s anti-China rhetoric from John Cavanagh of Institute for Policy Studies. 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)
This week, CODEPINK's National Co-Director, Carley Towne talks with CODEPINK’s Divest from the War Machine campaigner, Yousef Zakaria. They discuss strategies and tactics activists can use to organize within local communities against the war machine. The second part of today’s program includes a conversation with CODEPINK's campaign organizer, Nancy Mancias, Sunrise Project campaigner, Roberta Giordano and members of Climate Finance Action about the need for BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, to divest from fossil fuels and weapons manufacturers. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 59: Cuban Doctors speak with Vijay Prashad and Danny Glover (October 8, 2020)
This week Indian historian and journalist Vijay Prashad talks Cuban doctors about their experience: José Armando Arronte Villamarín, Specialist in General Integral Medicine, National Coordinator of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Jamaica. - Daymarelis Ortega Rodriguez, Chief of Brigade Henry Reeve in Barbados and former Chief of Cuban Medical Brigade in Antigua and Barbuda. - Nurse Yandy Pérez Perez, member of the Henry Reeve Brigade in Barbados, previously was part of a Cuban Medical Mission in Viet-Nam 2017- 2019 - Jany Cabrera, Specialist in General Integral Medicine, member of the Henry Reeve Brigade in Belize. Also actor and activist Danny Glover, with his long experience of working for peace and justice in Latin America and the Caribbean shares his thoughts about why he supports the Nobel Peace Prize for Cuba’s Henry Reeve Brigade. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
Episode 58: China is Not Our Enemy: A Conversation with the Qiao Collective (October 1, 2020)
Available to you via the air waves this week on CODEPINK radio, the China Is Not Our Enemy campaign centers the voices of diaspora Chinese and leading peace scholars working towards dismantling the US-led tension with China. CODEPINK co-founder, Jodie Evans is joined by very special guests, Qiao Collective and features guests from the No Cold War International Peace Forum held on September 26. As aggression towards China continues, we must work together to build bridges of peace, not hate. To learn more visit China Is Not Our Enemy. Listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
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: BlackRock, 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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